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RATINGS: 2443   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.


ThisWangsChung's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1615) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2015
Can. Pours a light golden color, with a fair head. Aroma of mild hops with grain and light fruit. Taste of hops, grain, bit of fruit and malt sweetness. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body, has a crisp, clean feel and nicely balanced. Enjoyable beer.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
samsmith33 (508) - - APR 22, 2015
Aroma is grass, hay, grains, vegetable, light hops. Taste is grass, pine, plus a dry Ashy Aftertaste. Appearance: slightly more color than a typical yellow pale ale, above average white head. Medium carbonation. Not sure why this gets such high marks. It seems very pedestrian to me. Not even pedestrian....like a pedestrian with a limp.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
two7offsuit (313) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 21, 2015
Pours a dark golden / clear Amber with a white head. A moderately hoppy aroma. Flavor is hops with subtle fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (169) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 21, 2015
Draft @ RDU Indigo. Slightly hoppy aroma. Dark amber color, with white head. Pretty nice lacing. Very pleasant bitterness, a little fruitiness. Med bodied. Overall, a very nice, drinkable pale ale!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SoberDave (171) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 19, 2015
Drank from a can which didn’t harm the flavour at all. Nice hoppy flavour with a fruit background.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (274) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2015
Dark amber, slightly hazy, with a healthy off-white head. Aroma of malt and piney hops. Nice smooth, balanced flavor. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VeinAle (110) - Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2015
Smells great, grassy, caramel, hop aromas. First can had a violent head on it. More bitter than sweet on the mouth. A fine APA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smithld1 (15) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
Can from utobeer. A classic. Good drinking. Sweet, malty and a sensible strength. Not sure who Dale is but he doesn’t mess around.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2655) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
Can. Potent caramel aroma with pine and pineapple accents. Hazy dark copper under a thin write, lacy cover. Bitter pineapple flavour with some light nuttiness and apricot. Medium body, lingering assertive bitterness, medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
euniceradio (67) - Colton, California, USA - APR 13, 2015
Pours deep clear amber. Head is semi-creamy off-white. Aroma is lacking. Mostly just caramel malts and some wet bread. Taste is malty sweet with a dry grapefruit and resin finish. Harsh hop spice and alcohol taste for only 6.5 ABV. Good APA. We like em bitter!


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