RATINGS: 2705   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flyingshoes (100) - USA - JUN 1, 2009
12 oz can. Pours an expected amber hue with little to no head. Initally, I was extremely disappointed with this, as served at fridge temperature it has almost no taste at all. As it warms up, however, a subtle caramel flavor combines with some piney hops. Every sip finishes with a small blast of alcohol. Decent, but I feel they could have done better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alagnak (468) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Had kind of forgotten about this one, given its ubiquitosness on local shelves. Thanks to mctous for the reminder. Pretty red-orange in the glass. Smells intiially caramelly/malty, but hops lingering in the background. Nice, balanced flavor between the sweet malt and a generous dose of citric hoppy bitterness. Good job on this one...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slipstream (2546) - USA - JUN 1, 2009
Fine malty aroma with a touch of cheese. Decent head and sheet lace. Dales is sweet and malty for a pale ale, with dashes of cherry and orange esters, and it closes with a hop tingle. Very good, and the best brew I have had from a can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drewsi227 (16) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Pours a nice copper color, nice blend of pine hops, and citrus. Great in the can, better on draft

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ldg1413 (13) - USA - MAY 27, 2009
Possibly the most overrated ’indie’ beer, though that title probably still belongs to Sierra Nevada’s IPA. Unbalanced hops married with the skunkiness from a metal can.. not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Really? A can? This is my new favorite beer for the summer since I can take it to the neighborhood pool and it isn’t Miller, Coors or Bud... nice. Pours a copper/amber color and has the nice citrus, hops and pine flavor you would expect from a solid pale ale. Solid this pale ale is... tastey hoppy, grapefruit, malty and piney ale... and no tinny taste. Perfect for the summer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2009
What a great Pale Ale. Seems so strange out of a can. Full citrus aroma followed bu a burst of grapefruit and pine flavor. A hint of sweet followed by dry. As good as many better IPA’s.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pbstevens (1) - USA - MAY 24, 2009 does not count
WOW! This is my new favorite pale ale! Great hops and nice alcohol content!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2009
Thanks lb4lb for this. Pours a pale orange with off-white head. Aroma of citrus hops well balanced with malt. Flavor is surprisingly smooth and complex. Quite a nice surprise out of this one, definitely a beer I want a bit more of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Can. Nice clear, copper color. Barely any carbonation. White head thins quckly. Good hop nose, citrus and a hint of pine mixed with honey. I was looking forward to all of those aromas hitting my palate, but the flavor profile doesn’t measure up quite as well. Taste was flat and unexciting. There is a strong malt beginning but the flavor was bland. Medium high hop bitterness lingers on the palate and warmth from alcohol is definitely present. The flavors do seem to blend a little better as the beer warms a little.

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