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RATINGS: 2698   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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3.7
GarrettB (1691) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Dale’s Pale Ale has an air of backwoods drinkin’, but it ain’t no can of Bud or bottle of moonshine. This is a top shelf pale ale, and if it weren’t for the price tag, I’d be fooled. A deep orange and amber color, a thin fuzzy head and it has all the looks of a pale ale. What I don’t find is a grapefruity hop bomb. The aroma stresses the scent of grains, deep and pungent, with wheat favoritism and the classic smell of baguettes, oats and the general impression of a bread basket. Yes, the taste is bitter, but 1) the bitterness dissipates quickly after the first sip and 2) It’s not mouth puckering grapefruit. I LOATH that. Smooth, filling, roasted and bready flavors, with a subdued hoppy after-twang, this is a fantastic and very portable can of beer. Easy drinking.

3.9
scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2008
One of the nicest looking APA’s I’ve had a pillowy offwhite head that had awesome lacing and great staying power. Smell is resiny hops with a good citrus note and some ruby grapefruit also, with a little malt presence. Taste is very nice. Good sweet citrus taste with some grapefruit and a mice malts presence too it. A very good APA, I don’t after drinking a couple Oskar Blues out of can I am starting to really like the canning idea.

4
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Can and tap. As far as the so-called American Pale goes...heh, to me, THIS is a Pale! Not thinned out and watery like most, Dale’s brings a huge malt presence up front and then just pushes a slightly unbalanced (in a good way of course) flushes of bitter hops all over the palate. Perfect for camping as it’s not too heavy in ABV, and its compactable! This is one of my summer favorites!

3.8
Nihon (247) - Vernon, Connecticut, USA - JUL 12, 2008
Canned, nice pour copper/amber color. Very nice floral hoppy aroma. Taste is much better than I expected(don’t judge a book by it’s cover!), very hoppy, not too bitter, definite notes of citrus, almost grapefruit. Aftertaste was a little strong(which can be good or bad, depending on your perspective), but the can I had was pretty warm.

3.9
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2008
12 oz. can. Pours a golden-copper color with a two-finger creamy head. A lot of biscuit in the aroma punctuated with citrus and floral hops. Flavor has tangy hops up front followed by strong malt leading into a bitter hop finish. Very balanced. Mouthfeel is smooth but fairly heavy - possibly the only impediment for this being a stellar session beer. Now, if only Oskar Blues was to be had in Michigan...

4
SCBrew (31) - San Clemente, California, USA - JUL 9, 2008
What a great Pale Ale! Pours clear orangey-copper. Aroma is fruity with hops standing out. Easy drinking and great flavor

4.2
paytoplay (146) - , California, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Very impressed with this brew. On Tap at Hamiltons in SD CA. Nice smooth texture, has a weight to it. Smooth balanced finish. Very easy to drink. Minerals, and more malt than hop. Slightly hoppy nose. Subtle complexity. Really to eash to drink.

4
brokephibroke (316) - Mead, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2008
beautiful herbal tea orange pour loaded with tiny bubbles, small white head. Caramel and grapefruit aroma. Long lasting hoppy bitterness, a great beer. I love the can and will often crack one as I summit one of the local peaks - you should see the looks of envy on the faces of fellow hikers!

3.5
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 7, 2008
Took plenty of ribbing from my beer drinking compadres for drinking beer out of a can, but what a beer out of a can. Pours a nice orange color with a fairly small head. Aroma is big citrus hop smell with a little bit of piney hops. Malt backbone is fairly strong. Easy drinker and a nice pale ale.

3.8
hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2008
Pours hazy orange with a small head. Plenty of hops and sweetness in the aroma. Caramels and citrus hops on the tongue. Certainly not very bitter, but there’s a very nice balance of sweet and bitter to it. Took this with me for a weekend in Glacier. Certainly the perfect camping beer.


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