Dale's Pale Ale | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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88
very good
7,350 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good
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Dale's Pale AleDale's Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 10-08-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7,350
Reviews:
1,955
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.48%
 
 
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185
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Ratings: 7,350 |  Reviews: 1,955
Photo of theIPAman
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap with a table full of BBQ. Poured from a can with a nice head, and a golden brown sugar color. Fruity hops on the nose, but the fruit is more subdued with the initial taste. We'll balanced with malt notes and a subdued bitterness. An enjoyable brew.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Okay, saw a forum post ranting about the stuff and happened to see it out. Served in a standard pint glass. Poured a honey-copper color. Half-inch head dissipated into a mere skim of foam; a little lacing, but not particularly abundant, although decent, thin adherence. Scent of hops and some citrus fruit. Taste similar to nose with a mellow, tart finish (citric acid perhaps) that lingers just a little too long leaving a bit of an aftertaste. Lively full mouthfeel. Pleasantly drinkable for a canned beer, but it is about at the end of my hops limit.

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Photo of ContentmentDIPA
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of BDJake
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- translucent, hazy light amber with nice hed that retains well and leaves excellent lacing

S- earthy, floral hops, balanced by a subtle maltiness

T- understandably metallic, coming from a can, but with decent hoppiness and somewhat sweet to balance it out

M- slick, creamy towards the end of the sip, low carbonation, with lingering aftertaste

D- the bite keeps it from being higher, but still not a bad choice- and paired well with habanero Cheetos, which somehow made it an even more enjoyable experience

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Photo of BWMKappaSig
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden-amber hue with a thin white head.

Smell: Hoppy smell, a little malt. Hops are a bit grassy and reminiscent of Sierra Nevada.

Taste: Bitter and grassy hops, a bit stronger than expected. More a West Coast IPA than a traditional pale ale.

Mouthfeel: The intital feel is pretty crisp, but I'm feeling a bit of a hop-coating in my mouth after.

Drinkability: I wouldn't session with this the way I would with a Bass or even Sierra Nevada, but it's certainly enjoyable for what it is.

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Photo of LuckySevens82
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz aluminum can courtesy of ppoitras.
Pours a coppery orange with a decent sized egg-shell colored head. Good retention and lacing.
Smell is light fruits (grapes, peaches, etc.) some hops and a lot of caramel or toffee.
Taste is pretty well the same as smell although the hop flavor is much more intense than I would have thought from the smell. A bit buttery in flavor.
Mouthfeel is a little thick for a pale ale, but overall a pretty good beer.

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Photo of Jrhartsock95
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChiPool
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured can (dated 3/22) into Lagunitas mason jar.

Hard to offer a review that is very technical for this one. Pours a nice amber color, with an inch of cream colored head. Almost odorless. The first sip reminds me of cream soda. There is a bit of lindering bitterness.

I just kinda dig this beer. It's no Zombie Dust, or even Daisy Cutter, bur it's solid. Quite sessionable. No complaints.

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Photo of bencren
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

19.2 oz can partly poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a copper color with good clarity. The head is a three finger offwhite shade. I really like how much lacing it leaves on the glass in particular, not to mention the fluffiness of the head itself.

S: The aroma is what you'd expect, grassy/piny Cascade hops and caramel malts. Hoppiness is amplified when inhaled directly from the can.

T: This is quite bitter to start. The leafy, herbal hop bitterness really comes through, though perhaps with not as much actual hop flavor as I'd like. Bitterness seems to cool off near the back end, creating something that's pleasantly drinkable instead of oppressive.

M: While the opening bitterness suggest this could be resiny and harsh, the finish is crisp and dry enough to scrub it away. Nice body and carbonation here, though I still think the back end is a little rough.

O: You know you have something pretty good on your hands when 19.2 oz. seems like the right size for this one. Word of warning though - this one might be too bitter for newbs.

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Photo of stucat
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bwbetts
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBob44
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lambpasty
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Acubflem
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fitzy84
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can, served at Moan and Dove. The appearance was a little average: no real head or lacing; overall light brown mixed with amber. The aromas were decently well for a canned beverage: medium fruit aromas and hops. The taste was more sour in flavoring and lacked a hoppiness typical of a pale ale. However, its lightness in the hop department was relatively heavy for something in a can. And that is probably why I rate it high in mouthfeel: for something like a pale ale, the can helps it be light and refreshing. Overall, a little weak for a pale ale, but I was very impressed by the brewery's ability to make a drinkable pale ale.

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Photo of PeatReek
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Alright, good beer in a can! Pours a solid amber color, quite hazy (not quite hefe hazy, but nearly). Rocky eggshell-yellow head. Smells cool & creamy and potently hoppy, like grass clippings and pine needles. The body is rich & smooth, not quite thick but definitely substantial, which I like. The taste is interesting; it hits you right up front with the grinding, aggressive hop taste and kind of buzzes along through the sip without mellowing out. Hmm. It's an earthy/dirty sort of hop flavor, but in combination with the beefy body, it works. Just enough bitterness to keep it well grounded and refreshing; I could definitely see downing a few of these ice-cold after a long hike. Excellent.

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Photo of LPorter33
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a 6 pack of cans from Martignetti's. Heard from BearPanther that they'd started distributing in MA, so I was quite happen when I saw it.

Appearance = Really good looking deep amber with creamy 1/2'' head was stable and consistent. Lots of bubbles rising up. Semi-transparent..looks very flavorful.

Smell = Pretty average in the nose. Smells much more like an IPA with citrusy hops dominating.

Taste = This is a good beer but it's a tiny bit too harsh which prevents it from being great. It's very bitter and hoppy and really behaves more like an IPA. I like the strong hops and there is some malt to balance it fairly. The courseness is just a bit too much though and it cuts through the flavor and brings it the experience down a bit. Drinkability is great though and the mouthfeel was good too.

Overall = Not as good as Sherwood Forest's Archer's Ale but Dale's Pale is right behind it as the second best beer in a can. This harsh, hoppy pale ale is quite drinkable and enjoyable is you like hops. It's a bit too coarse but that's my only real complaint.

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Photo of FriedSlug
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a six pack of these while grabbing some of my my go to Old Chub. Also a big fan of Ten Fidy and not sure why I have never had this one but had to give it a go. Outstanding looking beer with an excellent nose, clean and I fresh. Disappointed with the taste. It is good, but not as good as I was expecting. Overall a decent beer but not quite the level of other Oskar Blues offerings.

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Photo of ranger7
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of BDeibs
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ltdsaint
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LambicLion
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

For a regular beer, not in the sense "run of the mill", this is very above average for an IPA. Happy to see this regularly in my frig!

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Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
3.92 out of 5 based on 7,350 ratings.
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