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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.

General66's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2010
12 ounce can that I received in a trade at Dark Lord Day 2010. I have read quite a bit about this brewer and was pretty excited to finally get to try something by them. Poured a deep amber color with a medium amount of carbonation and a one finger width white frothy head that stuck around for a while. The aroma was pleasant but was a bit bland for an APA. It consisted of fresh hops, pine and some light citrus. The taste was along the same lines but had a great crisp hoppy bitterness that made me want more and more. Finished with a nice bitterness. I really wish I could have this on a daily basis... this would be a perfect brew to have in a cooler at a tailgate or any other summer activity!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesewelch (76) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 29, 2015
From 12oz can, 6-pack

Aroma: Good amount of "C" hops for American IPA/Pale Ale type smell, citrus with some pine

Appearance: Clear, Amber color, off-white frothy head

Taste: Light bitter, inline with pale ales

Palate: Nice dry finish, light body

Overall: Not a bad pale ale. The aroma fades pretty quick and after a few minutes, it begins smelling not so much like a Pale Ale - almost like wet newspapers. Still tastes fine, just the aroma fades quickly. Super clear, must be filtered to be that clear. Nice malt/hop balance. Some malts, but not too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (9146) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2015
Pretty sure I’ve had this before but apparently never rated it. 33 cl can @ home. Clear rusty orange color, full sized white head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is lightly malts, nicely hoppy, nicely fruity. Taste malts, hops, malt bitter, bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Nice one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bricks (655) - Delaware, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Decent light brown appearance and head. Nice balanced aroma. Taste is not too hoppy, not too malty. A little bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (2514) - Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Can: Deep amber & shiny copper gradient from top to bottom. Translucent, cloudy, & capped with a fine layer of bright white foam. Very modest lacing. Aroma is fairly light & laid back, but does its job nicely. Small blast of citric-forward hops; juicy grapefruit ring, orange zest, pine, mild hemp oil, & some fresh cut grass. Only a touch of toasted bread from the malt. The three biggest components of the flavor are: grapefruit peel, oranges, & pine resin. Pretty good summation. Hints of candied citrus rind, wet hop leaves, grass, & a slight kick of oily dankness. Back-end builds with a hint of earthy bitterness, but never pushes things past the APA limit. Sweet bready malt lingers a bit after the hops fade in the aftertaste. Drinkable. Nice pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bottles (18) - Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Balanced aroma of malt and hops. Strong citrusy aroma and flavor with grapefruit being dominant. Good with Mexican food. Your basic APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 17, 2015
04.22.14 store label. Poured from a can into a beer cab glass on 07.03.14. A: Caramel, flower. A: 3 finger head. See through amber. Nice lacing. T: Flower, citrus, malt dominate. Apple is subtle. P: Somewhat creamy. O: The first one that I had was a bad beer, but this one was fairly fresh. This tastes like an old style APA. It’s not as hop forward as West Coast style APAs, but more balanced. It’s a solid APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jayzz (418) - Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, clean, silky & smooth. Drying in the aftertaste. A simple straightforward IPA that is called a pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (473) - CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
Pours clear pale amber with two fingers of rocky ivory head, excellent retention, good lacing. (4/5) Nose is citrus and pine, caramel malt. (8/10) Taste is mild sweet, strong bitter. (8/10) Light body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (4/5) Nice starts-with-C hops in the nose and pleasant bittering on the tongue. Big without being overwhelming, flavourful without being a hop bomb (though at 65 IBU’s, some might disagree with me). Not sure when you saw it off and call it an IPA instead of an APA - personally I think this thing comes close to an A/DIPA, to be honest - but it’s nice no matter what you call it. And for it’s target use - backpacking etc., where glass bottles aren’t an option - there’s not much better out there… other than Heady Topper, of course… or their own Ten Fidy… But this is definitely worth bringing a sixpack on your next hike.(16/20)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (566) - SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2015
@ Agards väg 15/1-15. Can from Systembolaget. Hoppy with grapefruit, pine needles and citrus, also some caramel. Body is medium, the finish is dry, bitter and hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonmac (447) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2015
On tap at The Rabbit Hole. Pint pour. Coppery color. Persistent, pretty froth on the ale. Lacing is strong. Malty, caramel offset by a welcomed bitterness. This just tastes like they have mastered the art of brewing a pale ale. Smooth. Bitter aftertaste with some floral qualities too. Good standby option when in Denver.

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