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RATINGS: 2648   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (9538) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2008
On tap ESPN Zone Denver. Silky caramel malt, sweet, lots of tropical fruit with a medium bitter finish. slightly more malty, more fruity, and a little less bitter than the 5-Barrel I tried in the same sitting.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Can. Pours bright orange with a medium-sized, white head. Aroma of flowery hops, and some lemon essence. Flavor features a fruity, sweeter flavor at first, before quickly giving way to a bold, citrusy, hoppy finish. This brew is smooth, well-blended, but a touch average. In my opinion, it borders too much with many west coast IPAs.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2008
Thanks BOLTZ7555 for the brew. Pours a clear cooper from the can. Almost no head or carbonization. A little citrus hoppy aroma and some bitterness. A solid American Pale Ale. I have just been spoiled by fresh Alpha King.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stchloe (968) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 28, 2008
It comes from a can and tastes amazing. Hoppy but in a very clear and crisp way. A great portable beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBunker (962) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Pours a hazy orange with a small white head. Not too heavy on the carbonation. Aroma is of hops, some citrus, and an earthy note I can’t quite put my finger on. Taste is bitter hops up front, with citrus and grass to follow. Hoppiness dies quickly, leaving a bland taste in the mouth. Tasty, but lacking something to really make it something to drink again..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2008
can - Pours lightly hazy copper with a fluffy, two finger head. It has a good citrus hop aroma and tastes moderately hopped with light citrus and pine notes. This ale is a tasty example of the style.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Can. Pours a dark copper color with large white, frothy head. Aromas of hops, citrus, and more hops. Lively carbonation and a surprisingly softer hop aftertaste when considering the smell of the brew. Unfortunately the only taste is hops, and even for a hop-head like me something else is needed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
movezig (137) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Nose was hoppy some orange. Flavors hoppy with sweet malt, orange and a tiny of banana. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Pours a copper color with a relatively thin white head. Plentiful aroma of citrus and floral hops. Taste is also very hoppy, balanced with toasted malt. Turns a bit sour at the finish, with reminders of grapefruit. This is a nice, complex beer with a broad character. Not perfectly balanced, but diverse. Reminds a bit of Stoudt’s American Pale Ale, but not as well balanced. I’m also not a fan of anything in a can....

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (13254) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2008
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a hazy orange with a lingering ring of ivory foam. Aromas of carmel, earthiness and pine. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and light pine with a smooth dry lightly bitter finish.
Earlier Rating: 12/12/2006 Total Score: 3.1
Can poured a clear copper with a small disapating amber head. Aromas of grapefruit, carmel and pine. Palate was medium bodied and dry. Flavors of carmel, pine, grapefruit rind and a hint of earthiness with a lingering bitter finish.


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