Oskar Blues says:
“America’s first hand-canned craft beer is a voluminously hopped mutha that delivers a hoppy nose, assertive-but-balanced flavors of pale malts and hops from start to finish.”
Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale
American Pale Ale, 6.5% ABV
Sayeth the Guys:
Ryan: I picked up one lonely can of this and a single can of Old Chub at a Woodman’s in Appleton, WI. Since those are the only two things I bought I am pretty sure the cashier thought I was going to drink both as soon as I got to the parking lot. Well, lady, sorry to disappoint you but I did not.
(Editors Note: We here at GDB do not, in any way, condone drinking and driving – just drinking and blogging).
I actually split this beer on the 4th of July with my father-in-law…named Dale. While he’s not a big pale ale guy, he could not pass up an opportunity to drink a beer that bares his name. I, on the other hand, am a big pale ale guy and was pretty fired up to get my hands on this.
Dale’s Pale Ale pours an orangish-copper in color with just a hint of lab coat white head (what, I wrote this in the waiting room of my Dr’s office). Loads of citrus in the nose of this beer; lemon zest, orange peel and grapefruit.
My nose does not deceive, at least according to my palate it does not. DPA starts off with a touch of malty sweetness before the hop bitterness comes barreling through. Citrus hops at first, which then fade to floral hops followed by a pinch of ground black pepper.
Overall, this is a killer APA from Oskar Blues. Very true to the style and very hoppy.