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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2004
Hmmm a canned beer that is supposed to be good? Definitely worth a try so I can have something to break to places that donít allow bottles if it is indeed good. This poured out of the can a slightly hazy copper color with a tall rising rocky off white head of foam. Pretty good retention and it left big chucks of foamy lace around the glass as it was drank, very appetizing appearance. Aroma is made up of mainly a strong citric hop smell that is backed by slightly doughy malt. Not to complex but a solid nose. The grapefruit hop flavor is what comes through at the front of the taste with piney notes and a bitter finish. A bit of caramel malt peeks through as well when this warmed up a bit, add a touch of depth to the taste that makes for a balanced pale ale. Good medium mouthfeel with sufficient carbonation. I am fairly impressed with this beer, while not the best tasting pale ale it is all around solid and a great canned beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2488) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Small white head, good retention with a nice clingy lace. Clear copper color. Piney, resiny nose backed by some medium sweet malts. Medium body. Great hop juice! Raw hop flavor, piney, grapefruit and a solid malt base thats mildly sweet and toasty. Finish is lightly sweet with an intense hop flavor and bite. The best tasting beer i,ve ever poured from a can! Thanks to guzzler67 for the trade!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skaughty (644) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Rating #400 - striaght from the can...like Dale intended.
One advantage to the can is that you can fit your nostrils right down in the can (just donít flinch!) Aroma is sweet and inviting. The appearance is all about the can...canít make myself pour this in a snobby glass. The flavor is clean, crisp, orange, with some floral even in the palate. Slightly bitter from beginning to end. If we could make this the baseline for american beer, the world would be a better place.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2004
Can: Pours to a clear orange/amber with a creamy off-white head. Light to medium bodied, crisp carbonation. This has strong hop aroma, with just a bit of citrus rind and caramel in the nose as well. Taste has lots of hops all the way through, citrus, grapefruit, dried lemon rind, with just a bit of sweet malt in there somewhere. As good as any other pale ale Iíve tried, no off tastes from the can either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpringsLicker (3133) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2004
Deep clear amber color with a spectacular, creamy off white head. Malty aroma with hops coming through nicely! This is surprisingly good. Bitterness blended well with a malty presence and a long drying finish. Maybe Iím thrown off because this is the first beer Iíve drunk that was canned in more than 20 years. Very tasty!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 25, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2005 In the can. At first, I was quite skeptical of any craft brew served out of a can. Now, Iím not so sure. Copper amber in color with a substantial white big bubble head. Strong hop aroma. Great IPA hoppy flavor. Nicely balanced on the bitter side. Now, if I could only get over the ambiance of the can...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2004
This beer won the Pale Ale category at a tasting I held Sunday. Just to allay fears, not a single person mentioned anything about metallic flavors in this blind tasting. Itís a light copper body with a good head. Thereís a bit of caramel and citrus rind hops in the aroma. A touch of grass. Very fresh tasting hops. A bit of lingering bitterness in the flavor. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2004
Pours a crystal clear copper color small off white head. Aromas of citrus and woody hops with some fruit deep down in the glass. Flavor is mildly fruity, light malt and a good amount of hop bitterness. The malt has a short finish with the hops going much longer.Light to medium bodied and very soft feeling on the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hangover (1058) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - OCT 30, 2004
I am so glad I decided to try this canned pale ale. Pours a translucent copper with a fluffy, creamy offwhite head. Hops dominate the aroma... mostly piney with some citrus. Moderately creamy mouthfeel. Hops bite pretty hard, but remain pleasant. Could use a bit more of a malt backbone, but Iím still impressed. When warmed, this beer becomes a bit more tangy. Finish is crisp, but the sticky hops linger... in a good way! Had it from a can as well. No metallic funk. Unbelievable stuff. I like cans too... bottles are a PITA if you are at a beach or pool where most often you canít have bottles anyway... this is great! Now I can drink good beer at the beach!!! Extra points awarded.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hershiser2 (1227) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2004
Paid $1.45 for a 12-oz single can. Amberish in color, HUGE head... lotsa floaters. Sweet fruity hops in the nose... lotsa sweet grapefruit and other citrusy aromas. Taste is bitter malty, with hops around... finishes tangy bitter with a slightly funky aftertaste. Overall, very nice.

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