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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (4840) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Pours an orangish yellow, with a white head, aroma of citrusy hops, flavor of citrusy hops with a malty backbone and a nice bitter finish. Pretty good beer in general, but superb for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudsmeister (65) - Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2008
Whodathunkit? A great beer in a can. I like this even better than Oskar’s canned Old Chub. It tastes to me like an IPA and ranks up there with the best of them. A nice value to boot with 12 packs going for 12 bucks around here.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
jbuzz (757) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2008
Poured from can. The head was firm long lasting. Floated on my glass like a hockey puck for about 10 minutes. I fond it strong with a lingering after taste. Slightly bitter. I found none of the citrus or flowery qualities other have. I must not have a sophisticated pallet !?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2429) - New York, USA - FEB 11, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2013 Canned - of course. Pretty good maybe not quite as awesome as its reputation might indicate. Amber, hops etc, well balanced. I like it, don?t get me wrong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2008 Pours amber with a slight haze. Fluffy off white head that slowly settles to some becoming islands. Picture esque thick lacing. Nice fresh piney hop aroma with notable hints of mace. Crisp and refreshing beer. well balanced between hops and malt. very nice indeed! This definitely will be with me on my next trip to the beach

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2008
I’m really starting to appreciate the little cans this brewer uses. Beautiful amber color with a thick tan head that hangs around seemingly forever. It leaves some really nice lace too. Smells of fresh piney hops and a bit of cinnamon. Very smooth and balanced with a big hop finish. Can’t get enough of this stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DragonsHead (140) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2008
One of the best APAs I’ve ever tasted. The can trick is no myth. great golden hop aroma with a smooth finish. The feeling of freshness is uncanny. The perfect beer for taking into a concert of a ball game.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2008
From can... Aroma is of sweet caramel malts and citrus hops. Tastes is more or less the same. Bittering hops more evident in the finish. Balanced well, and pretty easy to drink. Good for a picnic, tailgating, and just about anywhere.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2008
Citrus and super hoppy nose. Deep golden, almost honey-like color. Thick long-lasting head. Solid bitterness, balanced by malty sweetness. Was a little heavy, but alcohol cut through. One of, if not the, best American pale ales out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blazingspiral (170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Ahh, Dale’s... the session ale of choice for hopheads in my little city. Pouring from the can into a glass, I marvel at this brew’s frothy head, beneath which a golden amber liquid sits and waits excitedly for its journey into my mouth. But first the aroma... A fresh burst of juicy hoppiness greets the nose, mingling sweet herbal notes with mild citrus qualities. The first sip introduces Dale’s delicious malt flavor, remeniscent of a good chocolate chip cookie. A vague metallic taste lingers, although the bold flavors try hard to hide it. As noted by previous reviewers, this pale ale achieves a nearly perfect balance of malts and hops. Each component helps the other one to show off its best characteristics. I think they have great Rocky Mountain water in Lyons as well. I visited the Oskar Blues establishment and had some Dale’s from their tap -- amazingly it tasted just like their canned product. (The same cannot be said for most bottled beers, which always have better flavor at the brewery.) Go cans!

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