tomthompson89 (1964) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on tap at Coles. Nose is malty, with some citrus hops in the background but not too much. flavor has more hops in there but its more bittering then citrus, well balanced, nice pale ale.
mikesis037 (1) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2008 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had dales pale ale at the brary in pittsburgh with my father named Dale. solid pale ale.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is good stuff. big cracker malt backbone with some sharp hop notes and a moderate floral component. Light caramel and a full mouthfeel. Fantastic drink.
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed Dale’s from a can I brought back from a trip to CO. First had this at Roo ’06. Sharing with Grant on my "new" deck. Poured dark gold...almost amber. Lots of carbonation and fiz. The head was strong, white and foamy. It gave some decent lacing to the glass. This is a crisp IPA with hints of mellow fruit at the start; like a peach tastes in the morning. At the tail end is a powerful citrus punch delivered by the intense hops they pack in. This beer is very refreshing on a hot day. I’m thinking I would like to find a way to get some to MO sometime soon.
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours a light amber/copper color, good inch of off-white thick head foams up and sticks around for a good long time. Great aromas- smooth sweet caramel sits behind loads grapefruit, orange peels, and other sharp citrus notes. Flavors follow the nose, with malt sweetness fading further into the background. Not too much bitterness, but loads of lemon-lime, blood orange, grapefruit, and other fruit notes. Enough bitterness to give those fruit notes some nice sharp bite. Palate is full and even, with a nice lightly bitter finish. Overall, a superb pale ale.
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can. No pour. Hops, citrus and some pine to the nose. Flavors of hops, malt, and some citrus. Awesome beer.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Poured a clear orange with an off-white head that left good lacing. The aroma finds caramel, citrus, and some floral. The flavor is much the same with big hops standing out. Medium body and moderate bitterness throughout. Very nice!
topherh (1916) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can poured a bright coppery color, nice hoppy aroma, flavor is hoppy with sweet maltiness, very easy to drink. Very well balanced.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
While I could savor my Dale’s Pale Ale from the can, only in emergencies or dire situations will that ever arise. Instead, I poured her clear golden orange body into my ale glass and watched gleefully as a rich head almost immediately formed, fading down into a good ring around my glass. From the foam alone, brussels lace adheres to my glass like seaweed on rice. A ripe assault of fresh citrus and grassy hops with a hint of caramel malts converge on my olfactory senses. Beautiful. I can tell I am in for a hoperific pale ale. Sweet caramel right up front, smooth and creamy body, with a bitter zing of pine and sweet grass coming in second. An oily finish that doesn’t immediately dry my palate, but leaves my mouth watering for more. Each quaff leaves an amazingly huge blanket of brussels lace all over my glass. As Dale’s Pale Ale warms up a bit, the palate softens and the malts meld well with the hop oils, resiny pine, and zesty bitter citrus finish. I really like how it’s maltier up front with hints of caramel and nuts, then moving over into hop territory.
Pack a sixer for a hike in the woods or day out on the water, and you can’t go wrong.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance is burningly bright orange with amber highlights, thin white lacing of head is minimal, fair lacing on the glass.
Smell is moderate pine and citrus hops with sweet caramel/pale malts in the background, nice presence for a pale ale.
Taste is a nice mix of lighter caramel sweetened malts and more of a pine resin hops, some floral and orange tones pop up in the middle, finishes mildly bitter with biscuit malts.
Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, smooth and thick texture adds more heft than most pales, mild carbonation.
Drinkability is high, a bold and nicely hopped pale ale with great malt presence and balance, the alcohol is non-deScript and there is enough here to keep drinking all night long. My current favorite all-around beer, this is so solid!