Craft Beer Review – Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale

Oskar Blues - Dale's Pale Ale

Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale:  Brewed in Colorado at strength of 6.5% with 65 IBU’s, this Pale Ale (really at 65 IBU I don’t know that it can claim to be a Pale Ale) came from a can and was enjoyed in a nonic 16oz glass at home.

Aroma and Appearance: It pours a slightly hazy copper with an inch of foam and some slow rising bubbles around the glass. The aroma is mild tropical fruit (pineapple and mango) with a bit of hay like malt.

Flavour: Lots of fruity sweet malt upfront, bready smooth caramel in the middle with a nice dry almost bitter sweet finish and hints of grassiness throughout.

Overall Impression: Approachable, delicious and a very interesting pale ale (or IPA)

Rating: I give it a 8/10 as in excellent, it has so many things that most pale ales miss which is a nice malt character balanced with the hops and a few surprises in there. It may be hopped like an IPA but it drinks like a pale ale.

Food Pairing: sharp american cheddar would be perfect.

Another highly rate pale ale, this one was great. Can this brewery do no wrong?

 

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