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RATINGS: 2761   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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3.7
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
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
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
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
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
DarkMagus (529) - 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!

3.5
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2009
UPDATED: APR 22, 2009 Pours a lacing off-white, almost beige, head with a golden amber body. Smells of citrus and spice hops with a mild sweetness. Tastes of spicy and citrus hops. Honey and bitter finish.

3.6
joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 12, 2009
Pours a reddish amber with a large light brown head with pretty good staying power. This beer really grew on me. The first can was OK, but by the end of the sixer I was in love. It has a faint sweet, hoppy aroma and a very bold, full body. Nectar like, with lower than usual carbonation for the style. The flavor is sweet caramel that gradually fades to tropical and citrus fruits, then turns grassy and bitter in the end. Very well balanced and unique. Reminds me a little of Three Floyds Alpha King.

3.7
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2009
Pours a clear copper color with a small white head that lasts, and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is sticky and sweet with floral, citrusy hops. Taste is some caramel and grapefruit. Very drinkable. Good beer, thought it could be hoppier.

3.5
BroSpud (2164) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 9, 2009
12oz can. Possibly one of the best beers I have tasted out of a can. It was a little on the sweet side for my tastes to rate it as high as everyone else here seems to be doing. Still very good. I look forward to using this as my beer of choice this summer at festivals that do not allow bottles.


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