hoplover (166) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2008
THe best Pale ale Iíve ever had hands down!!!! Almost perfect in every catagory! My goodness! I love it! Love It! BeerBillyCLE (12) - Newbury, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Tastes like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (my previous favorite), but better! RickReallyBrew (95) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2013
I donít rate beers I donít love. So donít hold the high rating against me on this brew. I gravitate toward IPAs when taste testing due to their generous malt and hop components. This brew delivers the same olfactory satisfaction but comes in just short in magnitude of an IPA style Rating. In fact, I had always thought it was an IPA. To me it is kind of like a "light" heavyweight and I have actually come to prefer it. I may rate an IPA extremely high in taste testing brews, but nowadays prefer "drinking" something just a bit more moderate in magnitude. Many of my favorite IPAs are simply overpowering after the first pint and I often feel the need to drink ice water between swallows. For discerning Full Bodied Hoppy Craft Ale lovers, Daleís Pale Ale delivers. I hate to use the word drinkability, since that word has been associated with some rather shabby brews. If I feel rambunctious, I might order a Titan or Stone IPA or perhaps an Arrogant Bastard, when I can get my hands on one. But then if Daleís is available, I find my way back to it time and time again. It simply delivers excellent flavor and I feel less like I may need to be carried out at the end of the night. I am always impressed by this beer and feel comfortable having more than one and remember my name. Arnkncd (2) - - SEP 29, 2013 does not count
Golden and hazy in appearance. Refreshingly bitter and crisp. Distinct palette cleansing aftertaste. BrixandBrews (24) - West Richland, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2013
This beer makes me happy. When nothing else is sounding good, Daleís is my "go to" beer. Just superb craftsmanship, from top to bottom, this beer is firing on all cylinders. Whole palate saturation of flavors, with a finish that embarrasses most other pales.
Benfi (692) - DENMARK - DEC 21, 2013
Poured amber with n Decent off white head. Mild to good carbonation. Aroma of citrus hops a and hint of grapefruit. Tasted like it smelled. Roasted hops and bitter citrus grapefruit. Really nice aftertaste with quick sweetness prior to it being gone. MetalNHopHead (1886) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Itís hard to identify a Colorado beer thatís more iconic than Daleís Pale Ale. The beer inside that red, white, and blue can has been the recipient of a lot of praise over the years. And that praise is well deserved. This pale ale has a taste and smell that points to tropical fruits - bitter, sweet, and somewhere in between. These notoriously strong hops are mercifully tamed by the big malt character. In short, this brew is marked by its brilliant balance, smooth, refreshing mouthfeel, and huge, complex flavor. Itís a classic brew by veteran brewers and itís one of Coloradoís best to this day. mothergoose311 (27) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Copper color with white head. Nice hoppiness. Very nice citrus aroma. Very smooth and drinkable ale. grundsow (130) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Huuuge foamy head poured into glass. Odd experience drunk from a can, but a nice hoppy pale ale, just not the bitterness or intensity of an IPA. Good beer though. Sad24 (208) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
UPDATED: APR 6, 2015 At pivni in York, right up there with Odells. Expensive, but pay it. Hoppy, solid, perfect, truly awesome.