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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 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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3.4
Parrothead (294) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2007
Popped the top on the can [the CAN?] and the foam came over the sill like Iíd dropped it or something. Wha??? Pours a murky orange-amber with a huge off-white head. Lotsa hops in the nose. Hey......this is pretty good. No. This is very good. Very smooth and drinkable. Itís the packaging that fools you. Nice American Pale Ale.

3.8
anders37 (26156) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2007
Can. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Malty hoppy bitter grapefruit aroma. Sweet malty hoppy bitter flavor with some hints of grapefruit. Sweetish malty finish with s long bitter aftertaste.

3.7
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2007
pours a hazey amber, with nice off white head (normally i save this for the golf course and drink it out of the can, but for rating..) aroma is mildly malty and hint of citrus and fruit hop. i think there is a slight hint of can... mouthful is a fruity hop with some nutty flavor. has a smooth feel and goes down easy. i love having a great pale ale in a can for those times when bottles just wonít do...

3.8
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2007
12oz can. I was really surprised at how good this beer was. Granted, I didnít have any glasses, so I couldnít really rate its appearance properly. Plus the can is a little metallic-smelling. Anyway, the aroma was strong piney/nutty hops. Flavor was a very solid cascade hoppiness with just enough malt to carry the bitterness. Overall, a very solid beer.

4.1
KUEric (975) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2007
12 oz can. Delish! I havenít had a beer this tastey in a long time, and never in a can. Iíve heard its the best beer many on this site have had in a can, but this was magnificant. The appearance (large billowing, long-lasting head), aroma (cascade hops), flavors (some more cascade hops along with some sweet crystal malt flavors) are all fantastic. thoughouly enjoyed it.

3.9
jzzbassman (1615) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2007
A dark orange with a nice frothy head and aroma just bursting out of the can. Hop forward with a nice creamy palate, really well done.

3.7
Holdwine (1227) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2008 On draft at Maxís. What a great IPA. Pretty coppery pour. Citrus and piney hops to the nose with a good roasted malt touch. Just a pleasure to drink. Assertive hops that donít blow you away, and well-balanced maltiness that fits in perfectly.

3.1
TAR (2742) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Luminous coppery-peach. Thick, retentive white head clings to the glass as it slowly disperses. Decent aroma consists of piney and leafy hops and nuts smattered with buttery caramel. Adequate but fairly unclean with a hint of popcorn. Densely carbonated and fairly soft. Highly acidic and slightly fuzzy, though, which fatigues the palate after a few sips. Coarse leafy bitterness immediately grips the palate and is soon trailed by husky Crystal. Malt packs plenty of flavor but certainly lacks depth and thus fails to allay the leafy and lemon rind acidity which quickly becomes disharmonious. Dirty and unfocused hop character is solely bitter and little else. Pine and citrus rind bitterness steadily intensifies, rather than teasing you with some intermittent brightness here and there. Diacetyl, while subtle, compounds the lack of cleanness by lending a buttered popcorn effect which tarnishes things. Finishes heavily bitter and leafy, with a high concentration of oiliness, but the ample dose of Crystal malt does a sufficient job of providing heft and balance, albeit in a relatively unclean fashion. Serviceable, sure, but somewhat sloppy.

4.4
bbbrew (204) - Hawaii, USA - JUL 24, 2007
draft. great beer. nice blast of hop aroma balanced with a fair amount of malt with great finish. excellent beer.

3.8
PhillyBeer2112 (2817) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Finally found this, kinda funny buying a 6 pack of cans, its been more than 15 years since I did that, and it surely wasnít good. Just for kicks I popped the first one cold, in the can, with no intention of rating it. Actually its not so great in that form - the hops come across soapy and harsh. That is not factored into my rating. From a nonic at cellar temp: amber color, medium creamy beige head. Strong hoppy aroma, citric and sweaty. Flavor dominated by citric hop flavors, hints of bready malt. Strongly bitter finish. They call it a pale ale, but its definitely an IPA.


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