Dale's Pale Ale | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

BA SCORE
88
very good
7,314 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:
7,314
Reviews:
1,950
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.73%
 
 
Wants:
185
Gots:
1,645
For Trade:
7
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Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bruachan
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

i've heard things, and now that i've had dale's i need to stop saying things like "i will never pour a beverage from a can into a glass", which s something i have found myself saying periodically

it's a more-robust-than-normal APA with plenty of malt flavor. biscuity and toasty up front with plenty of NW hops

it's a handsome beverage: crystal-clear amber with outstanding lacing. from the decent head comes an aroma to match (or perhaps preview) the fine flavors

my only complaint is that it seems a little stickybrownsugary, but that could be a hop byproduct, as well

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Photo of DudMan
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of rdoggg
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of russwbeck
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of closisinthehouse
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of jemarent
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a caramel tangerine color with golden edges. A dollop of sea foam sits on top, leaving bits of lace.

Smell: The unmistakable biscuity sweet aroma of pale malt jumps into the nose, with a little bit of sweet candi sugar as well. A good dose of hops is noticeable as well. Caramelized grapefruit and orange rind with a smattering of sticky pine as well.

Taste: The sweetness from the aroma is not an illusion. Biscuity malt, with a bit of honey as well. Some candi sugar flows well into caramelized citrus fruits -grapefruit and orange rind mostly. Some sappy pine adds more flavor, and there is a drying general bitterness at the end of the sip.

Mouthfeel: For the ABV, the body feels somewhat light. The medium carbonation falls somewhere between crisp and creamy. Lightly astringent toward the end. There is a light sappy feel on the lips as well.

Overall: This was enjoyable, although I prefer a couple of local favorites - Alpha King and Daisy Cutter.

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Photo of Goatdavemac
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

first off, this is the best beer i've had out of a can. i had the pleasure of drinking this on the lake while i listened to some fat fuck extolling the virtues of "the silver bullet" vs. miller lite. ugh. anyways, more on the side of malt sweetness than surly furious. this beer has some qualities that are reminiscent of the great alpha king as far as aroma and flavor. this was a rich copper in color with just a tinge of haze and an off-white head. aromas of caramel malts and citrus are prevalent in the nose. nice malt sweetness and a resiny, lingering hop bitterness make for a very well-balanced and bold apa. creamy carbonation and a light to medium mouthfeel. this is a great beer for summer activities due to it being in a can, and damn tasty as well.

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Photo of Camjmorton
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of cfinch2
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of ColdOneKev
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of thumperskibum
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of rojapa
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of tastybeer
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very nice. Golden amber color with a good tight clingy cream colored head. Smells pleasantly hoppy with piney resin and juicy citrus. Well blended biscuity malts create a good base. Taste is even nicer. A good hoppy punch with smooth bitterness and more sweet solid malts. Ah finally a beer I would prefer in a can. The future is now. Mouthfeel is softly resinous, smooth and taste is lightly bitter in the finish. Good texture and highly drinkable.

Good beer.

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Photo of zrab11
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of bcrossan
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gpblackgt
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of djgustafson
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Shaw
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful red in color -- almost glowing -- with a foamy, off-white head that doesn't reduce to a thin layer. No sir, this head stays about half and inch thick.

It has a nice, strong citrus smell of hops. The taste is also heavy on the hops and bitterness, without being overpowering. It has just enough malt profile.

The body is hefty enough to keep this beer from seeming watered down.

This is an excellent Pale Ale and another great beer from Oskar Blues. Long live canned beer!

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Eddiehop
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of nygannon
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Lemke10
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This pours a semi-clear amber color with a slight off-white head. The aroma is hoppy with a touch of bready malts. The taste has hint of pine, citrus, and grapefruit giving it dry taste. Very tasty and well made, a nice flag ship beer.

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Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
3.92 out of 5 based on 7,314 ratings.
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