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RATINGS: 2323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 canít, where flavorless canned beers donít belong. And no matter where you drink Daleís 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (7062) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2007
Can. High creamy good looking and long lasting off-white head. Clear amber body. Barley malt aroma with a nice shot of hops. At first it feels fresh and fruity, the fisnish is however pretty nice hoppy. Low carbonated and with a long hops bitter aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2007
12 oz. can. Pours a nice golden amber. Thin, bubbly, white head. Aroma of floral hops with a touch of honey. Bittering hopfeel gives way to a bready malt. Ultimately the bitterness lingers for quite some time, though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Parrothead (292) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2007
Popped the top on the can [the CAN?] and the foam came over the sill like Iíd dropped it or something. Wha??? Pours a murky orange-amber with a huge off-white head. Lotsa hops in the nose. Hey......this is pretty good. No. This is very good. Very smooth and drinkable. Itís the packaging that fools you. Nice American Pale Ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16697) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2007
Can. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Malty hoppy bitter grapefruit aroma. Sweet malty hoppy bitter flavor with some hints of grapefruit. Sweetish malty finish with s long bitter aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2007
pours a hazey amber, with nice off white head (normally i save this for the golf course and drink it out of the can, but for rating..) aroma is mildly malty and hint of citrus and fruit hop. i think there is a slight hint of can... mouthful is a fruity hop with some nutty flavor. has a smooth feel and goes down easy. i love having a great pale ale in a can for those times when bottles just wonít do...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2007
12oz can. I was really surprised at how good this beer was. Granted, I didnít have any glasses, so I couldnít really rate its appearance properly. Plus the can is a little metallic-smelling. Anyway, the aroma was strong piney/nutty hops. Flavor was a very solid cascade hoppiness with just enough malt to carry the bitterness. Overall, a very solid beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2007
12 oz can. Delish! I havenít had a beer this tastey in a long time, and never in a can. Iíve heard its the best beer many on this site have had in a can, but this was magnificant. The appearance (large billowing, long-lasting head), aroma (cascade hops), flavors (some more cascade hops along with some sweet crystal malt flavors) are all fantastic. thoughouly enjoyed it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1516) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 29, 2007
A dark orange with a nice frothy head and aroma just bursting out of the can. Hop forward with a nice creamy palate, really well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holdwine (1077) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2008 On draft at Maxís. What a great IPA. Pretty coppery pour. Citrus and piney hops to the nose with a good roasted malt touch. Just a pleasure to drink. Assertive hops that donít blow you away, and well-balanced maltiness that fits in perfectly.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TAR (2495) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Luminous coppery-peach. Thick, retentive white head clings to the glass as it slowly disperses. Decent aroma consists of piney and leafy hops and nuts smattered with buttery caramel. Adequate but fairly unclean with a hint of popcorn. Densely carbonated and fairly soft. Highly acidic and slightly fuzzy, though, which fatigues the palate after a few sips. Coarse leafy bitterness immediately grips the palate and is soon trailed by husky Crystal. Malt packs plenty of flavor but certainly lacks depth and thus fails to allay the leafy and lemon rind acidity which quickly becomes disharmonious. Dirty and unfocused hop character is solely bitter and little else. Pine and citrus rind bitterness steadily intensifies, rather than teasing you with some intermittent brightness here and there. Diacetyl, while subtle, compounds the lack of cleanness by lending a buttered popcorn effect which tarnishes things. Finishes heavily bitter and leafy, with a high concentration of oiliness, but the ample dose of Crystal malt does a sufficient job of providing heft and balance, albeit in a relatively unclean fashion. Serviceable, sure, but somewhat sloppy.


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