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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2006
Thanks to StewardofGondor for this delicious beer! Great-looking, lush, foamy head over a golden orange. Fruity, crispy-hoppy aroma - very refreshing. Herbal qualties - floral with some vanilla bean. A nice American Pale Ale - sweet, but not syrupy at all. I can’t wait to buy some more!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 28, 2006
Poured from the can. Bright copper color with a big pillowy white head. Lively hoppy aroma, earthy pine notes. RIch medium body, with a good balance of chewy malts and sticky pine finish. A lively cross between a British and American pale ale, effortlessly drinkable and delightfully tasty.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Salsgebom (20) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2006
This is a beautiful balance of malt and hops. Its on the heavy side for an APA, but if you’re up for it- you will not be disappointed. It’s absolutely wonderful. When uneducated beer drinkers want to know how to differentiate malt and hop flavors- I tell them Dale’s answers all. As a homebrewer, I strive to find such a flavorful balance. My favorite beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Orange/copper color. Creamy head which stuck around for the duration of the drink, settling on the bootom of the glass and leaving stripes of lacing. Aroma is citrus and tropical fruit. Flavor is citrusy, juicy and very hoppy for an APA. Delicious hoppy spiciness on the finish. Love it. My favorite "session" beer. Unfortunately, I think the secret may be out by now, and I worry that the inventory will be depleted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbomb (191) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2006
Had to see whats up with the quality- can revolution-pours like the best of them-Aroma is as hoppy and malty as APAs get -flavor is a hop burst with mega malt follow-up ending with crisp carbonation and pleasant bitterness. Very surprised by the quality of this-if i had one suggestion, it would be a rounder hop profile to further balance the maltblast, thats it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1882) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 25, 2006
Clear dark orange pour with a beautiful white head of creamy lace. Gorgeous beer out of a can. Imagine that!! Earthy aroma of hops and a nice woody dry flavor. Wonderfully delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foxbush (1262) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2012 This was big surprise. I normally shy away from beer in cans. Dale’s Pale Ale is an exception. A very balanced Pale Ale that acts like an IPA. The head was frothy and filled the glass. The balanced hops and malt was a very positive experience. The body was mediun with the bitterness of the hops coming through. This is my first I hope to have more. Carbonation was average with a creamy texture. Another in 2012. A wonderful APA. Nice balance of hops and alcohol. One of the best APAs in the US.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2006
I sure am glad I finally ditched my prejudice against beer in cans (thanks entirely to Oskar Blues!). OK, now onto the rating: I really think this brew should be classified as an IPA. It’s exceedingly hoppy, from the first whiff to the last drop sliding back into one’s gullet. It’s also exceedingly pretty in a glass, what with its clear medium amber body and sizable off-white head. This is a very full-bodied & creamy beer too. The taste is very hop-heavy, but it has a good fundamental malt base upon which to build. I’d consider this to be a great IPA and it’s almost over the top as a "regular" pale ale. No problem though because I can certainly appreciate a beer with major hopping. Excellent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2006
Can. Pours a nice amber color, with orange high-lights. Decent amount of head. At first sniff, your nose is graciously greeted by a very balanced & prominent display of hops. Some floral and citrus hints. the hops are very full in the flavor as well. Did not get the floral or citrus in the taste as much as in aroma. This is a good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2006
On tap at Falling Rock in Denver and I just drank the can that Duane gave me as well. Good stuff to be coming out of a can. Great APA with a greay hop profile and just enough malt to balance it all out.

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