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RATINGS: 2400   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Arguably close to an IPA... very fruity hops and way too easy to drink. I assumed this was closer to 5.5-6% abv. A bit thin on the palate, but that’s my only complaint. This is dangerously drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Draught at Oldsmar Tap House. Copper body with some amber highlights. 2 finger thick off white head, great retention and lacing. Head is densely packed, very soapy and sudsy looking. Hops attack the nose on first whiff, followed by a wave of caramel/toffee hops, then more citrus and piney notes. Flavor profile consists of tons of citrus and green hops, sweet caramel malts, some grassy notes and then more bitter citrus fruits. Medium bodied, very creamy for an APA. Slick on the tongue, very easy to drink. Finish is lengthy, full of bitterness and ensuing sweetness, then citrus fruits and pine that carry on. Great beer.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Golden and hoppy. A bit bitter. For a canned beer, this stuff is pretty good. Generally though, not great. May have to try again though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - FEB 23, 2008
12 oz can. Pretty darn good for an ipa in a can. I liked the hoppiness and the malts were there with some sweetness too.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (6544) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 22, 2008
Can 355ml
Appearance: Color of dark amber with honey , large dense pillow like head. Fine lace created.
Nose : Haahh… plenty of hops but not those cheap rough wet leafy one. This one is gentle giant. Aromatic high alpha with strong hints of fresh mango. Sweet hops created superb refreshing qualities.9-
Flavor/Palate : Medium bodied. Woody bitterness shortly visits up front, west side hops dominate the centre. Bolder chewy green side stays behind (thankfully was quiet). Prime example how bold can be approachable, smooth it make it sweeter yet sill with tons of hops. Beer can and superb hoppy ale, brewers Campbell soup of Andy’s Warhol?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2217) - Lakeside, California, USA - FEB 22, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2008 Courtesy of fordest. 12 oz can shared with fordest and padrefan. Poured a mostly clear copper color with a medium off-white head that left plenty of lacing in the glass. The aroma featured big citrus notes of sweetened grapefruit and tangerines. My first impression of the taste is that it is similar to SNPA. That said, it was quickly evident that this brew is much more complex. Biter hops are in the forefront, as you would expect from a pale ale, with cotton candy, grapefruit, biscuit and oranges filing in the sides. The mouthfeel was silky smooth and even. The finish long and bittersweet. Overall: This has got to be the best pale ale to ever come out of a can. Thanks again fordest.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2014) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 22, 2008
12 oz can courtesy of ... oh .... ME!.... brought to our mini tasting with Padrefan98 and stefanje. Aromas were mild hoppy with touches of vanilla and lemon. Flavors were decent hoppy grapefruit without being super extreme. This was a nice lead in to a night of IPA’s and Imperial IPA’s.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
moseslikesbeer (183) - conestoga, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2008
smells very malty and like brown sugar. I don’t really smell the hops like everyone is saying. huge off white light brown head. tons of carbonation. orange copper color. tastes very hoppy even though it doesn’t smell like it at all. tastes like malty tangerines. great lacing. too hoppy and tangy for me. when I get a good mix of the creamy head and the beer it’s good otherwise it’s not my thing. much better though than the other beer I had by this Co. very good if you like a hoppy palate. they want you to take this brew in the great outdoors....I’m afraid I would only be able to drink one of these around a camp fire. too much going on to be a camp fire beer. it’s not swill but I don’t think it’s awesome either.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2008
Canette 12oz, courtoisie de Blankboy. De couleur orange ambré et légèrement voilée. Nez de houblon citrique (pamplemousse), résineux et aux notes herbeuses, fruité (agrumes sucrées et abricots) et malté de caramel doux. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture moyennement cérmeuse, légèrement aqueuse et résineuse. Goût moyen-amer de houblon résineux et citrique (pamplemousse) et aux faibles notes terreuses (une amertume présente toute la gorgée) accompagné d’un goût fruité (agrumes sucrées et abricots, traces de pêches) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût malté de caramel doux (faibles notes rôties) puis en finale l’on retrouve un regain d’amertume asséchante plus citrique et légèrement herbeuse ainsi que de faibles notes épicées (poivre). Post-goût long et moyennement sec, plutôt amer de houblon résineux, citrique et légèrement herbeux avec un goût fruité (zest d’agrumes et pelures d’abricots).

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KateO (6) - Holiday, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2008 does not count
Tasted with BigMilly: Its a honey color thats very fizzy. It smells sweet and orangy. The taste is hoppy and bitter with little to no aftertaste. A mediumish body. Not to bad, but I’m not a hoppy girl.


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