Oskar Blues Brewery
Dale’s Pale Ale (Review)


The Oskar Blues Brewery is located in Longmont, Colorado


Oskar Blues Brewery - Dale's Pale Ale

Oskar Blues Brewery – Dale’s Pale Ale

Oskar Blues Brewery - Dales Pale Ale

Oskar Blues Brewery – Dales Pale Ale

[quote]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. First canned in 2002, Dale’s Pale Ale is a hearty (6.5% and 65 IBUs), critically acclaimed trailblazer that has changed the way craft beer fiends perceive canned beer.[/quote]

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Brewery Dale’s Pale Ale has obviously been around a while and done some serious damage in the craft beer world including being the first canned craft beer and winning a shit ton of awards. Dale’s Pale Ale is my go-to beer for a party, etc… There is a solid chance you have had Dale’s Pale Ale yourself many times already and if you have not then YOU BETTA ASK SOMEBODY! (or you can just continue to read below.)


  • Top U.S. Pale Ale
    New York Times
  • Gold Medal – 2010
    World Beer Championships
  • World’s Best Canned Beer
    Details Magazine
  • Top Five American Pale Ales
    Ratebeer.com, 2005-2009
  • Gold Medal
    Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival
  • Top Colorado Export
    5280 Magazine

The Pour:

Pours a semi-hazy golden orange with an off-white, 2 finger head that skee-daddled fairly quickly. Some decent lacing. I generally just drink it out of the can but, for review purposes into the glass it went.

The Smell:

Nothing crazy but, a nice hit of citrus, lemon, orange and piney hops. Subtle malt sweetness at the tail end.

The Taste:

I like the pour and I like the smell but, in my world taste is king (as it should be because that only makes sense) and I really enjoy the taste of the Dale’s Pale Ale. There us a reason that this is my go-to beer and its because I really enjoy the taste and it is extremely drinkable. Very hoppy right out of the gate flavor that is almost sweet, which is what I’m all about when it comes to an IPA  but, there is for sure some malt to balance everything out. The finish however has that hoppy bitterness that comes out to play and have a field day with your taste buds and leaves a nice, long aftertaste.


Very smooth with some mild carbonation. Very Drinkable. Refreshing. Lovely. Delightful. You get the idea.

The Verdict:

You already know what I think. I enjoy it. I buy a lot of it. I suggest you do that same. Get out of here and go have a good weekend and do something crazy. Get arrested (just kidding.) If you really do get arrested though we would love to hear about it. Tell us what you think about Dale’s Pale Ale in the comments down below.


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