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RATINGS: 2400   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1820) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Definitely not pale as the name would suggest, but caramel in color with a big foamy off-white head. Aroma is floral and hoppy, and taste is same, with just a bit of sweetness. Sort of a toned-down IPA, really. $2/12oz

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2007 As far as beers in a can go, this is a diamond in the rough. Like other Oskar Blues brews, this is a very nice treat. With a slightly malty and roasty carmelly flavor and not too big of a hop profile, this is a great candidate for a summer hike or camping trip.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jason (1682) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2008 Can from mcbackus, Thanks! Poured a pale amber body with thin head that quickly dissolved. Aroma was of citrus, and a small amount of hops. Flavor had a citrus like taste with a swet malt backbone to it. Slight metallic aftertaste.

Rerate: draft at Whichbrew. Nice hoppy aroma. Smooth, hoppy and string fro a pale ale. Old rate - 3.2.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2007
[105-20061118] Tap @ Point Brugge (Pittsburgh, PA). Horsey, hoppy aroma with a little band-aid and a little charcoal. Clear, amber body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Medium body with a nice feel. Seems like a good hoppy beverage.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4282) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2007 The aroma has citrus hops and lightly toasted caramel malts. The appearance is amber with a foamy, two finger head. The flavor is sweet and hoppy and very much like the aroma which is simple but good. The palate is sticky but bordering on thin with a hint of a metallic aftertaste. This has more hops than most American pale ales. Overall, I like it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2007
I drank this one out of the can so I didnt get a great opportunity to get a proper nose on it or see its appearance in a glass. Very hoppy taste, and has a good amount of bitterness to it, and alot of grapefruit. Very IPA-like. Finish is pretty smooth and stays on the tongue, and in the back of the mouth for a while. If this is the pale ale, I gotta try the double IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2007
Fully golden colour with a beige head. Malty, caramel sweet aroma with a hoppy, citric fruityness and a light pine note. Hoppy, bitter and fruity flavor with a light malty sweetness. Light sweet and hoppy bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2845) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Hey, ma, cans can hold good beer. Good to know. Nose shows very citrusy hops, but not piney or grapefruitty as with other APAs. Light in color. But a great alpha-full nose overlaid on a golden malt profile. I’m definitely wathcing out for more of this when I’m on the road (not in Illinois, of course).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2007 Had it on tap first, then from the infamous can. Poured deep, slightly hazy orange with a thick, off-white head. The aroma is full of fresh hops, heavy hop citrus, and some grainy malts. The flavor is very crisp. The flavor has some sweet malts (flavors of caramel and a touch of roasted grain) and hints of yeast combined with a big blast of fresh, bitter, citrus, flowery hops. The middle of the flavor has some fruits, malts, and a tremendous - almost resiny - bitterness. The finish is long, somewhat dry, and quite hoppy. A hop-head delight that is very nicely balanced. A joy to consume.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2007
can: pours a beautiful orange clour with a lovely creamy head that seems to last.the aroma blast you with sweet hops, but still some malts in the background. flavour of hops and malt that seem to balance each other near perfectly. i love the finish not to bitter but again balanced. i cant believe this is a can. il ove the way there is just enough hops in the nose and in the mouth. cheers for a beer i can take to the beach finally.


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