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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (5938) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2011 Cloudy orange body topped by an initially large white head. Rich body full of tasty hops. Succulent crisp caramel and delicious citrusy hops offering more flavours than mere bitterness. Resinous and a bit oily. This is a superior pale ale. One of the finest thirst quencher pale ale Iíve had, one I could drink on a daily. The best think to come out of a small can since Heinz Beans. Sadly, I actually mean it.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2357) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Thin fizzy head. Great hoppy aroma. Absolutely succulent. Loads of spruce and pine with a hint of citrus. Some caramel malts in the background also. Lots of minute floating particles in there. Color is a bright copper orange. Little flat in the mouth. This can has been sitting around for a while. Sweet and malty with more bitter hops. More spruce. Pretty good balance. Finish is bitter and a little dry with a lingering hops presence which makes the mouth salivate long after the swallow. One of the best canned beers out there.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thehurt01 (261) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2007
A 12 oz can with no made on or freshness date. The beer bours a reddish orang body with a long lasting two finger head. The smell is bitter hops and hints of malt. The taste is a good mix of bitter hops and sweet malt. Nice carbonation makes this a good pick.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
maltdog (616) - Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2013 Creamy amber pour cascades and separates into an orange liquid with lazy bubbles and frothy head. Buttery, biscuity nose with a very tame hop sharpness. Toasty flavor with some caramel notes; diacetyl is evident, but controlled. A flash of citrus in the finish. Creamy, Guinnesslike palate. Lasting aftertaste sports clean bitterness and stinging ethanol heat. A no-nonsense pale that is big enough to satisfy, yet approachable enough to be an everyday quaffer. ****RE-RATE**** This is very interesting, I didnít realize I had previously rated this beer... and the numbers for all qualities are the same (I maintain an Excel spreadsheet with all my beer ratings as "personal backup")! So, in yaí face, Iím consistent and accurate! Anyway, new rating indiicates less bubblegum aroma and less alcholol sting, the ale is overall slightly "cleaner" but maintains the first-rating character. Rare. Original numbers stand.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftAlelvr (9) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2006 does not count
This is really quite impressive, Iíve never poured anything out of a can that looked so nice. Pours a copper/amber with a tall off-white head that leaves thick lacing. Tons of citrus hops create an aromatic halo around this brew. Taste starts with just a flinch of sweetness up front being chased by a big ol citrus hop finish thats rather bitter and nice. A great APA (really hoppy enough to be an IPA), now maybe you guys can make the big 24oz cans of this!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barbiedoll0808 (11) - New York, USA - DEC 28, 2006
No real notes on appearance or aroma, as I just have to drink this from the can. Full bodied brew thatís nicely hopped throughout, but light enough to ensure a good drinkability. Mild bitterness in the finish. Update: Draft at Oskar Blues: Pours a fiery amber with a small white head. Great hoppy aroma jumps out of the glass. A real solid caramel malt backbone supports the hops in the body. A real nice APA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madlizzie (12) - ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2006
Itís . . . itís from a can, and it doesnt suck. Itís an American beer from a can, and it doesnít suck. My world no longer makes sense. Pours out a deep copper, absolutely stunning head, very thick and creamy, stays around for a simply amazing amount of time. Nose quite hoppy, some pine resin there and citrius. Flavor rather good, initial hoppy bit followed by some sweet malts, though not as sweet as it could be. Certainly canít fault it for mouthfeel, extremely full and creamy. Looks and feels beautiful, smells good, tastes good. Quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2007 12oz can, unsure how fresh this is. pours a pale color with huge head. clearly over carbonated. aroma is good mainly PNW hops. not a hop bomb but is pleasent. mouthfeel is kinda watery and fizzy. not too bitter. hops seem balanced. a refreshing beer but nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Juelze (1137) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2006
Pours a nice copper color with creamy white head. Nice citrus hop aroma with a note of caramel malt. Taste is much the same with a little more malt then I like. Overall this a solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Lots of hops and malt. Solid although a bit too sweet for me. Hides the alcohol quite a bit.


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