Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale Taste Test

Hello again! Kevin here with another Beer Diary taste. Last night I was drinking Balashi, Aruba’s national beer but before we left on vacation I picked out and drank a popular and widely available (including our regular grocery in San Angelo, TX)  brew from Oskar Blues Brewery in Colorado to share. Did I mention The Great American Brew Festival that took place in Denver last October? We were there and it was awesome. Oskar’s was there too.

Let’s have a look:

Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale Taste Test

The Brewery: Oskar Blues Brewery Lyons Colorado

The Beer: Dale’s Pale Ale

Color: Reddish orange

Head: Excellent head retention with good lacing

Let’s have a taste:

Aroma: Seriously hoppy/piney nose with malt trying to fight it’s way to your olfactory receptors. Awesome!

Flavor: Following the nose, your palette is inundated with hop flavor and bitterness with the sweet malt trying to cut through. GOOD LUCK!

Alcohol: 6.5% by Volume

Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale Taste Test

I finished this brew (and the review) while supping on homemade chicken and rice stew. The Dale’s and the scratch proved to be a great pair.

In the brewery’s own words: “A Huge Voluminously Hopped Mutha of a Pale Ale”.  If you’re a hop-hound, (you probably already know about this one) you’ll love it. Don’t let the can scare you, it’s more easily recycled and doesn’t affect the flavor. In fact, Oskar Blues has the distinction of being the first craft brewery to can their beer. Now, over 150 craft breweries are following suit.

Up next: Dale’s Big Brother…Deviant Dale’s.

Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale Taste Test

Click to Enlarge: Info graphic courtesy of Oskar Blues


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