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RATINGS: 2317   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 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 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SRAorion (19) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2006
Out of a can Aroma is complex hops with strong citrus and cloves. Pours a golden amber a small white head. Flavor is rich starts of with complex hops moves into a clean crisp citrus and malts play nicely with the complex hops which return with the lingering ending flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldMrCrow (1812) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2006
From the can.

Pours light orange with a nice fluffy head. The aroma is a nice crisp pine and citrus, surprisingly c-hopped for an APA. The flavor has all of this hoppy goodness, but with it comes a way-too-sweet bready malt and buttery tones that all but ruin the beer for me. The hops return on the finish, but that mid-portion of the taste really detracts from everything else.

Sure, it’s better than most of what I can get in a can, but it’s just not that good. After all the hype, I’m disappointed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2006
Zesty orange hops aroma, good amount of malt also, copper, pours two fingers of rocky, custard foam head, lot’s of lace too. Chewy hops start, pleanty of malt to even things out. Very well balanced, splendidly bitter. Really fine example! This delightful beer is served on one of the smaller American Airlines, lucky bast#^&%!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2007 pours a magnificent copper, with a big frothy off white head. is this really a canned beer? Aroma is citrus, and some caramel malt, Taste is bitter citrus, a good amount of malt backbone with a refreshing hoppy finish. well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4778) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Can: Courtesy of Duane via trade. I swear I’ve had this and rated it, but I guess not. Nice aroma of caramel with moderate citrus and light floral hops. Pours a bright transparent amber with a large off-white head with great retention and lacing. Taste starts off with moderate caramel and is quickly overtaken by a strong citrus finish, but not really citrus hoppy. Hops in the finish are light and seem to be more floral with only a touch of citrus hops. A nice APA, but some more hops would improve balance. Still very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Gotta be the best APA you can get in a can. Pours a huge amount of froth. Copper, with a slight haze. Dark for style. Huge citrus aroma - grapefruit and pine (natch). Taste malty/biscuits with the American hop smash to the mouth. Very good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Can. Pours a clear, copper amber with a lacy off-white head. The aroma is flowery, with some fruit and oranges. Medium body, slighlty creamy with medium carbonation. The taste starts mildly sweet with caramel, fruit and some roasty malt. Grapefruit and pine finish that sort of drifts into IPA land.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6113) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2006
12-oz can, courtesy BitBucket. Great orange amber body with a dirty white head, streams of carb. Nice refreshing--but still substantial--body. Great citrusy hops on the nose and the finish, with some sweet crystal malt backbone. Beautifully made beer, whether you’re intrigued by the relative novelty of the can or not. Some day I’ll think of a reason to try one straight from the can.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tommy8768 (120) - Litlle Compton, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Holy Cow! A great beer from a can! A nice golden brown coor, with a decent head. Has a very hoppy aroma and taste, the taste that comes from using Cascade hops. Also has a malty taste. Definitely will be getting this one again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2006
12oz can via trade with Bück Dich! - Thanks Jordan! - Pours amber and pretty clear.with a fair offwhite head. Aromas of grapefruit and floral hops. Flavor is hoppy with lots of citrus notes and some grains and caramel malts beneath it. Pretty chewy and definitely quite drinkable on the palate. I like this alot and found it to be a fantastic pale ale. So much for hating beer in a can.

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