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RATINGS: 2443   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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 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.


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3.7
   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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1617) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2015
Can. Pours a light golden color, with a fair head. Aroma of mild hops with grain and light fruit. Taste of hops, grain, bit of fruit and malt sweetness. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body, has a crisp, clean feel and nicely balanced. Enjoyable beer.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
samsmith33 (509) - - APR 22, 2015
Aroma is grass, hay, grains, vegetable, light hops. Taste is grass, pine, plus a dry Ashy Aftertaste. Appearance: slightly more color than a typical yellow pale ale, above average white head. Medium carbonation. Not sure why this gets such high marks. It seems very pedestrian to me. Not even pedestrian....like a pedestrian with a limp.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
two7offsuit (314) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 21, 2015
Pours a dark golden / clear Amber with a white head. A moderately hoppy aroma. Flavor is hops with subtle fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (169) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 21, 2015
Draft @ RDU Indigo. Slightly hoppy aroma. Dark amber color, with white head. Pretty nice lacing. Very pleasant bitterness, a little fruitiness. Med bodied. Overall, a very nice, drinkable pale ale!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SoberDave (171) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 19, 2015
Drank from a can which didn’t harm the flavour at all. Nice hoppy flavour with a fruit background.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (274) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2015
Dark amber, slightly hazy, with a healthy off-white head. Aroma of malt and piney hops. Nice smooth, balanced flavor. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VeinAle (110) - Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2015
Smells great, grassy, caramel, hop aromas. First can had a violent head on it. More bitter than sweet on the mouth. A fine APA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smithld1 (15) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
Can from utobeer. A classic. Good drinking. Sweet, malty and a sensible strength. Not sure who Dale is but he doesn’t mess around.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2655) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
Can. Potent caramel aroma with pine and pineapple accents. Hazy dark copper under a thin write, lacy cover. Bitter pineapple flavour with some light nuttiness and apricot. Medium body, lingering assertive bitterness, medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
euniceradio (67) - Colton, California, USA - APR 13, 2015
Pours deep clear amber. Head is semi-creamy off-white. Aroma is lacking. Mostly just caramel malts and some wet bread. Taste is malty sweet with a dry grapefruit and resin finish. Harsh hop spice and alcohol taste for only 6.5 ABV. Good APA. We like em bitter!


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