mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! I was really impressed with this beer. Not only was it relly flavorful and hoppy, it is full of football instinct. I had six of these and auctioned one solid fantasy footbal team.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - SEP 5, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12oz can hazy honey/amber color with a thick, tight foam cap. The nose is huge with grapefruit and pine with toasty/bready malts. The tastes starts with a snap of grassy, piney, grapefruit hops. Then comes sweet, caramel apple malt with some sweet and slightly boozy esters in the end to accompany an almost tongue-numbing hop bite. This is one of those sleeper beers. It comes at you all unassuming in it’s average looking can, then bam! it knocks you on your ass. Bravo. A very good American Pale.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Presentation: It was poured from tap into a pint glass.
Appearance: It has a very nice orange amber color with good clarity and a thin white head. The head fades quickly leaving just a ring of bubbles on top and very little spotty lacing that slowly slides down the sides of the glass.
Smell: The aroma has lovely aromatic hops with hints of citrus and mild pine notes. Under that there are light toasted and bready malt notes.
Taste/Mouth feel: The flavor has a good malt base with a mildly sweet caramel and buttery toasted bread character that is balanced with a pleasant flavor and bitterness from the hops. Hop flavors include mild resin and citrus (grapefruit/lemon) notes. Its finish has a nice bitterness that slowly fades off the tongue. Its light to medium bodied with active carbonation that tickles the tongue.
Notes: Overall it’s a very good easy drinking beer with plenty of flavor.
TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours a fairly light orange with a medium head. Aroma of citrus and floral hops. The flavor is strongly bitter with citrusy hops in the foreground, and nicely balanced with sweet malts. Slightly bready finish. A very good APA, though maybe not quite deserving of its phenomenal second place ranking within the style.
tomthompson89 (1968) - 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.