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RATINGS: 2615   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2007
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2007
Pours a golden color with a nice pillowy head.Lots of malt and hops packed in this can.Finish was refreshing and clean

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2007
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RealAleDave (45) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2007
12oz. Can $6.99 6-Pack 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. 5/2/07

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2007
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 26, 2007
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdhunt76 (56) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2007
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7997) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2007
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleycorn1 (10) - Catonsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2007
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.

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