Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale

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Type: American Pale Ale
  • Brewed by: Oskar Blues Brewery
  • Availability: All
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  • Region Available: USA
  • Aroma: Hoppy
  • Aroma Description: Light
  • Serve at Temperature: Ice Cold
  • Container: Can
  • Website: www.oskarblues.com
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  • 06.50% 
  • 1160/3686 
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Dale's Pale Ale is our flagship beer and America's first hand-canned craft beer. It's an assertive but deftly balanced beer (somewhere between an American pale ale and an India Pale Ale) brewed with hefty amounts of European malts and American hops.

It features a merengue-like head, a copper color, and a hoppy nose, thanks to a big post-boil addition of Centennial hops. To complement its hoppy first impression, Dale's also sports a rich middle of malts and hops, and a bracing finish. Dale's is 6.5% alcohol by volume, and features 65 International Bittering Units.

We think of it as the perfect, everyday beer for hopheads like us. Dale's Pale Ale's rich flavor has helped us make many new fans, and its numerous honors have helped us kick huge holes in the misconceptions regarding cans.

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Reviews: 6

  • Sep 6, 2012
    TOXICRICK (1)Rank: Beer NoviceGroup: the drunkin clam
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    Best apa/ipa in a can.That is what my innkeeper told me when looking for something new, before I purchased it. Great right out of the cold can or poured into a frosty glass.
  • Mar 7, 2012
    garybrownnc (12)Rank: Beer Novice
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    First had this in 2011 while on a cross country Harley trip. Visited a good friend in Lyons, Co and we went to a local joint that served this - fell in love and now I can get it in in NC. You bet there is a 6 pack in the fridge at all times. Great beer to sit by the pool with. Wish it had a little more hop bite to it, but then again, that is a totally different beer....
  • May 10, 2011
    ABanerjee (29)Rank: Beer AficionadoGroup: Blueberry Lovers
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    I ordered this at a bar one day and came back to the table with my friends. The beer was still in a can and one of them exclaimed "YOU GOT PBR? WHAT!?"

    I shrugged, gave him a half smile and drank my beer with even more pleasure. He was completely confused by the situation, until I turned the label around.

    Dale's Pale Ale is the best beer in a can in my opinion. It was the pioneer in a revolution to have great canned craft beer - no longer do you have to drink an amazing pale ale in a bottle or pint glass - but you can sip it out of a bottle.

    My friend who I referenced above tried the beer and went "Whoa - that had some kick!" He wasn't expecting an ale that was full of hops from a can that "resemebled PBR".

    At the end of the day, if you enjoy pale ales this is a good beer to try. If you want to try one of the best canned beers around - you need to pick up a 6 pack.
  • Feb 22, 2011
    madcaddie_foley (37)Rank: Beer Novice
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    Non-hopheads be forewarned this might not be the Pale for you! For those of us made of sterner stuff, this is an amazing beer... AND IT COMES IN A CAN!

    The aroma is off the chart. It's a beautiful golden amber colour (that is if you decide to pour it out of the can!). It's definitely somewhere between an IPA and an American Pale, it's aggressive hoppiness gives it just a tad bit of a bitter aftertaste which isn't very "Pale" ale-ish. But I don't like to compare things to "what they should be" so all in all a great brew!

    *This is my first review any feedback would be great, Thanks!
  • May 8, 2010
    nuggytbok (19)Rank: Beer Novice
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    This pale ale walks right up to the edge of being too hoppy and looks over the cliff. Taste great in a can or out of the tap. It actually gets better as you drink it. My favorite pale ale.