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RATINGS: 2659   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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - MAY 31, 2007
A big thanks to theisti for this can. If I could get this in Kansas City, it would be a staple in my fridge. It pours a flat, light brown with a large, frothy, off-white head that diminishes with time. The aroma is all hops, citric and lightly floral. The mouthfeel is light and creamy with a bitter finish. The flavor is dominated by the hops without smacking you in the head. The front is a serious hop hit with a sweet malty middle following. A dry citric-hop kick finishes things off. A very flavorful and drinkable beer. If only all canned beer could taste like this...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Can. Pours a clear orange that is dark around the edges. Retains a thin white head. Nose is hops, sugary candy malts. Flavor is crisp and refreshing--I could drink this all night. Nothing really stands out other than the fact that this is a very drinkable pale ale. I wouldnt call it an ipa, but its a fabulous pale ale. The first several times I had this I didnít care for it (I was drinking it out the can then), but here I am on my 3rd can and I canít stop. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stine (1761) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2007
Pours a clear shade of burnt orange. Retains a very thin layer of foam. Aromas of almond, sugared grapefruit, wet leaves. Flavor is crisp and clear. Fresh grapefruit juice and a hint of garlic rubbed artichoke. Quenching. Palate is lively while somewhat earthy, leaving just the right sediment of bitterness to soak the mouth. No deviances at all. One of the best straightforward renditions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Big, rushing cascade of foam in a tall pilsener glass, bad can, dark-tinged brown-gold beer. Big, butternut caramel fruity aroma. Prominent orange/grapefruit flavors, some sugary and woody tones. Goes a bit vacant in the middle before a dusty, citrus finish.

   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 Iíve 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 (3259) - 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 Iíd 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 Glarusí 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 Steveís Liquor Madison Daleís 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 thereís a resiny hop quality that adds more complexity. Smells good for sure but smells like many other pale ales Iíve 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 Iíve 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 itís way through at itís 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 Iíd love to try a few more of their offerings. Overall, Daleís 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.

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