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RATINGS: 2481   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Brewed with hefty amounts of European malts and four kinds of American hops, it delivers a blast of hop aromas, a rich middle of malt and hops, and a thrilling finish. It weighs in at 6.5 % alcohol by volume.

Why squeeze such a big brew into a little can?

Because we think fun in the great outdoors calls for great beer. Our cans go where bottled beers can’t, where flavorless canned beers don’t belong. And no matter where you drink Dale’s Pale Ale, our can protect it from light and oxidation far better than bottles do.

Northern Brewer for bittering, Cascade and Columbus for flavor, and a big, post-boil addition of Centennial for aroma.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
llbjr77 (89) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2008
Had on tap. Definitely a light copper color. Strong hoppy odor, but can taste fruity and slightly sweet while drinking. Finishes nicely with no alcohol after taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2008
Clear copper colored pour with a loose, one finger off-white head. A lot of sticky lacing going on. Crisp, floral nose, some light pine and citrus. Flavor has a sweet caramel and malty base, maybe just a little salty, grapefruit with a sharp piney resin, lemon pith and peel...and I could almost swear to a touch of buttery diacetyl. Finishes with a toffee sweetness with a nice throat clenching bite. Medium thick body. Super stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2008
Pours thin copper with smallish head, but its there. Can? wow. ok. Sticky caramel notes and thick raisiny aromas smash up front but are subdued by a citrus peel and piney scent which presents itself more forcefully in the flavor. Deep sugared malts punctuate themselves into a lingering but muted hop bitterness. wow. very tasty. I am super happy with this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2008
Can courtesy of Matt7215, thanks man! Deep orange/amber pour with a two finger froth of eggshell foam. Good structured lace leaves line after line of rings. This pale shows fresh pine and citric hops in the nose, with bread crust and caramel, followed by cotton candy. The taste is great. It is quite hop forward, with sharp piney hops, with citrus rind, that leads into an earthy caramel malt., and finishes with a candy like sweetness that is only balanced with the northern brewer. This beer suffers from extreme balance, and is damn fine! Excellent craftsmanship. Thanks for the can and the opportunity to try this Matt!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2788) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Canned from BevMo. Dark amber/golden in color. Somewhat sweet and hoppy aroma. Hops and malts up front. A little bit of breadiness. Good solid APA. Nice balance with a good amount of bitterness.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hoplover (166) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2008
THe best Pale ale I’ve ever had hands down!!!! Almost perfect in every catagory! My goodness! I love it! Love It!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Canned beer can get no better! Pours a nice copper color. A nice head dissipates to fine lace around the top of the beer. The hoppy taste is just right! A good session beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2436) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2008
Pours a reddish orange color with a medium sized off white head. Nose is fruity, toasted malt, and floral hops. Taste is mild and of biscuits with a very bitter finish. Pretty good APA remindes me of Alpha Kappa. HOwever the nose and taste seems to fade as it is exposed to air which is odd.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kseecs16 (1213) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Can picked up at Woodman’s in Madison. Pours a honey golden with a big foamy off-white head that sticks around. Nice lacing. Sweet, potent hops aroma with floral hints. Flavor is grassy, floral and pleasantly sweet that becomes strongly bitter and finishes dry. Full bodied, creamy with a nice lingering bitterness. Excellent!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Pretty good, best beer I have ever had out of a can. Nice balance of hops and some malt. Lingering bitter finish. Piney hop taste typical of APAs. Doesn’t really stand out though, and not the smoothest or most drinkable beer.


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