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RATINGS: 2615   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Canned beer can get no better! Pours a nice copper color. A nice head dissipates to fine lace around the top of the beer. The hoppy taste is just right! A good session beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2698) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2008
Pours a reddish orange color with a medium sized off white head. Nose is fruity, toasted malt, and floral hops. Taste is mild and of biscuits with a very bitter finish. Pretty good APA remindes me of Alpha Kappa. HOwever the nose and taste seems to fade as it is exposed to air which is odd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Can picked up at Woodman’s in Madison. Pours a honey golden with a big foamy off-white head that sticks around. Nice lacing. Sweet, potent hops aroma with floral hints. Flavor is grassy, floral and pleasantly sweet that becomes strongly bitter and finishes dry. Full bodied, creamy with a nice lingering bitterness. Excellent!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Pretty good, best beer I have ever had out of a can. Nice balance of hops and some malt. Lingering bitter finish. Piney hop taste typical of APAs. Doesn’t really stand out though, and not the smoothest or most drinkable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
kpresley77 (147) - Jackson, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Can courtesy of abcfan, pours hazy copper with little to no head. Aroma is pine, hops and citrus. First taste is sweet then hops bitter takes over. Strong mouthfeel with hops finish. Good can beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fattibobatti (246) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2008
can from momos pizza tallahassee, this is an amazing example of a well balanced and powerful APA. aroma of pine and citrus hops and sweet caramel malt. taste is very hoppy and sweet, pine hoppy flavor and and sweet malt balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (8754) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Can. Pours a clear copper color with a medium frothy off white head. The aroma is very hoppy and pine. Decent lacing on the glass. The taste is a also a strong hop and light malt finish. Just like the description big brew in a little can. A great American Pale Ale from Oskar Blues.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
llcooldave (1188) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Absolutely a beautiful copper color. I wasn’t expecting this... I guess just cause it’s in a can I was expecting a watered down looking beer. Nice piney hops aroma. Flavor, as the aroma, is definitely intense at the beginning but really mellows as you drink it. It’s almost a roasty nutty bitterness. Simply awesome

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guinness4Duff (515) - Tallahassee (and Poconos, PA), Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2008
Can. Pours a cloudy amber color with a thick off white head. Immediate caramel aroma fills the air after the can is cracked, some mild hops present as well. Flavor is bitter up front with a sweet caramel tasting middle and then finishing with a mild floral hop taste. Leaves a pleasant roasted aftertaste in my mouth. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAY 29, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2008 This is a damn good APA. Full of malty goodness. Full of hoppy goodness. What an APA should be. Very Midwestern in its worship of the malt. Very West Coast in its worship of the hop. Pours a slightly hazy copperish amber with very little head. This comes in a acan - I am amazed a good beer like this comes in a can. This is after a growler of Alpine Duet.

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