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Oskar Blues Brewery Dale's Pale Ale
84 out of 100
Oskar Blues Brewery Dale

Style: American Pale Ale

ABV: 6.5 IBU: 65

84
Aroma: 10
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 16
Mouthfeel: 4

Oskar Blues Brewery Dale's Pale Ale

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What the brewers say

“This voluminously hopped ‘mutha’ delivers a hoppy nose and assertive-but-balanced flavors of pale malts and citrusy floral hops from start to finish.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Nice hops character and citrus sweetness with muted piney, earthy, and floral hops notes with just a touch of malt sweetness in support.”

Flavor: “Sweet clean hops citrus character with juicy grapefruit and orange complexities, though everything is a bit restrained. Sweet, nutty, and slightly fruity hops flavor balanced with pine and a higher bitterness that helps to mitigate the sweetness.”

Overall: “This beer was crafted well but the hops character is somewhat muted and a bit too one-note. It’s an okay beer, though muted or a bit muddy, and more malty than some. A tasty APA with a nice hops flavor and supportive base beer and malt sweetness. A bit lacking in complexity but still very tasty.”

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