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Title: Dale's Pale Ale
Post by: bluesman on April 16, 2011, 01:21:04 AM
I just had one of Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale and have to say I was pleasantly suprised at the overall impression of this very fine ale.

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This beer hits you with a multi dimensional hop profile and a very supportive malt balance. The hops come through in the finish showing good freshness. I could have a few more but only bought one can. It was somewhat surprising to taste a fine ale coming out of a can but my hat's off to Oskar Blues.

I give it an overall score of 43 of 50.
Title: Re: Dale's Pale Ale
Post by: euge on April 16, 2011, 01:33:08 AM
+1 Wouldn't know how to score it but that is one badass ale. Price has gone up too. I aspire to brew something this good. Been drinking it for several years now. Sometimes it's a tad metallic but I attribute this to the hops.
Title: Re: Dale's Pale Ale
Post by: The Professor on April 16, 2011, 01:33:58 AM
a big +1...it's a damned fine brew with a beautiful balance.
Title: Re: Dale's Pale Ale
Post by: a10t2 on April 16, 2011, 02:35:02 AM
It was somewhat surprising to taste a fine ale coming out of a can

I've heard there are quite a few breweries putting decent beer in cans nowadays. ;)
Title: Re: Dale's Pale Ale
Post by: narvin on April 16, 2011, 02:50:55 AM
Gotta love the Dale's.  Take this on our tubing/camping trip every year in Harpers Ferry since it came out.  Definitely on the sweeter side, but I'd still never turn one down.