This is the last of the beers that Oskar Blues provided for us to review but keep looking forward to the Ten FIDY review in the next few weeks. So far I’ve really enjoyed everything they’ve made. I had G’Knight (imperial red) a few months back and it’s still my favorite, then Deviant Dale’s India Pale Ale is next up, followed by Mama’s Little Yella Pils, and lastly Oskar Blues’ scotch ale Old Chub. I’m happy to be drinking this red, white, and blue can of Dale’s Pale Ale after having done my civic duty and voted. As always, on to the beer!
Brewery: Oskar Blues
Beer: Dale’s Pale Ale
Style: American Pale Ale
Alcohol by Volume: 6.5%
Holy crap this is a beautiful beer and an excellent pour, if I do say so myself. Great light brown color with a thick layer of nice tan head.
Fair amount of citrus and pine hop aroma backed by a slight malt body. Not an astounding smell, but a good one.
This taste is excellently delicious and balanced. More citrus and pine hop character and mild bitterness that is pretty sticky on the lips. As I said this is very balanced with a fair amount of caramel malt flavor.
It’s got a decent mouth feel with a nice medium body, the slight stickiness mentioned earlier, a bit of carbonation, and a very slight warmth from the alcohol.
Overall it’s a good beer, not a great or amazing beer. This is the least impressive beer I’ve had from them so far and I’m at a loss for why so many claim it to be such an amazing pale ale. Still though, it’s a good beer that is on the high side of heavy and I can see drinking it again for that reason.
FULL DISCLOSURE: This beer was sent to Josh for free by Oskar Blues, and Josh was kind enough to share. Thanks buddy! To our readers, and any breweries interested in sending me stuff, giving me free beer impacts the review in only 1 way. That way is that I WILL review the beer and I WILL write a blog post about it. Giving me free beer does not guarantee you a favorable review or that I will tell everyone to go buy it or anything like that.