Beerman6686 (4840) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
sudsmeister (65) - Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jbuzz (757) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2008
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
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 !?
Maverick34 (2429) - New York, USA - FEB 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
DragonsHead (140) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
blazingspiral (170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!