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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Fort Collins Brew Fest 2003: Not bad, refreshing. I'd like to do a side-by-side test of this in a keg, can, and bottle. Not entirely too hoppy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3237) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 21, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2004 can-tucson beer fest: this was a good beer, unfortunately, it was in a can, so the flavor had some metallic presence. The malts were nice for a pale and the hops were quite tame-sweetness between hops and malts was very good. maybe i should try this on tap sometime!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2004
Canned version. Pours a copper color with a small tan head. Nose is pure hop bliss. Rich citrusy and piney hops and lighter malt notes amke up the aroma. The taste is also laden with hops. Very hoppy body with some piney notes and a background malt body. The finish is somewhat sweetened but also doused with hops. This was pretty good and surprisingly good for a canned beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2004
I tried this 3 times on our vacation: First on tap at the Fort Collins Brew Fes - it was medium bodied and a little too sweet. 2nd - on tap at Ed’s Cantina in Estes Park - much better balanced, well hopped with a dry finish. 3rd time - out of the can while at our campsite at Sand Dunes - this is a nice hoppy pale ale..

3.5
   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, I’m 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...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
csbosox (1223) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - FEB 17, 2005
Thanks to Cpt. Cougar for this. 12oz CAN. 51°. NB worthy glass. Reddish/copper color with a 1/4" off white head. Steady carbonation with little tiny bubbles. When the head recedes, it coats the glass. Aroma is somewhat sweet with spicy, piney, and a touch of citrus hoppiness. Nice malt base and some good hops flavor. The hops have a mostly piney flavor. There is a bit of an agressiveness to the flavor, it might be smokiness, it might be alchohol, or just intense bittering. The finish is a hops bitterness that fades away after 15-20 seconds, leaving a hint of the piney hops. Mouthfeel is good. This is a good APA. I personally like the option of buying a quality beer in a can and I would purchase this for canoeing if it was sold around here. There is one slighty strange flavor that bothers me a bit and knocks the flavor from a 7 to a 6.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5282) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 1, 2005
12oz can. Medium amber color. Large sized white foamy head, strong lacing. Aroma is earthy, sweet and piney. A medium bodied American Pale Ale. Malts are caramel, sweet, with touches of earthiness. Hops are piney and grapefruity. The malt sweetness is balanced by the big piney hops. Nice crisp dry finish. Decent beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Slightly malty hop aroma. Hop flavor and malt balance start out slow and then hit you. Balanced very well throughout. A good session brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (3768) - - JUL 25, 2005
copper color with hoppy aroma and mild malts. slight roasted malt and lots of hops. definitly the best canned beer ever. i love their can idea. genius.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Deep orange amber. Small fluffy white head. Caramel malt and muted citrus hop aroma. Sweet malt flavors followed by a slightly biting piney hop character which continues into the finish, Mouthfeel is medium slight that starts smooth and becomes a bit astringent.


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