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RATINGS: 2567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

pianotu's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pianotu (67) - USA - MAR 14, 2013
A reliable classic, though many have since created more interesting varieties and variations. Quite straightforward and slightly heavier for the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Biroholik (244) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - FEB 10, 2016
Chmiele: Northern Brewer na goryczkę, Cascade i Columbus na smak, Centennial na aromat.
Kolor: Bursztynowy. Klarowny w pełni.
Piana: Kremowa, bardzo bujna, średnio oczkowa. Piana gęsto oblepia ścianki szkła pozostawiając grube firany na krawędziach.
Zapach : Hymmm...co tu dużo mówić - znowu się cholernie zawiodłem:( Zapach lekki i mało wyrazisty. Prawie śladowe ilości owoców tropikalnych. Cytrusów tyle co na lekarstwo. Pozostał już tylko karmel i zioła...
Smak: Subtelnie owocowy, bez wyraźnych wskazań na jakieś konkretne owoce. Piwo ma wybitnie ziołową formę. Goryczka wysoka z ziołową nutą w tle. Po chwili lekka trawiastość na języku. W smaku wyczuwalna również metaliczność. Test na skórze potwierdził. Nie powiem, że nie jest pijalne, ale na bank partia z tą datą nie należy do najlepszych.
Wysycenie: Bardzo wysokie.
Podsumownie: Powoli chyba odpuszczam sobie kupowanie amerykańskich jasnych piw. Nie ma po prostu sensu wydawanie (dość sporych) pieniędzy na nie. Testowałem już butelki, jak i również puszki. Aromat jest bardzo ulotny, a smak nie tak głęboki jak powinien być. Niestety musi to być bardzo świeża warka, aby przetrwała trudy dalekiej morskiej podróży. Browar Oskar Blues z Longmont, Colorado szczyci się produkcją piwa w puszkach. Propaguje ich używanie jako doskonały sposób zabezpieczania piwa przed promieniami słonecznymi oraz ulenieniem. Nawet puszka w tym przypadku nie pomogła i uczyniła z tego jakby na to nie patrzyć cenionego i bardzo znanego na świecie piwa - zwykłego przeciętniaka. Może przyjdzie kiedyś okazja testowania innego, świeżego piwa, wtedy wrażenia będą lepsze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
iamwired (10) - Avenel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Nice lacing, great copper color. Slight bite and not quite smooth, aroma is faint. Above pale ale for the value and everyday drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heidbummer (46) - SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2016
A great go to beer. Pours dark amber, thin head. Possibly a wee bit too carbonated. Loads of hops and bitterness, which persists. For an American pale it has a depth, sweetness and clout which almost tips it into Imperial territory. Punches above its ABV Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
artyspice (2) - - JAN 19, 2016 does not count
This is a beautiful beer in the glass. very prominent hop profile. I would call this an IPA, but these days you might call it an American pale ale. Darker than I expect, it's a nice Amber. Good ratio of sweet bitter and alcohol. Next time I'm looking for an IPA I'll consider this one. Of course if you're drinking it from the can you might be having a different experience. Cheers!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jsporrer (312) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2016
On tap @ Dorothy 6. Pours a medium orange amber with a thin white head. Not much of an aroma. I found this to be very ordinary and plain. It was fairly smooth and somewhat crisp with a slightly bitter finish. Nothing special here, I’ll be moving on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (707) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Can from Whole Foods Market in Mountain View, CA. Pours amber with a thick, creamy head that lingers. Aroma is bready, malty, hoppy. Taste is the same. This is really good...incredibly balanced and bready/beefy. A go-to pale ale (akin to Anchor’s Liberty Ale).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
south721 (1) - - DEC 24, 2015 does not count
My go-to beer......great balance of malt and hops. Packs a nice finish without overwhelming you. Light enough for beach season, but also robust enough for a wintry day by the fire.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Towey1989 (1182) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2015
Can at The Font, Manchester. Pours a hazy amber colour with a fizzy off white head. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel, slight cereal, some grapefruit, a little mango and pine. Taste of toasted malts, caramel then big grapefruit, some orange, slight mango, resin and grassy hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, lingering, toasted, resinous hop bitterness in the finish. More like an IPA than a APA, big grapefruit and resinous hops balanced perfectly with toasted malts and caramel, really smooth for a 6.5 too. Highly anticipated and enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (7394) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
Can. Hazy amber with plenty of fizz and a decent, off-white, head. Citrus fruit, grassy hops, some strong cereal mlats and a dryish finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3592) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2015
12 oz can served in a mug (from notes). Pour is medium-dark amber; surprisingly dark for style, and suggesting a rich PA. Clear with a nice creamy light tan head, about 2 fingers from a rather gentle pour. Aroma: somewhat vague blend of hops but with a slight off-odor. T - Both citrus and pine notes suggest multiple hops {the brewer says "four kinds of American hops"}. Quite hoppy for a PA, yet only mild-to-moderate bitterness. Detectable malt contribution here, but balanaced towards the hops. Slight off-note in the aroma was essentially masked by the hops and malt in the taste. Flavor improved with a bit of warming from a cold pour. M - medium body; rather full for style. Good carbonation. O - Dale’s Pale Ale is easy to recommend for "no glass" situations when one needs canned beer and wants one that is hoppy.

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