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RATINGS: 2556   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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14668) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2006
Can at Ølbutikken - thanks to Jeppe ?? Clear amber - white head. Nice hoppy, flowery, pine, grass, resin, light sweetness, bitter. Nice malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (14562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2007
Can. Good caramelly hop aroma. Clear dark golden colour, small white head. OK bitterness, slightly rough, and some caramelly hops like in the aroma. Well-balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (14326) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2015
Can at home, thanks to James, 03/04/15. Clear amber golden with a well appointed cream covering. Nose is caramel, straw, floral, bread dough, light hops. Taste comprises sweet malt, caramel, melon, bread dough, orange pith, toffee. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close with earthy hop bitterness. Decent APA of the malt lead variety, good balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (14127) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 8, 2011
Feinhopfiger Antrunk mit vergleichsweise intensiver Bitterkeit. Im Mittelteil relativiert sich die Bitterkeit dann doch etwas, das Bier wird süffiger, dennoch ist die Hopfenbitterkeit zeitweise beißend. Grasig, Zitrusfrüchte. Zum Ende ausgewogener, die Hopfigkeit ist nun angenehm. Wirklich gut! 7/10/11/12/7/12

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (14045) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 16, 2010
A: Poured from the can into my Russian River pint glass. The beer is clear and amber in color with a thin white foam that leaves some lacing on the glass. S: The smell is a nice combination of citrus hops (with a mild piney quality) and quite a bit of sweet, bready malt. There is also a mild honey smell. T: The taste is fairly comparable to the nose. The hops are certainly present, but not overwhelming. The citrus flavors are dominant in the beginning, followed by a sweet malt flavor, and a bitter finish. M: The beer is fairly well carbonated and the body is medium, but on the fuller side for a pale ale. D: A good example of a Pale Ale. Not overly hoppy nor malty, but a good balance of the two.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (13966) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2005
Copper colour. Low carbonation – nice one. Resiny, woody c-hops in the aroma with crystal malts and a hint of florals. Well-balanced body shows toasty notes and floral/citric hoppiness. Fairly bitter example.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (13483) - DENMARK - JUN 1, 2010
Sample. Dark golden with off-white head. Flavour is malt, citrus, floras, hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2008
Can. Golden/orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is citrus, hop, flowers. Flavour is citrus, hop, flowers, malt. Bitter finish. Nicy hoppy beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12970) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Can from Wine Cellar. Resiny aromas. Clear amber color with a very impressive tan/beige head. Full bodied with very creamy carbonation. Flavor is more citrus grapefruit over evergreen, with a backdrop of roasted caramel. Still, this is all about the hop. It’s not balanced. It’s an IPA in disguise. Maybe an IIPA in disguise, based on the bitterness. Evergreen seems to return in the finish. Everyone should have one of these once in awhile just to get back to roots. Whoo. It’s not in the same class as the best, complex ales, but it is a winner in the APA class.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12513) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2004
Clear amber body topped by medium beige head. Aroma is mild sweet, earthy, pine, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, earthy, pine, caramel, light spice. Medium body. As others have noted, impressive that this comes in a can.

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