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RATINGS: 2625   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 2, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomthompson89 (1976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikesis037 (1) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2008 does not count
Had dales pale ale at the brary in pittsburgh with my father named Dale. solid pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2008
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2008
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2008
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2008
Can. No pour. Hops, citrus and some pine to the nose. Flavors of hops, malt, and some citrus. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Can. Poured a clear orange with an off-white head that left good lacing. The aroma finds caramel, citrus, and some floral. The flavor is much the same with big hops standing out. Medium body and moderate bitterness throughout. Very nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
topherh (1922) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2008
12 oz can poured a bright coppery color, nice hoppy aroma, flavor is hoppy with sweet maltiness, very easy to drink. Very well balanced.

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