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RATINGS: 2336   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
framebender (56) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2005
Great great great beer. Strong in your face hop flavor that is still tame enough to allow you to enjoy the taste and not just flinch. Not very malty and relaxed but definately present after taste. And I donít care what anybody says, I like cans better than bottles. They are lighter, more durable, easier to carry, and protect the hops from sunlight better than glass.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigrond (1480) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2005
this beer was good, damn good. IT was one of the best pale ales at the beerfest, Brewtopia in NYC

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2005
12 oz can. Pretty solid little APA. Nice amber color with a small head that faded rather quickly. The aroma is mainly hops, with the taste being of mostly hops but a little bit of a solid malt background. This was much better than I expected when I first saw the can. (the 6.5% abv was stronger than I thought it would be)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - NOV 7, 2005
Thanks to FlacoAlto for this beer.

Poured an effervescent amber with a semi-frothy white head. Clean citrusy and piney hop aroma. Taste is piney hops, a hint of butterscotch and a smidgen of toffee. Clean and crisp APA; delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteport (6) - New York, USA - NOV 6, 2005 does not count
Not really sure why, but I like this beer. so sorry I didnít bring some back from my Colorado vacation. A really great beer. Can;ít find it in New York.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Got to sample at a wine tasting. Interesting. Well done in a can ... who woulda thunk it! ;-) Hoppy & aromatic nose, yellow amber to slight orange color, okay head esp. for a can, good enough mouthfeel, med. malt tastes & crisp finish. Good job.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2005
The Lure:
Leafy, resinous hops gleefully bounce off the caramel malt trampoline. Oranges splatter all around, this is as jovial as it gets.

The Festivities:
Marvelous C-hops are balanced out by the suave caramel sweetness. A full mouthfeel presents the bountiful flavors, and a dry, resinous bitterness finishes the job. A superbly-brewed quaffer every way you look at it.

Transcendence:
A proud and efficient employee.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brooks68 (2) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2005 does not count
Like everyone says, beer in a can, get out of here. But I am staying right here with this one. Not a huge fan of hops, but this beer is changing my perception. Great with Cajun food by the way!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 31, 2005
(12 oz can: Obtained in trade with CaptainCouger, thanks Tom!) and (12 oz can: Liquid Solutions in Tigard, OR) Beer out of a can, yeah right, thisíll suck. {takes sip} Sweet Jesus, this is great! Extremely flavorful pale ale, very malty, sweet, lightly bready, fruity, and easily balanced by a fairly bitter hoppiness that takes over and dominates the finish. Iím getting that tea-like character I find in some double IPAs. Thereís even a slight smokiness in the finish. The nose isnít as impressive as the flavor, being mostly grainy, a bit toasty, and lacking the balancing hops we get in the flavor. Very creamy and smooth mouthfeel, perhaps just a bit too zesty from carbonation, and with the bitter hops providing a crisp, cleansing finish. Golden amber in color, plus a slight haziness. At least an inch of off-white head forms during the pour, and the head maintains a thin layer throughout the session, leaving a large rim of lace at the top of the glass, with scattered patches below. Iíd say this is one of the best pale ales Iíve ever tasted, as tasty and delicious as some double IPAs, though obviously not quite as strongly flavored or alcoholic. Itís about as "big" as a pale ale can get and still be a pale ale. And it comes from a CAN! Bravo!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6134) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2005
Clear medium amber. A nice 1cm cover with nice lacing forms on top of the beer. Kinda leathery vastly hopped aroma deviating from orange to earth, from citrus to flowers. Impressively well extracted malts procure a clean biscuity background polished by precise bitter levels. Well rounded palate, balanced, more than fair carbonation.


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