The Pale Ale pours a light amber color with a full, off-white head. The head slowly settles down into a nice film that leaves thick lacing on the glass.
Dale's aroma is nicely hoppy, with pine and lemon rind. There is a sweet, caramel scent underneath the herbal hops smells.
The ale is medium bodied and has a moderate level of carbonation. There is a slight astringency to the beer, likely due to the hops content. Dale's Pale Ale has an alcohol content of 6.5% ABV.
|Now that's one portable Pale Ale!|
Dale's Pale Ale is a bit hoppier than I would usually recommend for a hot day, camping, or as a "lawnmower" beer, but I really feel that it would be extremely refreshing in any of these situations. Dale's heartiness would make for a satisfying drink after hard work as well. I guess I can see why the can's labeling seems to hint at Dale's being taken hiking quite often.
Oskar Blues just recently became available here in Indiana. If all of their beers are this good or better, I can see drinking a lot of them in the future. I feel like Dale's is a bit hoppier than the normal Pale Ale, though that's perfectly fine with me. If you're not afraid of a Pale Ale with a bit more bite than normal, give Dale's a try!
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