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RATINGS: 2288   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 canít, where flavorless canned beers donít belong. And no matter where you drink Daleís 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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Looks fantastic, smells great. Flavor has a nice bite of bitterness up front, but it is excellently balance and the flavor is smooth and spciy at the same time. Pretty great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - SEP 17, 2007
UPDATED: APR 17, 2009 From a can (?) from mreusch (thanks Matt!) Pours a beautiful copper amber shade. Aroma is hops and a little caramel sugar. Full fluffy head. that dissipates to substantial lacing. A truly beautiful beer. Flavor is hops and a tinge of pine, tastes more of a IIPA with the complexity. Slight bitter finish. Would definitely have again if I could find it in Ca!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lb4lb (2495) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2008 Thanks to DrBayern for this lovely can - Rich thick, orangish amber color with a good sized offwhite head and plenty of lacing. Nice caramel sweetness and pleasant hops aroma to it with a well hopped and richly flavored taste as well. There is a diacetyl like butteryness to the aroma and taste as well that detracts and makes it less refreshing, however. Very appealing full mouthfeel, great balance, and the 6.5% is hidden well. One of the best beers Iíve had in a can, and Iíd definitely recommend this one. Nicely crisp and bitter, flavorful, and still very sessionable. Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (3981) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Pours a sharp deep amber with a nice orangey head. The aroma is very pronounced hops, bitter, sweet caramel, citrus, grapefruit. Tastes very hoppy, biter waxy, citrusy, slight malty sweetness, definitely american ipa. Very waxy on the palate and warm on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Pour: Orange/light amber. Head: creamy, offwhite. Aroma: very hoppy, citrus, floral hops. Flavor: hoppy, citrus, sweet/floral. Palate: smooth. Finish: bitter hoppy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Poured a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is piney hops. Flavor is huge - citrus and caramel into a dry finish. Wish I could get this stuff more regularly.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2007
BIB BIG thanks to mcbackus for trading this to me. Didnít pay much attention to the can and thought I was going to get a basic Pale Ale. FOOLED ME!!! Pours a medium hazy copper with a huge lasting head. Aroma is big hops, pine, and caramel malts. Then I looked at the can better and saw that it is "A Huge Voluminously Hopped Mutha of a Pale Ale". All I can say is CORRECTAMUNDO!!!! Flavor is chewy hops, bitter pine and rich malts. The one noticable flaw was a weird musty aroma but other than that it was a nice suprise overall. Thanks again Matt.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleisking (2) - USA - SEP 11, 2007 does not count
This is a very fine pale ale in a can! Drinkability right from the can is incredible. Even flow?, this is one of the smoothest hoppy ales out there

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Here we go with the famed Daleís Pale Ale in a can. Pours a clear gold with a ruby touch. Good sized head that sticks around. Nose is very heavy on the hops with a stong sweetness. Flavor is *really* heavy with the hops. Itís almost an overkill to me as it seems to be somewhat imbalanced. Too much in my face, I mean mouth. Just lacks a even flow. Itís like the beer is yelling out, "Hey! Iím a micro brew in a can! Woo hoo!" Feel is a little lighter than Iíd want. Overall I have to drop the drinkability down because the hops are too harshly over-pronounced and it lacks balance. Sure, they are "pioneers" of sorts by putting a micro in a can, but that is not enough to save the production. Itís whatís in the can that counts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davhix (37) - Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2007
this is my everyday beer. terrific hop aroma and flavor, very nice color and head. right balance between refreshing and filling.


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