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Dale’s Pale Ale
Dale’s Pale Ale is our defiant, proud, voluminously hopped mutha of a pale ale. If you’re looking for a fistful of flavor, look no further than this hopped-up trail ride. It delivers a hoppy nose and assertive-but-balanced flavors of pale malts and citrusy floral hops from the first sip to the final swig (6.5 % ABV and 65 IBUs) Dale’s Pale Ale is the beer that started it all. Oskar Blues launched our canning ops in 2002, brewing and hand-canning Dale’s Pale Ale in our funky Lyons, coloRADo, brewpub. America’s first craft-canned mountain pale ale is a hearty, critically acclaimed trailblazer that changed the way beer fiends perceive craft beer. Dale’s is The Original Craft Beer in a Can. Hands down. Bottoms up.
A note on IBUs from the nerds in the lab
Bitterness quantification is a vital part of the QC program at Oskar Blues, but the traditional IBU metric tells an incomplete tale. The IBU test measures the total amount of multiple chemical compounds that cause a beer to taste bitter. However, it cannot differentiate between those compounds, which occur in varying amounts and are all perceived with varying levels of bitterness intensity and duration. Increased dry hopping levels, in particular, cause dramatic shifts in perceived bitterness without changing the IBU result by much, if any. For example, Dale’s Pale Ale and the Can-O-Bliss IPA series have nearly the same IBU measurement, but Can-O-Bliss uses nearly three times the amount of hops and presents a much lower perceived bitterness.