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Latest news for Dale's Pale Ale
Press Release: America’s first 19.2 oz hopped up cans of Dale’s Pale Ale set to roll out in the Arizona market—you’re going to need a bigger koozie
Press Release: Oskar Blues Brewery 2012 with the Ten-Year Caniversary of Dale's Pale Ale, a 52 Percent Increase in Sales and a New Brewery in Brevard,
Press Release: Oskar Blues Brews First Batch of Dale's Pale Ale in New Brevard, North Carolina Brewery
Press Release: Oskar Blues Brewery Launches Revolutionary First Single-Serve Can in North America
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Review by joe1510 on 02/16/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
74 2 8 15 4 8 2010
12oz. Can
$6.99 6-Pack
Steve's Liquor Madison

Dale's Pale Ale pours clear dirty copper into my pint glass. Swirling carbonation bubbles rise slowly to the top. A 1+ slightly off white head formed on the pour that very slowly faded to a half finger cap. Left drink history lacing.

Smell is of pale malts and a slight touch of caramel as the malt backbone. The hops add a nice fragrance of tea leaf and a mild citric quality. After some warming there's a resiny hop quality that adds more complexity. Smells good for sure but smells like many other pale ales I've had in the past.

Flavor is a canvas of biscuity pale malts covered with resiny and mildly citric hops. A dried tea leaf flavor comes through on the finish. Definately good but again I've tasted these flavors in many other pale ales. This one is a bit more robust though which is a definate plus.

Medium body that gets a little sticky on the backside. Carbonation is on the lower side of moderate and lets the beer work it's way through at it's own pace. Half way through the glass I can feel my tongue taking a beating from the generous hopping.

This is a super easy beer to drink and a great session. Coming in cans like it does helps things when you take into consideration hauling in a cooler. Just an easy drinker with good flavor.

My first foray into Oskar Blues. Wish they distributed to Illinois cause I'd love to try a few more of their offerings. Overall, Dale's Pale is a flavorful, and hoppier than most pale ales. After drinking a few of these from the glass my opinion is Dales Pale actually tastes better straight from the can.

Reviewed: 5/2/07

Price: $6.99 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tavernjef on 03/03/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 9 17 5 9 2008
Bright clearish orange. Soft starchy topping of off-white lumpy foam adorns the crown with steady staying power and levels off leaving tall hills along the sides as it collars. Patchy, big blotchy lacing sticks all over the place. Nice looking ale!

Dullish pale pine and old orange skins poof up the air quite well along with partially toastyness and grapefruit scraps.

Big taster with tenderly paled and toasted malt making its way across the palate quickly, letting you know you're drinking something with some guts to it. Slender pine sap and soft eager dryness floats about while touching and flinting notes of all kinds of wonderful hop notes of grapefruit pith, lemon and orange peel, and resiny pine oils. Broad and lasting with a remarkablely easy finish within its dryness and bitterness. Holds a very high standard to what a solid Pale Ale ought to be like.

Solid, affectionate body of medium/fullish girth. Loads of malt toasting and pale-izing things up with a crunchy edge of bite and carbonation allowing the finish to sneak by with an ease of slightly parching hoppy bitterness and citric pithy, peel, oilyness. Toasted dryness returns and has a nice complexing tone in the finish mixing with the citrus notes; which lasts impressionably well.

A solid Pale; and in a can even!? Nice...

Served In: Bottle

Review by cjsell on 10/04/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 3 10 18 5 9 2008
I've been drinking Dale's a lot lately so I figured it's about time to post a review.

A: Poured a copper color with about an inch of foam.

S: Nice hoppy aroma with hints of citrus.

T: Very hoppy as far as Pale Ales are considered. Hints of citrus in the aftertaste.

M: Very smooth beer with nice carbonation.

This is one of my favorite summertime beers and also one of my favorite Pale Ales even though some would consider it too hoppy for a Pale. I will be sure to have this in the fridge on a consistent basis.

Served In: Tulip

Review by seaoflament on 05/19/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 10 16 4 8 2008
Finally got some Dale’s Pale Ale, this is the only canned beer from Oskar Blues I’ve yet to try. Picked this one up today from South Bay Drugs and Liquor (new arrival).

Pours an amber color, copper, with a good inch of foam.

Generously hoppy, pine, grapefruit, and grass hops. The malt profile is mostly toasted with a mixture of caramel and biscuit.

Taste is very toasted with some caramel near the finish. A hop bite is one of the first things to greet you, pine and grass with hints of citrus peel. Lemon and bitter orange flavors are near the finish.

Mouth-feel is pretty smooth, good level of carbonation, a little hint of alcohol in the finish. A little big for a Pale Ale though.

I’d probably buy some more of this, good for the hot summer day. Glad it made it to San Diego.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Tip Top on 12/26/07  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 10 16 4 8 0
Originally reviewed 07/31/06

Poured from can into standard pint.

A - This beer came from a can? Nice orange color with a huge off white head. Head is fluffy and has some serious staying power.

S - This is a pale ale? Smells just like a good IPA, citrusy hops. Super floral!

T - Hops are more subdued than the smell. Wonderfully balance between citrusy hops and the malt.

M - Creamy with nice carbonation. Medium bodied.

D - This is one hell of a beer. Gotta be the best beer in a can.

Served In: Other

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