beerbomb (207) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
shadey (1970) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 25, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Foxbush (1445) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2012 This was big surprise. I normally shy away from beer in cans. Daleís 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.
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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. Itís exceedingly hoppy, from the first whiff to the last drop sliding back into oneís gullet. Itís 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. Iíd consider this to be a great IPA and itís almost over the top as a "regular" pale ale. No problem though because I can certainly appreciate a beer with major hopping. Excellent brew.
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at Falling Rock last Thursday and just finished a CAN ( yes I poured it into a glass ) while cooking a steak on the grill.
without a doubt, one of the most drinkable, well balanced APAís Iíve ever had. commercial description is spot on, great hop aroma and flavor balanced by caramel malt. how soon will Oskar start distributing to Illinois? the sooner the better if you ask me!
BeerAmbassador (6) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2006 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pumpkin orange hue, nice piney aroma and nice hop flavor followed by good malt balance. There are better pale aleís out there but certainly not in a can.
pintocb (646) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color was a orange with some hints of amber. Lots of malt and hops, just the way a pale ale should be. I loved the clean citrus finish and the bitter aftertaste.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber color with a large uneven head. Pine/citrus aroma with a touch of English must. Big fresh hop taste with a slightly dry finish. Well balanced tinge of caramel. High quality in a can. I love the "pack it in, pack it out" slogan on the can being a backpacker myself.