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RATINGS: 2474   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 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2008
12 oz. can - pours clear copper with big creamy head; slight suspended haze and quite a bit of lacing;aromas are of malts, sweet candy and a little hops; flavor a little on the light side, but body becomes creamy as it warms

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frauditor (160) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2008
can from 7th street spirits. this was my second installment from oskar blues and I must say I am really digging their style. At first taste the hops attack the tastebuds creating a burnt bitter flavor but as the palate adjusts and the beer warms the beer is really enjoyed. This is one that you have to be patient with - donit write it off too early. Pours golden slightly darker than the standard APA. Smell is rich and very full - sweet and citrusy. tastes is very much like the smell. well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Can from mcbackus. Pours a cloudy orange with anice white head. Aoma is very good, lots of hops and citrus. Tase is very clean, slightly earthy. Finish is powerful with hops. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RomanW70 (297) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Shaker glass. Pours gold with a one finger head. Aroma a nice milx of caramel/toffee malts and floral hops. This is a well balanced beer with sweet malts and a nice bitter finish. Extremely drinkable. Another fine addition to a mind-blowing beer week!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Arguably close to an IPA... very fruity hops and way too easy to drink. I assumed this was closer to 5.5-6% abv. A bit thin on the palate, but that’s my only complaint. This is dangerously drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Draught at Oldsmar Tap House. Copper body with some amber highlights. 2 finger thick off white head, great retention and lacing. Head is densely packed, very soapy and sudsy looking. Hops attack the nose on first whiff, followed by a wave of caramel/toffee hops, then more citrus and piney notes. Flavor profile consists of tons of citrus and green hops, sweet caramel malts, some grassy notes and then more bitter citrus fruits. Medium bodied, very creamy for an APA. Slick on the tongue, very easy to drink. Finish is lengthy, full of bitterness and ensuing sweetness, then citrus fruits and pine that carry on. Great beer.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thechandler (581) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Golden and hoppy. A bit bitter. For a canned beer, this stuff is pretty good. Generally though, not great. May have to try again though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - FEB 23, 2008
12 oz can. Pretty darn good for an ipa in a can. I liked the hoppiness and the malts were there with some sweetness too.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (6602) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 22, 2008
Can 355ml
Appearance: Color of dark amber with honey , large dense pillow like head. Fine lace created.
Nose : Haahh… plenty of hops but not those cheap rough wet leafy one. This one is gentle giant. Aromatic high alpha with strong hints of fresh mango. Sweet hops created superb refreshing qualities.9-
Flavor/Palate : Medium bodied. Woody bitterness shortly visits up front, west side hops dominate the centre. Bolder chewy green side stays behind (thankfully was quiet). Prime example how bold can be approachable, smooth it make it sweeter yet sill with tons of hops. Beer can and superb hoppy ale, brewers Campbell soup of Andy’s Warhol?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - FEB 22, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2008 Courtesy of fordest. 12 oz can shared with fordest and padrefan. Poured a mostly clear copper color with a medium off-white head that left plenty of lacing in the glass. The aroma featured big citrus notes of sweetened grapefruit and tangerines. My first impression of the taste is that it is similar to SNPA. That said, it was quickly evident that this brew is much more complex. Biter hops are in the forefront, as you would expect from a pale ale, with cotton candy, grapefruit, biscuit and oranges filing in the sides. The mouthfeel was silky smooth and even. The finish long and bittersweet. Overall: This has got to be the best pale ale to ever come out of a can. Thanks again fordest.


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