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RATINGS: 2313   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 can’t, where flavorless canned beers don’t belong. And no matter where you drink Dale’s 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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
19.2 oz can partly poured into a pint glass. A: Pours a copper color with good clarity. The head is a three finger offwhite shade. I really like how much lacing it leaves on the glass in particular, not to mention the fluffiness of the head itself. S: The aroma is what you’d expect, grassy/piny Cascade hops and caramel malts. Hoppiness is amplified when inhaled directly from the can. T: This is quite bitter to start. The leafy, herbal hop bitterness really comes through, though perhaps with not as much actual hop flavor as I’d like. Bitterness seems to cool off near the back end, creating something that’s pleasantly drinkable instead of oppressive. M: While the opening bitterness suggest this could be resiny and harsh, the finish is crisp and dry enough to scrub it away. Nice body and carbonation here, though I still think the back end is a little rough. O: You know you have something pretty good on your hands when 19.2 oz. seems like the right size for this one. Word of warning though - this one might be too bitter for newbs.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
peterschreurs (44) - Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2014
12 oz. can poured. Golden in color with a creamy off-white head. Hops and malt in the aroma and taste. A great APA with a bit of kick. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geeklimit (169) - USA - AUG 24, 2014
Pours a clear dark amber with average carbonation and a lacy head. Aroma is strong in malt but not especially heavy. Balanced taste with a touch of sour in the middle and back. Slightly sticky mouthfeel with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cincidude87 (2) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
I normally don’t like hoppy beers but this one has a great aroma and very strong hit of grapefuit. Delicious!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atjeff (16) - - AUG 23, 2014
12 oz can. Great amber appearance. Smooth taste. Wonderful west coast pale ale. This beer epitomizes smooth but full, pale ale taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2122) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Can at home. Pours amber, taste is lots of sweet toffee and bitter hops, pine.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ametras (371) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
12oz can. Amber pour with frothy off-white head. Slight haze, beautiful lacing. Flavors are bready malts, lemon, grapefruit, apricot, biscuit, caramel, pine resin and grass. Light to medium body, moderate to high carbonation, oily texture.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kdm1984 (650) - Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Special-ordered this legend. Bottled less than a month ago, so very fresh - yay! Appearance: finger length head stays around a long time and leaves plenty of splotchy rings of lacing. Aroma: Earthy, citrus, and floral hops all at once. Malty also. Flavor: reminds me a lot of Tallgrass 8-Bit (and perhaps not coincidentally, both are canned). Malty, some earthy hops, a tad watery on the palate. Also a nice "slice" of tropical fruit. Hoppier than Tallgrass in the finish; bitterness lingers nicely. Overall, despite the bitterness, this is so light that it’s actually very easy to drink. This is definitely an APA; too mellow to be an IPA. Nicely balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ESPh (68) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Nice caramel color and white head. Light, pleasant grassy aroma. Nice malt sweetness perfectly balanced with a grassy, apple, floral hop finish. Medium carbonation. Very tasty and easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4237) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
Tap at the Pure Bar and Kitchen, Birmingham. Poured a hazy medium amber with a reddish hue and a frothy white head. The aroma is resin hop citrus. The flavour is medium bitter with a smooth woody resin hop citrus palate and a long nettle hop bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation. This beer really makes a statement. Tastes stronger than it is.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (720) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Aroma of caramel, hop, malt, citrus. Appears clear and copper-like. Good balance of hop and fruit. No idea what ABV is on this but that may be a good thing.


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