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RATINGS: 2772   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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Benzai (15586) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2015
Pretty sure I’ve had this before but apparently never rated it. 33 cl can @ home. Clear rusty orange color, full sized white head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is lightly malts, nicely hoppy, nicely fruity. Taste malts, hops, malt bitter, bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Nice one!

3.5
Ferris (15265) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2013
UPDATED: APR 6, 2013 Draft - Grassy and grapefruit on the nose, warms to orange and pine. Clear orange with a thin head but crazy lacing. Bitter and resinous up front fading into a grapefruit sweetness and a clean finish. A sessionable APA that packs a punch. Can - Grassy and pine with a bit of malt making it better balanced. Flavor hasn’t changed too much, still a bit resinous and bitter up front. Surprisingly the can and draft are almost identical. My rating is still the same though.

3.6
bhensonb (15188) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Can from Wine Cellar. Resiny aromas. Clear amber color with a very impressive tan/beige head. Full bodied with very creamy carbonation. Flavor is more citrus grapefruit over evergreen, with a backdrop of roasted caramel. Still, this is all about the hop. It’s not balanced. It’s an IPA in disguise. Maybe an IIPA in disguise, based on the bitterness. Evergreen seems to return in the finish. Everyone should have one of these once in awhile just to get back to roots. Whoo. It’s not in the same class as the best, complex ales, but it is a winner in the APA class.

3.3
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2006
Can at Ølbutikken - thanks to Jeppe ?? Clear amber - white head. Nice hoppy, flowery, pine, grass, resin, light sweetness, bitter. Nice malty.

3.7
gunnfryd (14872) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2008
Can. Golden/orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is citrus, hop, flowers. Flavour is citrus, hop, flowers, malt. Bitter finish. Nicy hoppy beer.

2.8
Ratman197 (14826) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2008
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a hazy orange with a lingering ring of ivory foam. Aromas of carmel, earthiness and pine. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and light pine with a smooth dry lightly bitter finish.
Earlier Rating: 12/12/2006 Total Score: 3.1
Can poured a clear copper with a small disapating amber head. Aromas of grapefruit, carmel and pine. Palate was medium bodied and dry. Flavors of carmel, pine, grapefruit rind and a hint of earthiness with a lingering bitter finish.

3.4
DSG (14764) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 14, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 Re-rate 6/4/12: Can sample at beerandbeyond farewell tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Clear golden. Aroma of citric and resinous hops. Flavor has light graininess and assertive hoppy bitterness, kinda resinous. Medium-bodied. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4

(11/1/08) Draught at Father’s Office in Santa Monica. Slightly hazy amber color. Hoppy aroma with some flowers and some light toasty malt notes. Sweetish flavor with some malt and caramel. Continues bitter and hoppy with a bit of citrus and light spicy hops notes. Medium-bodied. Quite nice. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4

3.6
Scopey (14708) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2013
Can in Savannah. It pours clear amber with a medium white head. The nose is fresh pine, leaf, varnish, earth and caramel. The taste is pleasantly bitter, pine, leather, resin, earth, light spice and leaf with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Nice bitterness and good drinkability. Decent.

4
imdownthepub (14547) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2009
Tinned, Pasteurised, 355ml courtesy of Casey (Doppelganger). Gold to amber with white head. Simply surprising, a beer in a can that tastes this fresh, it cannot be, not when you have been brought up with the dross that is UK tinned beer. This is bright, freshly hoppy, grassy, orange citric and very pleasant. Dry and refreshing. Many thanks Casey for this and for showing me how a tinned beer could be.

4.1
djd07 (14471) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Can. Pours a clear copper color with a medium frothy off white head. The aroma is very hoppy and pine. Decent lacing on the glass. The taste is a also a strong hop and light malt finish. Just like the description big brew in a little can. A great American Pale Ale from Oskar Blues.


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