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RATINGS: 2745   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 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - NOV 3, 2009
This is a prety good, but rather thin, standard, grapefruity pale ale that does not do much for me. It’s pale amber with a medium ,off-white head that shrinks slowly to a foamy ring. The aroma is grapefruit, grape, and raisin, with hints of pine and bread crust. The taste is grapefruit up front with syrupy grape and grain. It’s light on flavour and complexity and is mostly sweet, along with some faint, thin fruit and a hint of piney-leafiness. It’s a bit too sweet up front while the finish is a little too bitter. Bitterness lingers too much afterwards. It’s fairly full-bodied in feel and has well-rounded range of elements while it’s not truly overly bitter but the elements aren’t well integrated or balanced. Ultimtately, it’s somewhat one-dimensional and bland.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
niquillis (2562) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2017
Can from Tesco Extra, Longton. Pours golden amber with an off white head. Chewy, well hopped and resinous. Well balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChadPolenz (1788) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2017
DOC: 5/10/2017

2015 BJCP Category: 18B American Pale Ale

AROMA: Strong IPA-level piney/floral hop aroma. Some fruit or berry notes. Firm malt presence creates for confectionery-like sweetness. Clean fermentation. No alcohol. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Deep amber/copper hue (too dark for style, though); mostly clear. Large white froth retains and laces extremely well. 2/3

FLAVOR: Hops dominate the presentation with piney/resiny flavor at beginning and end. Fruity/floral flavors are present at the apex. Malt base is noticeably sweet with a strong caramel/toffee taste throughout. Palette is big and robust in nearly every way - a little too flamboyant for the style, IMHO. 13/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium to medium-full body; moderate carbonation. Not quite crisp, not quite sticky; though the hops do linger and leave a dry piney aftertaste. Very efficient for 6.5% ABV. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Though a delectable brew, this is entirely too big to be considered an APA. If marketed as a AIPA it’d be nearly World Class. 6/10

TOTAL SCORE: 33/50

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (2026) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 21, 2017
Bue à la pression. APA très très bien faite. Blonde orangée, ronde, houblon/malt bien équilibrés, assez longue en bouche. Finale très agréable sur l’aromatique. Vraiment chouette.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_rookie (545) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 19, 2017
Pours a murky bronze color. About two fingers bone colored head. Okay retention, light lacing.

Aroma is malty, grapefruit, orange peel. Smells juicy and sweet. A touch dank, a touch of smoke.

Taste is malty, sweet. A little orange pith bitterness. There’s a touch of pine, grapefruit. Juicy.

Mouthfeel is medium body. A little slick. Good hop bitterness, lingering bitterness. Highly drinkable for a beer this high in ABV.

Overall, this is quite delicious. A great pale ale. I would buy this again, and I would recommend it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mister_Li (1289) - GERMANY - MAY 13, 2017
Klares, dunkles goldgelb mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, fruchtig, Grapefruit, Zitrusaromen, Orangen, leicht grasig, bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnarktor (138) - FRANCE - MAY 11, 2017
Aroma: resin, pine, grapefruit, citrus smell Appearance: can Taste: high bitterness, medium sweetness Palate: medium high carbonation, medium body, slick, strong grapefruit peel retro-olfaction, long bitter finish. Overall a pretty good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRenter76 (1002) - Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2017
Originally rated on 1/6/09. O.B. delivers another solid beer again. It pours a slightly hazy copper body, not much head or lace to speak of. Aromas of piney hops and some caramel notes as well. It goes down nice and smooth with a slightly bitter finish. Flavor of pine and some malts. I like that’s its in a can. Although its a pretty good beer, I was more impressed with Southern Star pine belt pale ale to this one, it comes in a 16 oz can, costs less and is a better beer. However this is truer to the APA style than the forementioned and it is still pretty darn good and i would buy it again.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jasonbenali (189) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2017
Lovely looking dark amber colour with medium carbonation, dense fluffy white head and good lacing. Aroma is equally promising. Caramel and bready malts, orange and pine hops. Taste has initial sweetness with a lovely long bitter finish with decent body and nice hint of booze. Beautifully balanced strong pale ale. May lack the hop impact of similar strength IPAs, but very hard to find fault with this. It’s a superb pale ale which as a bonus was amazing value from Tesco.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McWorta (1627) - LUXEMBOURG - MAY 9, 2017
Light amber colour with a light tan pillowy head. Aromas of bread, dark biscuit, hay, orange zest, hints of black pepper, herbal and flowery floral overall fruity notes. Fine carbonation, little sweetness with a pronounced bitterness - bit too much for a Pale Ale to my liking. Medium body, medium lasting dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (2555) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2017
On tap at Brody’s. Clear amber pour with a tan head. Notes of bitter orange zest, piney and citrus hops, light sugar. Crisp and refreshing.


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