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?