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Dale's Pale Ale

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Dale's Pale Ale, one of our Top Summer Beers


Dale's Pale Ale

Oscar Blues Brewery in Lyons, Colorado, was one of the first American craft breweries to package in cans. In 2002, the craft beer 'canning' pioneer introduced its flagship Dale's Pale Ale. This Rocky Mountain pale ale is setting the standard for quality canned beer and has helped convince many beer aficionados that great beer can come with a pop top. This hearty brew is copper-hued, has a rich aroma and logs in at 6.5 per cent ABV. While definitely hoppy, it's not overly bitter (for those keeping score, it weighs in at a respectable 65 International Bittering Units) and the citrusy hop flavor is backed up with a good dose of malt, resulting in a well-balanced beer.

Price: $1.50 (12 oz.)

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