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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

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Added by Todd on 10-08-2002

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Amber in color with a white head.
S: Citrusy hops and some caramel and bready malts.
T: Citrus, with a floral taste on the finish. Very pleasant. Caramel malt backs up the flavor.
F: Smooth, super drinkable.
O: Classic pale ale and a really nice beer for any occasion.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First off, let me just start by saying that if they are classifying this as a pale ale and not an ipa, you could have fooled me.

Now, to get to the beverage, it was aboslutely beautiful upon pouring into a tulip style pint glass. A sparkling copper color with a nice thick 1 inch fluffy white head. Thick, sticky lacing follows all the way down.

The smell was extremely dank and pungent.

The flavor followed the nose, wow, this is full of dank, pungent, piney, hops flavor. Just a bit of malt to keep everything in check, not much though.

Medium bodied with a smooth and sticky mouth feel.

I really enjoyed this one at first (and still do), but it became pretty heavy in my stomach as I went. It probably didn't help that I had one of the larger Pint+ cans. This was good but not something I could see throwing back a bunch of.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: No

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3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From can to pint glass. Dating code present but indiscernible to me.

A: One finger off-white creamy head with good retention that eventually relaxes into a film of big and small tightly knit bubbles. Rusty orange in color, a bit hazy with a beautiful glowing radiance. If this brew had a slightly better head and slightly better lacing, it would have received a "5" hands down.

S & T: Moderately malty, sweet, toasted, bread, caramel and toffee. Above average hop presence (style considered), mainly tropical, grapefruit rind and orange pith backed by pine. Flavors follow the nose but the hops bring more intensity on the palate. Flavor duration is short.

M: The mouthfeel is softer than I expected, especially since witnessing the boatloads of bubbles rushing through the body. Semi creamy, lightly sweet and bitter on the finish. Some alcohol pokes through as well.

D: This is definitely a quaffable brew and one of the better pale ales I've had recently.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Harrison8
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours an unfiltered amber with a frothy white head. A great deal of lacing is left behind. Muted sweet malt, and subtle hops deliver a pleasing and simple aroma. A little bit of malt sweetness is dulled by a little hop bite. Nice and subtle flavors that play well together. Mouth feel is great. It feels mouth coating, smooth, and easy to drink. It's a pleasure to drink. Overall, a great pale ale. The fact that this beer has a little higher ABV, it's easy to drink, and canned makes this a great float trip, camping, or tail gating beer. Cheers!

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

nice amber color, decent head that sticks around and leaves some spotty lacing.

aroma starts with piney and slightly citrusy hops, with caramel malt working its way in.

the taste of the hop profile however seems ever so slightly muddled. or is that "complex"? depends on the palate i suppose, hehe. just seems hard for me to pick out the different elements of the hops, even though they are there, in force, and certainly not offensive. as such, the bitterness is nice and it's quite malty as well. i suppose in the end they balance out.

carbonation seems about right, giving it substance. the smoothness finishes into a sour astringency however, which detracts slightly.

still, impressive for a canned beer, and hope for others to adopt the same. not as aesthetically pleasing, but better for both the beer and the environment.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 7,396 ratings
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