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RATINGS: 2510   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (23811) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2006
Can at Stockholm Beerfestival. Hazy orange coloured with a white head. Aroma of malts, fruits, pine needles and hops. Flavour of caramel, fruits, hops and pine needles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3260) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2006
12 oz can

I have had a few of these now, so it is about time to sit down and rate one. Itís probably the best beer I have ever found in a can, closely rivaled only by Old Chub. This is a definite ice breaker for people who might be wary of craft beer - despite being a can, you can still pick up much of flavor and nuances. For tasting purposes I used my snifter.

Aroma / Apppearance - The one finger clean white head lingered for a while over the body which was a nutty brown. Only a slight amount of carbonation was evident; otherwise things were pretty calm. The nose was a nice combination of orange, citrus, spruce, lemons and pineapple. It is very obvious that this is a hoppy beer just from the aroma.

Flavor / Palate - The hops are the first thing to be detected. They come across as a mixture of spruce, wood chips, orange peels and caramel. After they fade a trace amount of bitterness remains. The mouthfeel is full and creamy. A resiny finish contributes to the experience, which is very pleasing. When focusing I picked up honey and sharp aged cheddar cheese. This is one I plan on picking up for summer picnics and barbeques where everyone is drinking out of bottles and plastic caps. Even in the can it does not lose much character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2006
As a return to cans sweeps the craft brew market this was one of the first canned beers I had. Amazing it looks great in the glass a rich copper color with a great head. The smell and taste is rich with hops and the finish is so nice you instantly want another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
swanmann (668) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 26, 2006
An impressive pour. Ruby copper with about an inch and a half of eggshell coloured head. Smells and tastes of spicy wood, and piney florals. Full frontal hops and a little watery. I think I may just need IPAs to burn my senses these days. Itís good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 25, 2006
I have a lot of admiration for Oskar Blues. I donít know if itís fair to call this a pale ale, given that itís so hoppy and the high alcohol content, but whatever it is, itís good. This beer has great color, and although it still feels weird sticking my nose in a can, it smells awesome. This, along with 21st amendment 21-A IPA are two of the best things I have ever had in a can. Dales Pale ale is good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Golden color and carbonated. Smell of hops and malt. Taste of sweet hops, malt, citrus and a touch of pine and honey. Wonderful bitterness at the end. I cant beleive this beer is in a can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2006
12oz can - Aroma is chewy carmel malts and hops. Pours dark orange with medium head and good lacing. Flavor is matches aroma. Palate is creamy and smooth. The best can of beer Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mumpu (46) - USA - SEP 17, 2006
Pours rich amber with a thick sticky head and plenty of lacing. There is a freshness of dew-covered fruit in the aroma, perfectly balanced with a sweet maltiness and a balanced hoppy presence at the end. This is an amazing APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2006
Bottle. Bright orange color with a white head. Nice hops in the aroma, very sweet, some toffee, decent citrus notes. Bitter, hoppy, a tad one dimensional, but still very good. Very little sweetness in the flavor. Palate is good, refreshing, but a bit watery. Best beer out of can Iíve ever had. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2006
12oz CAN! Clear and amber hued. Slight skin of white head. Oh, sweet, sweet Cascades! All citrus nose. Slight light malt roast. This is nice. Lively and full. Slick dry and bitter. Light malt flavor. Citrus bitter hop note. Then a bitter slap in the cloying finish. Very nice.

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