Dale's Pale Ale | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Dale's Pale AleDale's Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 10-08-2002

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Photo of williamjbauer
4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can served in pint glass

A - Clear light amber with 1.5 finger white had with moderate retention and moderate lacing, a bubbly and little fluffy head.

S - Chiefly citrus grapefruit grassy hops up front dominate with biscuit-bready malts

T - Really nice Rocky Mt. beeradvernture starting sweet malts and pine and citrus hops with a bready malt backbone with a touch of peppery spice into the coup de gras bitter finale with the same style hops for bittering. Well balance throughout with a great touch of alcohol.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth and crisp.

O - I'd agree with others that I seems more like an IPA than a pale ale but either way it is awesome and a great beer for most any occassion

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Photo of datphoo
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of BigCheese
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, canned on 2/14, just over a month old. Love the readability of canned date.

A: Pours a clear light copper/rust with big white pillow of a head. Head dies down to a modest crown but leaves some lacing.

S: Yum, like an ipa. Very grapefruit citrus forward. Also some underlying bready malts. Medium pungency.

T: Initially a dosage of lemon/piney/citrus hops, a very sweet initial taste. Solid malt backbone with hints of honey/carmel maybe oak. Then you get a late hop punch of bitter grassy/herbal/floral hops. Really nice. Really big flavors considering the moderate ABV. Well balanced.

M: Light in body, a bit over medium carbonation. Leavs a bit of oil. Very sessionable.

O: I'd consider this a well balanced IPA rather than a hopped pale ale but whatever its a good beer. One of the better flagship/everyday beers out there. A bit pricey in Mass for what it is, but a good beer. Highly recommended.

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Photo of demgoth
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of jsboates
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Ilovesuds
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think Pale Ales in a can are really cool. Maybe it's because they make me think of packing up a cooler with lots of ice and heading for the beach.

Anyway, Dale's poured a beautiful, crystal clear gold with a moderate head of thick suds that easily stuck to the glass. Looks promising but the nose dissapoints. No real citrus but rather a yeasty alcohol scent. Mouthfeel was what I enjoy, sudsy. Taste is pine with a carmel malt underneath. Real bitter on the back of the tongue with an aftertaste of "smarties" as another reviewer described it.

Not bad but if I had a choice I would drink something else.

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Photo of Bito401
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of BrownNut
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - an orange bronze color, darker than I was expecting. Respectable off-white head.

S - sweet yeasty hoppy

T - How interesting. The hops start to jump out but then yank back into their shell like a spooked hermit crab, leaving you with just a clean and slightly dry finish. There is a hint of bitterness left as aftertaste but really not much. Overall the taste is somewhat muted, maybe because of that disappearing act. That makes it less satisfying per swallow but more sessionable. I would like a little more malt backbone to handle flavor duty once the bitter has retreated.

M - Slightly soft to start and then everything just kind of evaporates. Neat!

O - Color me impressed. I'm not really a hops guy but can wade in out to pale ale depth. This one is surprisingly nice. I love the way the hops pop in to say hi and then dart out. It's neat because it's not just a taste, it's a little event. I love when a beer does something active like that. It puts it on my "memorably interesting" list. With a little more malt character I'd be totally onboard.

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Photo of jrhottle
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of LiquidSanity
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ap: Golden-Orange amber color. Plenty of head. Minimal lacing. Beautiful appearance.

Ar: Orange and floral notes. Nothing super impressive but not distracting.

Ta: This beer is delicious. Plenty of earthy and piney hops, a touch of honey with a nice bitterness that would confuse many into thinking it is an IPA.

Mf: Thick and rich while being creamy. Very engaging.

Ov: Honestly, how is this not an IPA? This beer is full of flavor, character and body. The bitter hops will delight and you will drink any and all I place in front of you. Enjoy each one as it is poured. Cheers!

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Photo of mooseo
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can bottle poured into pint glass.

A - Semi hazy orange-amber with a 2 finger head.

S - Mild floral and citrus hops with hints of caramel malt.

T - Bright citrus and pine hops backed by bready malts. Finishes with a spicy hop bitterness and sweet malt. Great flavor, nicely balanced.

M - Light-medium body, good carbonation. Crisp, slightly bitter finish.

O - An impressive, balanced pale ale. Extremely drinkable for 6.5% ABV. I only wish I had a few more on hand.

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
3.92 out of 5 based on 7,315 ratings.
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