punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper-gold pour with a small off-white head and good lacing. Lots of grapefruit, honey and earthy malt. Medium body with a sort of chewiness to it and a soft carbonation. This is easily the tastiest beer I’ve ever had in a can.
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden color with a nice pillowy head.Lots of malt and hops packed in this can.Finish was refreshing and clean
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Err, I guess this is due for a rerate. I had this on tap at David Copperfields in NYC but I think the keg was quite old. There was little hop aroma to be found, and though it had a nicely malty body, it was quite weird without any kind of hop balance.
RealAleDave (45) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Full copper-red. Very fine beige head sticks around throughout leaving nice lacing.
Nose is bready, caramel malt with a good dose of earthy, slightly citric hops. The toffee-ish notes are more than I’d prefer, but certainly within style.
Medium in the mouth with the caramel malts leading the way. Not as sweet as the nose would lead one to believe (thankfully), but still too much for me. Very reminiscent of New Glarus’ Hearty Hop. Could use more bitterness to balance the malt, but the finish is still decently long.
Mouthfeel is fine, with carbonation on the higher end of the scale, which helps cut through the maltiness. Drinkable, but just not my preferred expression of the style. Can 5 of a six pack.
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Steve’s Liquor Madison
Dale’s Pale Ale pours clear dirty copper into my pint glass. Swirling carbonation bubbles rise slowly to the top. A 1+ slightly off white head formed on the pour that very slowly faded to a half finger cap. Left drink history lacing.
Smell is of pale malts and a slight touch of caramel as the malt backbone. The hops add a nice fragrance of tea leaf and a mild citric quality. After some warming there’s a resiny hop quality that adds more complexity. Smells good for sure but smells like many other pale ales I’ve had in the past.
Flavor is a canvas of biscuity pale malts covered with resiny and mildly citric hops. A dried tea leaf flavor comes through on the finish. Definately good but again I’ve tasted these flavors in many other pale ales. This one is a bit more robust though which is a definate plus.
Medium body that gets a little sticky on the backside. Carbonation is on the lower side of moderate and lets the beer work it’s way through at it’s own pace. Half way through the glass I can feel my tongue taking a beating from the generous hopping.
This is a super easy beer to drink and a great session. Coming in cans like it does helps things when you take into consideration hauling in a cooler. Just an easy drinker with good flavor.
My first foray into Oskar Blues. Wish they distributed to Illinois cause I’d love to try a few more of their offerings. Overall, Dale’s Pale is a flavorful, and hoppier than most pale ales. After drinking a few of these from the glass my opinion is Dales Pale actually tastes better straight from the can.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours light thick yellow color with a nice big white head. Has hints of malts, sweet hops, citrus fruits. Finishes clean with malt taste on the tongue.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 26, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a nice golden color little dark. Good head. Aroma was stong grapefruits and some pine. Flavor was much the same, mouthfeel was full. Solid paleale right up in the top of my favs for style.
jdhunt76 (56) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can (of course), although I’ve also had it on tap. Well, with all the hupe of being "the world’s best beer in a can," Dale’s is pretty on the mark. Deep amber pour with a foamy, dense eggshell head. Fresh green hoppy aroma. Medium to full body. As hoppy as this beer is, and with the 6.5 % ABV, it is definitely more of an IPA than a pale, but I guess "Dale’s India Pale Ale" doesn’t have quite the same ring to it. Being the world’s best beer in a can isn’t really saying much, given the competition, but canned or not, this is a great beer. Besides, it’s nice to a have a beer for the beach worth drinking.
Ibrew2or3 (7997) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can pours crystal clear copper with fluffy off white head. Very nice aroma for a pale. Plenty of strength with loads of citrus hops with grapefruit mixed with sweeter orange juice and orange rind. At a lesser extent there’s a solid malt aroma backing up the hops. I smell both sweet caramelized malts and pale to grainy malts. Yum. The flavor starts with a mix of grapefruit hop bitterness and a vague malt sweetness. Toward midway in the taste profile a pale, grain and biscuit malt mixture grows and adds superb balance to the hop flavors. It doesn’t take long before the load of grapefruit hop bitterness re-asserts itself and temporarily squashes the malts into submission. There is a moment here and there when a sweeter citrus orange hop flavor can be detected. Into the finish I get a lingering grapefruit hop bitterness and a faint maltiness. Another full flavored well balanced brew from Oskar.
barleycorn1 (10) - Catonsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance is the big thing here. Nothing looks better in my john deere koozie than this can. It also feels good to crush this can into a tiny bit after you finish it. Tastes good. If you’re a Hop liker, give it a whirl.