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RATINGS: 2656   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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3.1
TAR (2776) - 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 (2861) - 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 wasn’t 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.

4
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Rated 7/18/07. Ohhhh yeahhhh, this is right up my alley. Beautiful cloudy orange-gold color. Small white head that leaves a decent lacing. Aroma is a nice caramel malt with excellent piney and citrus hops. Awesome flavor. Nice and malty with a great piney hop kick. Very well balanced. Just a smooth, creamy, malty, hoppy session beer that is an outstanding value. Without a doubt, this is the frontrunner to be my tailgate beer of choice for the 2007 UCF football season. I could drink these all day.....and I will!

3.8
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 16, 2007
12oz can. Pours a murky orangish-brown color; gorgeous, fluffy, light-tan head with great retention and glass-coating lacing. Pleasant mix of piney and citrus hops in the aroma; candy sugar and maple syrup maltiness. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: lively carbonation and citrus hops at the tip of the tongue; chewy and resiny hop presence throughout, with just enough earthy maltiness to balance things out; still, definitely a hop-forward IPA with a great citrus and pine character. Lengthy, drying citrus and candy sugar finish. Kudos to the can.

3.7
Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2007
Can at The Rover in Göteborg. Red-golden with a nice, creamy head. The aroma is nice and hoppy with notes of fruit and citrus. The flavour has a nice caramel base, notes of fruit, oranges and grapefruit and a hint of honey. Harmonic and nice. 2378

3.8
Fin (10608) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2007
Thanks to Casey for this can Poured light amber with a wispy white head, hops were very evident on the nose and what a great hoppy bite ’Hoptastic’!, this really suprised me and was one lovely beer, I can’t remember the last time I had beer out of a can, great beer only one think I think I could criticise this for was that it was maybe a little sweet although the hoppiness and bitterness did it’s best to push the sweet maltyness to one side. Cheers Casey

3.8
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - JUL 13, 2007
pours slightly hazy amber with solid sticky head. aroma citrus (some pine) and crystal malt. taste is bitter citrus and crystal sweetness. solid bitterness in the finish. good ipa.

3.6
JoeinDahlem (1557) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 12, 2007
Lovely can. Thanks to Turdferguson for this one. I am living here in beer paradise, and for that I am thankful, but I do miss the hoppy kick of many great American beers. And I just love the can thing--I’m a native Missouri boy who likes him some float trips from time to time. Great beer in a can is such a gorgeous idea. Dale’s pours a translucent dark amber with a thin, lasting layer of off-white froth. Smells very bitter and a little grassy. Very rugged hoppy flavor, not a drop of sweetness anywhere, with a dry finish and a long and bitter aftertaste. Ice these babies down and load up the canoe.

4.2
robinvboyer (4698) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2007 really nice amber color. Nice white head, that seems to last a bit, good lacing on the glass........aroma is a wonderful balance of malt and hops. The flavour is awesome! Such a big bang of hops, hops and more hops. really nice, and the finish isnt that bitter at all. wow, if i could get this all the time, it would easily be my daily drinker! So smooth, and loaded with flavour, GREAT IPA.


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