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RATINGS: 2288   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2007 Amazing hop aroma. The flavor started out a bit hoppy and finished with a sweet malt kick, caramel hints. More or the sweet malty side but still very smoothe brew. Very tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eaglefan538 (2859) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 11, 2007
Slobís secret and blind surprise (poured in my absence while returning filtered beer to the municipal water supply), a pallette cleansing cap to the nice run. This one was a dandy, quite enjoyable. Appearance was golden-amber in color with a nice foamy head. Aroma was grapefruits, light pine, it begged a quaff or two. Flavor followed suit, an almost perfect interpretation of the APA/IPA style if I ever had one, very close to along the lines of Stoneís IPA (my far favorite even to-date), crystal malts underneath, strong grapefruits, piney resinous notes alongside it all, full hearty mouthfeel, even grainy, more body than Stoneís IPA, yet a touch less smooth. Probably the best "APA" Iíve had, although Iíd put this down as an IPA and rate it among my top 5 for sure. Thanks, Bert!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2007
Bottle from CaptainCougar. Light piney hop aroma. Faint copper color with a big head. Medium to full palate for the style. Spicey hops up front with light malts throughout. More pine hops in the finish. Solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2007
Sweet malt and some nice hops make up the aroma.Pours a deep copper with a medium off white head.Very nice balance of malt and hops.Full mouthfel with a bitter hop finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - APR 28, 2007
Pours a cloudy brownish amber wit ha half-inch white head that quickly fades. Pleasant soft malt aroma with some nice big hops. Flavor is classic pale ale: sweet malt shallowly buried under a bitter, tangy citrusy hop character. Slightly on the thin side of medium bodied. Nice lacing. A very good pale ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
speterson (6) - Knoxville, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2007 does not count
A surprinsingly good pale ale out of a can. I am looking forward to see what else ob provides us with in the future.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrian910ss (2327) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2007
12 oz can.(first can rating !!) Pours an orange coppery color with a medium white head. Nice lacing. Aroma of Spring floral hops with a piney presence. Taste is hoppy with piney and floral undertones. Very nice overall.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2007
I thought this beer was a rather average APA, and didnít award any extra points for it being packaged in a can. I thought the beer was pleasant and balanced, but it was a bit watery and didnít strike me as being anything out of the ordinary. Color was a bit darker than I expected, and was a good amber color with a decent amount of head. Aroma was faintly but pleasantly hoppy. Flavor was a somewhat malty for an APA, which balanced its hop character. Mouthfeel was a bit watery. In total, I thought this beer was pleasant, and the best canned pale ale Iíve had (and I would buy it for occasions when bottles arenít appropriate), but I didnít find it to be much above average.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2007
12 oz can. Pours hazy amber color with full foam of white head. Hoppy aroma. Taste of malt and hops with a lite bitter after taste. It is hard to believe it is from a can. Very good American Pale Ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2007
Can - clear dirty copper pour with a moderate head that dissipates to a thin layer but never quite disappears. Nice big piney hop aroma with caramel base. Well carbonated with a medium palate. Flavor of caramel and sweet malt but not cloying or syrupy followed by a resinous piney and citrus hop finish. Sure, caned beer has become a hipster accessory but this is an exception; delivering plenty of flavor at an affordable price letting you keep plenty on hand.


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