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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2011 A hazy, orange amber color with a lacing, sustaining, bone-colored head. Aroma of cotton candy and big American hops that are resiny, piney, and somewhat herbal. The palate is definitely an IPA. Big malt sweetness tempered by a long hit of hop acidity, lots of Munich malt flavor and tons of American hop flavor. This is very tastey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2011 Sure, the can’s a kick in the ass but this really is as tasty a brew as folks have said. A nice big APA, with more malts than I’d expect - the bready presence gives it a more creamy feel than you might expect for something so aggressively hopped. Very nice and tangy, with enough complexity to make this a regular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleycorn1 (10) - Catonsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Appearance is the big thing here. Nothing looks better in my john deere koozie than this can. It also feels good to crush this can into a tiny bit after you finish it. Tastes good. If you’re a Hop liker, give it a whirl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Parrothead (292) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2007
Popped the top on the can [the CAN?] and the foam came over the sill like I’d dropped it or something. Wha??? Pours a murky orange-amber with a huge off-white head. Lotsa hops in the nose. Hey......this is pretty good. No. This is very good. Very smooth and drinkable. It’s the packaging that fools you. Nice American Pale Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
thehopgoblin (2) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 31, 2007 does not count
Just like they say, "a voluminously hopped mutha of a pale ale." It’s a damn fine beer, don’t let the can fool you!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11127) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2007
Can, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph. Pours a wonderful clear red-orange with a small creamy yellow-ish head. Aroma is heavily fruity hoppy - apples, peaches, grapefruit. Low carbonation. Flavour is very hoppy with some biscuit and caramel. Quite bitter, but there is a fruity sweetness behind it. Very nice - I could have liked a little more sparkle in the carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danhitch (17) - USA - DEC 3, 2007
Can: Poured clear amber with a long lasting off-white head. Aroma was slightly piney. The initial taste was hoppy, which then faded to a caramel and cardboard like malt taste, and then finished with a pleasant soft hop taste. Not a bad beer, but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KateO (6) - Holiday, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2008 does not count
Tasted with BigMilly: Its a honey color thats very fizzy. It smells sweet and orangy. The taste is hoppy and bitter with little to no aftertaste. A mediumish body. Not to bad, but I’m not a hoppy girl.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 4, 2008
Pours with a slightly cloudy amber-orange body topped by a thin to medium thick head with a good amount of lacing. It’s slightly bitter with an underlying sweetness, a touch of hops and a little mustiness. Medium bodied and smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Pretty good, best beer I have ever had out of a can. Nice balance of hops and some malt. Lingering bitter finish. Piney hop taste typical of APAs. Doesn’t really stand out though, and not the smoothest or most drinkable beer.

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