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RATINGS: 2322   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2007 12 oz can. Great copper red color with ample carbonation and a nice light head. The aroma is crisp malt with biscuit hints, spicy-earthy hops and a bit of syrup. There is also something (some aroma) in here that is malty but I just donít care for. The flavor is relatively clean with a solid though crisp malt presence (like you might find in an ESB). Good earthy hops with a hint of pine. Mouth feel is full, if a bit sticky for my taste in a pale ale. This is not bad, but I prefer the Gordon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2891) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2006
Can shared with jerc - his can. Clear, dark amber with a good sized tan head. Pleasant hoppy aroma with some sweet orange notes. Very well balanced & integrated flavour with complimentary malt and hop notes, leading to a moderately bitter and slightly citric finish. A really nice pale, and easily one of the best canned beers Iíve had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2011 2011-12-03. Hazy orange body with a small head that fades. 3+ Modest hoppy aroma is nice, green leafy hops and sweet citrusy notes. 7+ Flavour is similar, sweet orange citrus with leafy green hop overtones. 7+ Average palate is lacking in carbonation but is nice nonetheless. 3+ Good stuff. 7/4/7/3/16 Cask at Goodbar, Buffalo

2006-08-XX Amber body with a moderate creamy white head and decent lacing on the glass (3+). Moderately resiny hops in both the aroma (6+) and the flavour. Light citrus comes out a bit more in the flavour. Average palate. Solid pale ale. 6/4/7/3/14 Can

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 31, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2006 12 oz can from Steveís on Mineral Point Road, Madison, consumed from a VT Brewerís Fest tasting glass a bit above fridge temperature. Pale, luminous amber in the glass with total clarity and topped by a thick slow-decaying off-white creamy top....apricots, spruce, loads of caramel and a delightful delicate hint of vanilla in the luscious nose....very sweet on the tongue, with a lightly syrupy mouthfeel cut somewhat by the strong dry citric hops that enter in the middle....thins out a bit at the finish, and really rather simple overall, but quite pleasant and a solid choice to let sit in the fridge till needed -- if I could get it regularly.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2006
Can thanks to captaincougar: Orangish amber pour, with a medium off white head. Aroma is citrus and spicy hops, I donít pick up much of any malt character. Flavor, citrusy, from start to finish, with a well bittered after taste. Really an excellent APA.

4
   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.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldMrCrow (1823) - 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, itís better than most of what I can get in a can, but itís just not that good. After all the hype, Iím disappointed.

3.6
   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, lotís 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#^&%!

4
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4806) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Can: Courtesy of Duane via trade. I swear Iíve 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.


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