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RATINGS: 2705   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2009
Can. Pours an amber color with a white head. Aroma is of citrus hops with some malts. Flavor starts malty and finishes moderately bitter with the hops. I like this one alot!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1555) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2009
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is pretty strong of citrus hops with a nice blend of caramel malts. Flavor starts off with the caramel malts but finishes only slight bitter with the citrus and floral hops. Nice blended brew with a decent lingering flavor.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (3315) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2009
This is one helluva beer! Great earthy hops that are perfectly complemented with the malts. Not overdone. Just right. Yummmmmmm

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernbourbon (1581) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 21, 2009
Thanks SoLan. Poured a little out to look at it, but drank it from the can otherwise. Great pale ale. Classic flavor and out of a can no less. Love it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2009
12 oz can (Thanks Pawola22). Very full and hoppy aroma for an apa. Tons of bouquet floral and lemony citrus. Medium fruits, pale malt, and caramel malt in there as well. Quite stimulating smells. Light head on the pour, good retention though with no real lacing, medium bodied appearance with a bright yet fairly standard dark golden orange pale color. Definitely at the highest end for full bodied apas. Tons of hops that are slightly out of balanced in the scheme of this beer, but i really can’t complain about the big hop flavors, just not enough on the other side to back it up. It starts off hoppy and only picks up more chewy bitter as it goes. Pale and caramel malts are there, but mainly there is a lot of thick citrusy and earthy bitter, and melon fruits. Finish and linger is sticky and quite pleasant. I enjoyed this big full flavored apa as there’s alotta good things going on here. I’m liking how this brewery is thinking.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MeisterBrew (138) - Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA - APR 19, 2009
Can. Pours a clear golden-amber. Huge, fluffy tan head. Great lacing too. Aroma was of faint citrus. Flavor starts out very sweet and smooth. Ends with nice slight hoppy bitterness that lasts. Very thick and creamy mouthfeel. Good APA...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2009
4/18/09 at Hops & Props, Seattle, Wa. Aroma is sweet caramel malt with a light citrus note. Appearance is slightly hazy orange with a well maintained white head. Flavor is sweet/sour malt forward with a melon hop character and and sour finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a medium carb texture and light tang. Overall, very easy drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WinoInTraining (109) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2009
Local fav, but boy how they have grown lately. Big and beefy. Super malty, caramel, hop spice on the nose. Same on the palate. Very repectable, but not as good as it used to be.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
michael0426 (3) - Prescott, USA - APR 16, 2009 does not count
Rotating tap offering. $3.50 Pint ($2 happy hour) Worth every penny. Dale’s is a great American Pale. Appearance is a bit cloudy with a nice fluffy head. Took a few ounces out of the pint but again, woth every penny. Smell is big bold hops. Pine and citrus dominate. Mouth is slghtly sticky and some malty sweetness. The same hop profiles round out the ballance. Drinkability is, for me good. A little drier finish would make this perfect. I will drink one per session until the tap is dry. Thats for sure.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkMagus (511) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2009
Minimal head, but what was there was tan and sticky... atop a golden brown colored slightly hazy body. Aroma is very sweet and malty with a major dose of fruity citrusy hops. Flavors were very full-bodied and malty, with a huge burst of spicy, earthy, fruity hops. Pretty damn good stuff, I love that it comes it cans--makes it easy to bring some along when hiking!


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