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RATINGS: 2702   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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3.8
zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2005
Pours deep amber, with a white head. Aromas are hops and malt. Flavors are malt, hops, caramel, and grapefruit.

3.8
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2005 Drank right from can. Actually a nice medium hop and malt aroma from the can-- no real traces of the aluminum smell and taste you get from standard cans. Medium body. Very fresh tasting! Nice hop burst followed by a rounded caramel malt and finishing somewhat sticky sweet, probably a result of the alcohol. Have also had on draft before ratebeer days, and this is a fine approximation. Tastes like a solid IPA. Fascinating. Red white and blue can, classic. Bravo.

3.8
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2005
Pours of the CAN a golden brown with nice tan head. Aroma nice and malty with some soft pineyness. Flavor is smooth and enjoyable with good malt to hops ratio. Best can of beer ive had in years. COOL.

3.8
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2005
12oz. can. Clear, dark golden color with a small white head. Really nice malty, caramel aroma with some hops and grapefruit. Flavor was similar to the aroma, but more hop dominance. Very drinkable. This was a real nice surprise, and will be my go to summertime beach/picnic beer.

4.1
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2006 No real notes on appearance or aroma, as I just have to drink this from the can. Full bodied brew that’s nicely hopped throughout, but light enough to ensure a good drinkability. Mild bitterness in the finish. Update: Draft at Oskar Blues: Pours a fiery amber with a small white head. Great hoppy aroma jumps out of the glass. A real solid caramel malt backbone supports the hops in the body. A real nice APA.

2.9
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 4, 2005
Thanks to my friend Jay for sending me this one. A microbrew in a can? That’s what this is. It pours a dark yellow w/ a thin white head. The flavor has some malty notes along with some citric hoppiness. I couldn’t detect much aroma. For something out of a can, it wasn’t too bad, but not great

3.6
BeerandBlues2 (14407) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Tap. Pours maple to amber with a creamy off-white head. Fruit hop fragrant aroma. Sweet fruit hop flavor with a caramel malt body. Medium bodied and warming.

4
DaSilky1 (2608) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2005
clear golden amber, frothy head. Beautiful aroma full of fruity, juicy hops and intriguing sweetness..caramelly malt with spicy-like hops..clean, super balanced and super flavorful with an underlying sweetness. Quite hoppy...grassy with caramelly and slightly fruity malt flavors...Quite a treat, freakin’ a man, if they had these cans available round these parts, I would surely make this my exclusive beach beer...In fact, i think its time to talk to some distributors.

3.7
BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2005 Canned!! Poured a golden copper with thick white head. Aroma was of grassy and citrussy hops and grainy/bready malt. Taste was similar with a very surprising hop profile. Fairly bitter with adequate hop flavor to complement the bitterness. The malt profile was full of grainy and cereal flavors which I felt went well with the hops. I believe I got a tad bit of tannin in the mouthfeel, but other than that, it was a pleasantly full bodied and smooth drinking PA. Maybe I’m being too generous to this beer, but a quality microbrew in a can is intriguing to me.

3.5
belgianhomebrew (645) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Slightly malty hop aroma. Hop flavor and malt balance start out slow and then hit you. Balanced very well throughout. A good session brew.


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