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RATINGS: 2322   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 canít, where flavorless canned beers donít belong. And no matter where you drink Daleís 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 (3241) - 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 Edís 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, Iím 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. 51į. 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2005
on tap-pours an off white head with a cloudy orange color. Aroma is fruity, grain and hoppy. Taste is robust hops&malt. 3.5 12 oz can tasted just as good. 3.5

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29286) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2005
[At Stockholm Beer Festival 2005] A hazy orange beer with a light orange head. The aroma is sweet and quite hoppy, and so is the flavor too - the hops is mainly aroma hops, not much bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteport (6) - New York, USA - NOV 6, 2005 does not count
Not really sure why, but I like this beer. so sorry I didnít bring some back from my Colorado vacation. A really great beer. Can;ít find it in New York.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2005
12 oz can. Pretty solid little APA. Nice amber color with a small head that faded rather quickly. The aroma is mainly hops, with the taste being of mostly hops but a little bit of a solid malt background. This was much better than I expected when I first saw the can. (the 6.5% abv was stronger than I thought it would be)


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