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RATINGS: 2689   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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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4.3
Cruzan59 (197) - Lititz, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Can’t believe I’m just getting to this rating now...maybe because I knew it wasn’t a one-off purchase. Absolutely by far "thee" best beer I’ve ever had in a can. And this Pale Ale can challange anything in a bottle...not that it has to be in a bottle to be good. Definitely glass worthy...nice amber pour...frothy off-white head...smooth mouthfeel...nice hop character and malt balance...this is a staple in my fridge...goes in that cool can rack on the door!

3.6
msante79 (2244) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2009
12oz can from Old Chicago. Pours copper with white head. Aroma is hoppy with citrus and caramel malt. Flavor is hops with citrus, caramel malt and some pine. Nice hoppy pale ale.

4
punkeedo (499) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - JUN 30, 2009
2009 Can. A delightfully surprising pale ale, get ready to get punched in the face with some hops! A creamy mouthfeel with a somewhat acidic finish, this pale ale is hoppy through and through. Aroma, flavor, aftertaste, etc. Wonderful for a hot day, this pale ale is great with a meal, a cigar, or anything you’re doing. Well done.

4.5
Uglyradio (790) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Nice hoppy aroma...Copper color with thin lasting head...Medium body, mild carbonation...Flavors are well balanced between malty sweetness and the pine citrus hop flavors...Just a hint of bitterness in the finish...

2.4
DigitalMan (193) - Idaho, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Citrus and pine hop aroma. Slightly cloudy orange pour. Small head, some lacing, good carbonation. Too heavy on the hops for my tastes... I have difficulty enjoying more than a few sips of such bitter hoppiness. Definitely an IPA flavor, I’d say.

3.4
vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Can. This beer is full of aroma plenty of hops in the flavor and smell. Malt flavors are minimal. Hop heads dream.

3.8
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Pours a golden color with an average head. The aroma is wonderful for a pale, piney citrus, & a little fruity. In fact I love smelling this beer. Taste is a great balance of malt & hops with the bitterness kicking in the end. Very high IBU for a pale & as hoppy as a pale ale can get.

3.8
Bigmmartin (620) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2009
On tap at Barleys Taproom in Greenville, SC. Dark orange in color with a thin white head. Strong hop aroma of pine and citrus. Flavor is great balance of malt and hops. Slightly fruity, with some citrus. Hoppy and moderate bitterness. This isn’t as strong as IPA or DIPA, but it’s not supposed to be. This is just a damn good, balanced, and flavorful Pale Ale that I wish I could drink on a regular basis back home.

4
savnac (2656) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 25, 2009
12 oz can. Deep orange in color with an off white thick head. Big floral hop aroma with hints of citrus, pine, and caramel. The flavor is pretty much the perfect balance of sweet malt and bitter hops. This beer is medium bodied and has an active carbonation and a soft mouth feel. I love to see great beers being canned, the portability of cans are great, especially in the summer. Overall this beer is about as good as a Pale Ale can get in my opinion,

4.1
zizzybalubba (1886) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2009
From a 12 oz. can at Coasters (but poured into a glass, of course). Dark orange pour with a thin white head. Aroma of pine, grass, and light pineapple. The aroma does fade quickly, however. Bitter, grapefruit hop aroma. It is still a pale ale and doesn’t pack the punch that I really like from an IPA. But as far as a pale ale goes they don’t get much better.


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