Review: Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale

In Beer Reviews by Ryan

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.

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(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.

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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.

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Equal parts beer nerd and policy geek, Ryan is now the curator of the Guys Drinking Beer cellar. The skills he once used to dig through the annals of state government as a political reporter are now put to use offering unique takes on barrel-aged stouts, years-old barleywines and 10 + year verticals.

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