Great flavor, but it’s simply too smooth to sip. If I was feeling particularly thirsty I might be able to chug a six-pack of these. Don’t mistake chuggability for lack of character, though, because this beer is bold and flavorful. The fact that it goes down so easy is a real testament to its quality.
How Much:  10
When it comes to value, this beer simply can’t be beat. I buy at least a dozen of these a week and my local store, Incredible Liquors, sells this for around $16 for a 12-box. Using the math I learned in 2nd grade, that’s $8 for a six-pack. I have yet to discover a beer at this price point that can compete with this beauty and that’s why it’s a staple in my fridge the entire year. It’s a great beer, one that I would gladly pay more for…just don’t tell Oskar Blues that.
It’s hoppy as all hell, but it’s as smooth as two marshmallows wrapped in silk and making love on a bed of velvet. It’s a fantastic beer and my favorite pale ale to date. Like I said, I always have a few of them in my fridge and they’re great to mix in between some bigger imperials. It’s a perfect beer for when you want to take a break from 9% DIPA’s without taking a break from bold flavors. Bitter and crisp with a creamy smooth finish. If you like pale ales, you’d be doing yourself a great disservice by not drinking one. Hell, if you like beer at all you better at least try it. Team Chug approved.
Oskar Blues distributes to around half the states and Dale’s Pale Ale is available the entire glorious year.
Overall Rating: 9.6
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