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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 6, 2006
12oz can, no date. Iíve been excited to get my hands on this stuff for a while, and hopefully it wonít let me down. Pours a clear orange copperish with a one finger staying light yellow head. Aroma of big pine and grapefruit, some caramel and toffee hops bordering on butterscotch, though not enough to be bad. Very bitter up front considering itís an APA, with more perfumey and piney hops, also getting some grainy malts and a lingering grassy (not Saaz grassy though) bitter finish. Medium bodied, mod-high carbonation. Did not disappoint at all, and it is the best beer Iíve had in a can.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3843) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2006
[Canned, SBWF] Clear amber colour. Deep fatty hop nose. Pale malty with some sweetness and loaded with citrusy and flowery hops in flavour. Soapy, bit earthy mouthfeel. Good bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2006
Can. Pours clear copper in color with a medium sized white head. Aroma is piney and floral hops, with a definite maltiness as well. Flavor is textbook APA: a rich hop character, maltiness in the middle, and a clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2006
Great example of a standard american pale ale. Nice light color with a good head. Good hoppy aroma. A great balance between the sweet malts and the nice hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2006
Can at Stockholm Beerfestival. Hazy orange coloured with a white head. Aroma of malts, fruits, pine needles and hops. Flavour of caramel, fruits, hops and pine needles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2006
12 oz can

I have had a few of these now, so it is about time to sit down and rate one. Itís probably the best beer I have ever found in a can, closely rivaled only by Old Chub. This is a definite ice breaker for people who might be wary of craft beer - despite being a can, you can still pick up much of flavor and nuances. For tasting purposes I used my snifter.

Aroma / Apppearance - The one finger clean white head lingered for a while over the body which was a nutty brown. Only a slight amount of carbonation was evident; otherwise things were pretty calm. The nose was a nice combination of orange, citrus, spruce, lemons and pineapple. It is very obvious that this is a hoppy beer just from the aroma.

Flavor / Palate - The hops are the first thing to be detected. They come across as a mixture of spruce, wood chips, orange peels and caramel. After they fade a trace amount of bitterness remains. The mouthfeel is full and creamy. A resiny finish contributes to the experience, which is very pleasing. When focusing I picked up honey and sharp aged cheddar cheese. This is one I plan on picking up for summer picnics and barbeques where everyone is drinking out of bottles and plastic caps. Even in the can it does not lose much character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2006
As a return to cans sweeps the craft brew market this was one of the first canned beers I had. Amazing it looks great in the glass a rich copper color with a great head. The smell and taste is rich with hops and the finish is so nice you instantly want another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
swanmann (584) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 26, 2006
An impressive pour. Ruby copper with about an inch and a half of eggshell coloured head. Smells and tastes of spicy wood, and piney florals. Full frontal hops and a little watery. I think I may just need IPAs to burn my senses these days. Itís good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 25, 2006
I have a lot of admiration for Oskar Blues. I donít know if itís fair to call this a pale ale, given that itís so hoppy and the high alcohol content, but whatever it is, itís good. This beer has great color, and although it still feels weird sticking my nose in a can, it smells awesome. This, along with 21st amendment 21-A IPA are two of the best things I have ever had in a can. Dales Pale ale is good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Golden color and carbonated. Smell of hops and malt. Taste of sweet hops, malt, citrus and a touch of pine and honey. Wonderful bitterness at the end. I cant beleive this beer is in a can.

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