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Beer – #909 – Oskar Blues – Dale’s Pale Ale

Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale. Oskar Blues as far as I know haven’t been available in NZ, at least not in any great quantities. So when they’re here you have to get some, because it’s all about new beer, new brewers and having a bit of fun.

a rich middle

A 12Fl Oz or 355ml can that has beer of 6.5% ABV and 195 calories. In NZ that’s 1.82 standard drinks (in the us that’s 1.3)

Brewed by Oskar Blues Brewery this on the Style is of an: American Pale Ale and the are in LongmontColorado  USA

Brewed with hefty amounts of European malts and four kinds of American hops, it delivers a blast of hop aromas, a rich middle of malt and hops, and a thrilling finish. It weighs in at 6.5

Might change my name to Dale

Might change my name to Dale

% alcohol by volume.

Why squeeze such a big brew into a little can?

Because we think fun in the great outdoors calls for great beer. Our cans go where bottled beers can’t, where flavorless canned beers don’t belong. And no matter where you drink Dale’s Pale Ale, our can protect it from light and oxidation far better than bottles do.

Northern Brewer for bittering, Cascade and Columbus for flavor, and a big, post-boil addition of Centennial for aroma.

So, What could possibly go wrong?

Familiar burst of hoppiness when you snap that can open

oskar-blues-dales-pale-ale-copyA bright orange golden pour with a lovely orange tinged head, aroma bursting of malts.

Bitterness and then tastes of things like grapefruit, lemon or orange, and a long lingering dry finish.

It certainly carries a lot of large flavours in it, which is at both times refreshing and challenging, it’s not a beer to chug, you’re best off enjoying each little bit, and that’s not being polite or being overly respectful for a beer that is highly regarded by a lot of people, I just don’t think this is chugging beer.

The bitterness calms down, or you get used to it, and the softer sweeter parts of this become more assertive and enjoyable.

It’s a fine bit of beer, and a good starter setting up the next couple that I have.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 of its things from the thing. It starts out as a shouty bitter of a beer that calms down into a sweeter fuller more enjoyable thing.  Lots of flavours and points to keep you interested.

The double dip review

  • Where did I get it? The liquorland stores, the good ones,  have them.
  • Am I enjoying it? I am, it was enlightening.
  • Would I have another? I’ll see, I have a couple of others, otherwise yes.
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? Sure, this is another good American Pale ale, one that grabs your attention and keeps it there piece at a time, Nice looking and nice drinking.

Music for this:  ” The Drab Doo Riffs” and a things called ” Aquatic Ape Theory” Listen to most of the tracks here on Spotify 

Which I brought on a record store day a few years ago, and I’ve never played! Honest it’s still in its shrink-wrap( or was)

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The Drab Doo-Riffs were a surf punk, rock and roll and ‘spockabilly’ quintet from Auckland. Formed in 2007


American Pale Ales are light in color, ranging from golden to a light copper color. The style of this beer is defined by the American hops used. American hops typically have high bitterness and aroma.This is a perfect beer for big fare like grilled burgers or combination pizzas, as well as lighter fare like sushi and green salads


2 comments on “Beer – #909 – Oskar Blues – Dale’s Pale Ale

  1. kingmidget
    March 5, 2017

    I’d like a spot on our porch … or alternatively, come out my way. Have I mentioned that there are now about 70 craft brewers within about an hour of Sacramento? They are everywhere!

    Liked by 1 person

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