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RATINGS: 2455   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbomb (207) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2006
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1970) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 25, 2006
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foxbush (1445) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2006
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2006
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2006
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2006
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2006
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerAmbassador (6) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2006 does not count
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintocb (646) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2006
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2006
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.

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