topherh (1922) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can poured a bright coppery color, nice hoppy aroma, flavor is hoppy with sweet maltiness, very easy to drink. Very well balanced.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
While I could savor my Dale’s Pale Ale from the can, only in emergencies or dire situations will that ever arise. Instead, I poured her clear golden orange body into my ale glass and watched gleefully as a rich head almost immediately formed, fading down into a good ring around my glass. From the foam alone, brussels lace adheres to my glass like seaweed on rice. A ripe assault of fresh citrus and grassy hops with a hint of caramel malts converge on my olfactory senses. Beautiful. I can tell I am in for a hoperific pale ale. Sweet caramel right up front, smooth and creamy body, with a bitter zing of pine and sweet grass coming in second. An oily finish that doesn’t immediately dry my palate, but leaves my mouth watering for more. Each quaff leaves an amazingly huge blanket of brussels lace all over my glass. As Dale’s Pale Ale warms up a bit, the palate softens and the malts meld well with the hop oils, resiny pine, and zesty bitter citrus finish. I really like how it’s maltier up front with hints of caramel and nuts, then moving over into hop territory.
Pack a sixer for a hike in the woods or day out on the water, and you can’t go wrong.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance is burningly bright orange with amber highlights, thin white lacing of head is minimal, fair lacing on the glass.
Smell is moderate pine and citrus hops with sweet caramel/pale malts in the background, nice presence for a pale ale.
Taste is a nice mix of lighter caramel sweetened malts and more of a pine resin hops, some floral and orange tones pop up in the middle, finishes mildly bitter with biscuit malts.
Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, smooth and thick texture adds more heft than most pales, mild carbonation.
Drinkability is high, a bold and nicely hopped pale ale with great malt presence and balance, the alcohol is non-descript and there is enough here to keep drinking all night long. My current favorite all-around beer, this is so solid!
blipp (7904) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Buffalo Brewfest. Pours orange with a white head. Light floral aroma with a touch of caramel. Well balanced flavor with floral and grassy hops. Nice.
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12-oz can copper with a nice fluffy white head. Hoppy citrus smell dominated. The taste is essentially the same as the smell, but with some malt coming through to balance it out.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thought this was an ok beer, but the novelty of good beer in a can wore off pretty quickly. Poured an amber color with a whitish head. Aroma of citrus and sweet malt. Flavor of malt and yeast with a good hop balance. Good beer.
pik5el (53) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
wow, very tasty. the can makes this the perfect beach companion for a hot day. awesome balance of flavor. i really like it. i can’t believe that something this good comes in a can. the hop/malt balance is really excellent. nice caramel overtones and citrus hops. good job oskar.
bconger (143) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2009 Can. Pours a true amber with a slightly greenish, off-white head. Aromas of citrusy hops but there is a slight note of old broccoli too. Rich malts and white bread are balanced by caramel and huge hops. Love it! (Despite the broccoli.)
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Pours a coppery color with a decent sized tan colored head. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, caramel. Flavor is grapefruit, hint of pineapple, caramel, pine. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, finished bitter. This is one of the best exaples of the style. Terrific session beer!
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy gold pour. Very floral, small amount of citrus nose. Tastes similarly. Some nice maltiness, pine. Medium bodied, a little stickiness. Good clean finish. One of the best pales I’ve had in quite a while, not that I drink them all that often.