RATINGS: 2674   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 canít, where flavorless canned beers donít belong. And no matter where you drink Daleís 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
quantumtigger (6) - USA - JAN 21, 2008 does not count
A splashy pour (my bad) from a can into a 0.4L New Belgium glass (a mix of a trappist and snifter glass). This produced a good inch and a half of puffy barely off white head made up of large 4 millimeter bubbles and micro-foam. After five minutes the head settled down to just under a quarter inch of bigger bubbles laced on top with sticky looking foam. The foam also laced the side of the glass as it receded with a similar sticky look. The color is a beautiful amber bronze almost spherical in emotion. Note that once the beer was almost all emptied from the glass the color became more flat and hazy; but still very appetizing. I also noticed that while the glass is almost empty swirling the contents pushes up uniform bubbles in clumps and they fall quickly back down the side of the glass.

The aroma first hits me as a rusty hop fragrance. The feeling of the aroma is very linear. With more sniffs it becomes light and sweet. Sticking my nose deeper into the glass gives the feeling of almost snuggling face first into a favorite afghan.

The palate hits me as a touch sharp. You can almost feel individual bubbles. Not anything like the expanding and popping bubbles of seltzer, but there nonetheless. Basically thin liquid feeling held up by the structure of smaller strong bubbles.

The flavor (once thought over) is a cacophony of interesting tugs in different directions. In the draw stage of the drink the flavor starts off smooth and muted. Once it hits the back top of the mouth the bitterness of the hop comes through strong. Once it starts itís way past the mouth into the throat a bit of the smoothness comes back. Once it has disappeared to the gullet a bitter unfriendly aftertaste literally hangs off the back top of my throat. Itís as if the giggling/trouble making ghost of the flavor has stripped itís costume and hangs on to my punching bag and swings around. Exhaling through the nose brings back that heady afghan scent. Almost a smoky mellow rust.

Overall I quite enjoy this beer; considering what it is. It is a great cheaper hoppy beer in a can. This, in my opinion, makes it a fantastic hot tub beer. No glass in the tub; but still some damn good beer. It is a good beer to have around for both friends who arenít into beer and those that are. The can gives a touch of that drunken-parking-lot-wrestling-before-the-game while the contents crack the ice for great beer conversation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (41423) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2008
12 fl oz can. Pours orange with a frothy tan head. Aroma is dough and fruity hops. Flavour is sweet caramel, mild liqourice like note and fruity hops. Lingering finish with a solid bitterness. Lovely, smooth and straight forward American Pale Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2008
The balance of this brew is its best quality. A fresh tasting northwestern hop profile is perfectly married with a rich caramel malt backbone in a highly drinkable, smooth PA that few can rival. There is not much that can be said about this beer, but it is certainly quality and a great session beer, not too mention a good intro to micros for your less educated buddies.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
georgehog (18) - Delaware, USA - JAN 16, 2008
Enjoyed on draft at the OB brewpub. This beer is great in the can, but that much better fresh on draft. Big citrusy, west coast hop aroma embodied in a golden orange brew topped with whipped white head. Perfect hop balance with malt backbone to boot. Clean finish with lingering hop perfection. Relatively high alcohol content for a Pale Ale is well masked by malt and hops. One of the best pales in the country.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tanker12 (173) - USA - JAN 14, 2008
This beer is becoming one of my favorite pale ales. The unique flavor is that of a traditional PA but with sweet under currents. Very well made and complex brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EKGoldings (644) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Solid pale ale, well balanced, great mix of malt backbone with hop bitterness and excellent aroma hop. Iíll be buying more soon..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
highibus (804) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Thick creamy white head on top of a nice amber color. Aroma is slight hops (might be a little cold) and a little malt. Flavor is nice and spicy hops and good malt backbone. Great version of a pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Can. Amber body, nice head, piney nose. Well-balanced malt and hops with citric (grapefruit) and piney notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Orange/amber color with a large tiny bubbled white head. Aroma bigs hops with lots of citrus and some herbs. Flavor is peppery and spicy but nicely balanced with caramel sweetness. Long sweet finish with lots of residual bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
malrubius (2655) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 4, 2008
12 ounce can in pint glass. Bright copper with lasting beige head and lace. Fresh hop, citrus and bread aroma. Exceptionally well balanced flavors of malt sweetness, mild fruitiness, hop bitterness, and, best of all, hop flavor. Medium body and carbo. Good enough to drink often and in large quantities. Excellent.

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