Where: Sun Up Brewing (Phoenix, AZ)
When: February 26, 2010
What-have-you: Dale’s Pale Ale has a red, white, and blue with stars motif going on with its can design, so it is fitting that I review this on Memorial Day. I crack open the can, and I can smell an initial recognizable hoppy aroma. This is nice. After a couple of sips, I am pretty sure this is the best beer I have ever had out of can. No wonder this beer is so popular.
Thinking back 10 years or so while I was still in college, my friends and I would drink beers like Milwaukee’s Best Ice and Icehouse and Bud Ice. Why? Because they had higher alcohol contents, but wow, they really tasted bad. So, when I drink Dale’s Pale Ale today, I am thinking this is pretty awesome. It is a rock solid pale ale. It is hoppy enough that someone might mistake it for an IPA, too, which is nice. On a hot day, this beer is conveniently packaged in cans, delicious to taste and the 6.5% abv packs just enough of a kick that I am feeling better quicker, but its not going overboard. Here’s to America, the red, white and blue, and Dale’s Pale Ale. Pass me another can, please.
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