clasley (153) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml can. Pours a slightly cloudy rather pale amber with a nice off-white head. Hoppy floral nose. Medium body. Initial semi-sweet malt base quickly followed by an ample hop bitterness. Quick dry finish.
Haslinger (902) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Empire Brewfest in Syracuse. Very good hop aroma, Definite malt taste, with some hops.What a great ale. I would definitely buy this again
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice dark honey color with a puffy white head that recedes slowly and leaves nice lacing. Pure hop nose, grainy, earthy, weedy floral aroma. More of the same in the taste. I wish the malt backbone of this didn’t seem so watery up front, but the finish is nice and bitter. Very good.
pumpmaster (1349) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce can purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $1.89 Very good.
scotch4281 (39) - Hollywood, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hoppy and Delish! Beer fan Dan stole that from me! I too sampled this at the Florida Beer Fest in St. Pete. I’m a big fan of the Old Chub (thanks Beer Fan Dan) and was very happy to have tried this one too.
BeerFanDan17 (1059) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUL 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hoppy and delish! A superior American style pale ale. Sampled at the St. Pete Florida Craft Beer Fest. Very hoppy and crisp but not too strong. Oskar Blues continues to brew great beers!
LilBeerDoctor (3663) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours an amber/brown, clear, with a small head. Aroma is surprisingly fruity. I was reminded of strawberry, raspberry, and banana Starburst candies. Flavor of the same fruits with a bitter finish. Incredibly delicious and as I said before, surprisingly fruity! Awesome APA and so drinkable.
ChazMania (662) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 20, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2012 Canned. Poured into pint glass, mild aromas of hops, clear and orange in color. Good straight up pale ale, some malty flavors. I enjoy that some good beers are now available from a can.
1/10/12: upped from 3.6 to 4.0. This has become like a quintessential Pale Ale. I have blown many of my friends minds by pouring this into a glass to erode their canned conception. It is one of the bigger Pale Ales within my normal reach. Great beer.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - JUL 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper with off white head. Nice citrus hops aroma. Medium mouthfeel. Easy drinking APA with nice balance of malt and hops. Good beer.
GarrettB (1374) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dale’s Pale Ale has an air of backwoods drinkin’, but it ain’t no can of Bud or bottle of moonshine. This is a top shelf pale ale, and if it weren’t for the price tag, I’d be fooled. A deep orange and amber color, a thin fuzzy head and it has all the looks of a pale ale. What I don’t find is a grapefruity hop bomb. The aroma stresses the scent of grains, deep and pungent, with wheat favoritism and the classic smell of baguettes, oats and the general impression of a bread basket. Yes, the taste is bitter, but 1) the bitterness dissipates quickly after the first sip and 2) It’s not mouth puckering grapefruit. I LOATH that. Smooth, filling, roasted and bready flavors, with a subdued hoppy after-twang, this is a fantastic and very portable can of beer. Easy drinking.