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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2007
Draught at Oliver twist, Stockholm. pours out in a clear amber colour with a rich creamy white foam. Nice grapefruity hop aroma with touches of flowers, honey, all-spice and caramel. dryish hoppy flavour of grapefruit and lemon-rind with subtle notes of caramel. Bitter grapefruity finish. A hoppy and tasty take of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1154) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Amber pour. Similar creamy head that is in Gordon. Aroma is some herbal soapy hops and molasses sugar. Very drinkable. The hops don’t hit you like you’d expect, but then again, this is a pale ale and not an IPA. Very well balanced. This might fall slightly behind SNPA, but it is still very solid for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AR (997) - Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Nice drinkable beer that has a wonderful balance of hops and malts. Pours with an off-white head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerphilosophy (14) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Loved drinking a good beer out of a can. Good amount of hops without going crazy and manage to get a smooth finish. I never poured to see the color or smell the aroma, because its out of a can - and that should shape the experience, I think.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2007
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 over the years this has gone from being enjoyable to ho-hum to terrible, sometimes within months. it’s not my tastes, really. this beer is made so inconsistently that some batches are nothing by fusel alcohol, solvent and metal. OB tends to make these beers under-fermented and raw-tasting; sweet, chewy, boozy with astringent hops. garbage craft beer in a can for your convenience. 2.5 to 3.2 range.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AvantAle (50) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2007
Thick frothy pale colored head. Ringy lacing. Crystal clear pale amber. Smells of hops, malt, caramel, honey, alfalfa, and sea water. Can’t put my finger on the specific flavors, but damn fine none the less. Starts dry, finishes wet. Interresting. I loved it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2007
Was a bit skeptical at first considering the $8.49 price tag for a canned APA but came away quite impressed. Poured a slightly hazy amber-orange color. Produced a classic tight, creamy beige head with excellent retention throughout the entire glass. Lots of clumpy foam islands and thick lacing. A nicely balanced aroma which leaned slightly to the malts over the hops here. Smells of caramel candy, biscuits and honey backed by more subdued notes of orange rind, grapefruit and pine needles. Mouthfeel was full and round for the style, more like a bigger IPA. Nicely done fine carbonation. Taste profile flips from the aroma seeming to favor the hops more. Citrus and pine predominate supported by mildly sweet flavors of crystal malts, caramel, fresh bread and honey. Finish was crisp, quite bitter and dry. This is one hefty APA; more like an American IPA in all respects. The OB’s beers are certainly a bit pricey but so far for me this one’s a winner and worth the $$$.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2007 FBG07. Delicious hop nose, very heavy on the grapefruit notes. Amber with a thin white head. Hoppy deliciousness, well-balanced citrus. Palate is clean and not too dry for the style. Hell of a session ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Can be in a can be good? Yes, and this proves it. Big hops, big flavor. Very impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2007
From the can. Nice solid pale ale. Good hop bite to it. Good floral aroma to it.

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