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Video Review of Dale’s Pale Ale

I’m still playing with the new video cam, and took the opportunity to try a Dale’s Pale Ale from the can for the first time.  Check out the review below, and thanks to 52 Brews for turning me on to this beer!

Have you tried this stuff?

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22 Comments on “Video Review of Dale’s Pale Ale”

  1. December 17, 2009 at 2:40 pm #

    It is awesome to hear the voice (one of them) behind the magic of beer and whiskey bros.

    Did you say 80’s? Were you doing some underage drinking or do you look younger than you are?

    Anyway, I haven’t tried this…we don’t get OC around here, but I’m going to look for it in KC next week.

    • Jim
      December 17, 2009 at 2:46 pm #

      My dad gave me a sip of his PBR when i was a kid and turned me off of beer for a good decade. Dale’s is a really good beer. The fact that it comes from a can is kind of amazing to me. I guess it doesn’t pay to be a bottle snob!

  2. December 17, 2009 at 6:21 pm #

    Cans really have an unfortunate stigma to them, but there are a lot of good reasons to put beer in cans – the best protection from light being one of them. Jim, good job on the video! I’ll have to check it out again later when I’m on a system w/ speakers. Without sound, you get kind of a mad scientist vibe from it!

    • Jim
      December 17, 2009 at 6:44 pm #

      I don’t know if it’s better with sound, Scott-how can you beat a mad scientist vibe?! Maybe I’ll need to back up future vids with written commentary as well for folks at work.

    • December 18, 2009 at 11:54 am #

      I agree that cans get a bad rap. To be honest, I never really understood why.

      • Jim
        December 18, 2009 at 12:03 pm #

        I haven’t ever had a good beer from a can before this. It’s either been forgettable macrobrews or bad cans that ruin the taste of what’s inside. Oskar Blues has opened my eyes!

  3. December 18, 2009 at 5:47 pm #

    I had some beer from 21st Amendment this past summer (Hell or High Watermelon) and so many things about the beer made my gut say “don’t buy it!”, (its in cans, its Watermelon…), but it was really quite good! I’ve heard lots of good stuff about Dale’s Pale Ale and its on my list. I think can technology has progressed quite a bit, but I think there is still a stigma. Kind of the opposite marketing-wise to a corked bottle, ‘eh Jim?

    • Jim
      December 18, 2009 at 6:05 pm #

      Ha ha! Exactly the opposite of the corked bottle, Scott. But you could make a marketing case for cans by positioning them as the thinking man’s/woman’s vessel of choice because they are better for the environment, easier to store and do the best job of protecting beer from light.

      So if corked beer is a Mercedes, good canned beer is a Subaru; efficient, practical and environmentally sound. Of course YMMV!

  4. December 18, 2009 at 6:29 pm #

    Love this company. I simply can’t say enough about their Old Chub and Ten Fidy. I think Dale’s is a good beer but their other stuff is simply wonderful.

    • Don
      December 18, 2009 at 6:35 pm #

      Mike I picked up a ten Fidy a couple weeks ago. I should post its review after the new year. Looking forward to it.

    • Jim
      December 18, 2009 at 6:42 pm #

      Well they’re on the radar now, that’s for sure. I hadn’t heard of Oskar Blues until I tried Dale’s. My eyes are open now!

  5. December 30, 2009 at 3:09 am #

    Hey Hey – Thanks for the shout out. Glad you liked it, and props for the PBR reference. I’m a big fan of the Pale Ale and the Ten Fidy, have yet to try their scotch ale (Old Chub) but have heard good things. You made a great point – maybe not the BEST p.a. out there, but still solid – and definitely the best one in a can! Perhaps Scott and I can agree to disagree on the 21A Watermelon beer, but the live free or die IPA was pretty good IMHO. Dig the video review – keep it up.

  6. June 16, 2010 at 7:52 pm #

    Well, I reviewed it as you know and found it to be a great beer! Thanks Jim for turning me on to it, and I suppose I owe 52Brews a thanks for turning you on to it! Just to keep everyone happy, I’ll even thank whoever turned 52Brews on to Dale’s Pale Ale, so Jim could get turned on and then finally me. Interpret that as you will. Oh, and here’s the shameless plug if anyone wants to compare notes!

    http://thebrewclub.com/2010/06/14/dales-pale-ale-a-beer-review/

  7. June 17, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    Indeed. Its a shame really. All that fresh air seems to impair Don’s judgment. Did I mention this is the link to my review of Dale’s Pale Ale? 🙂

    http://thebrewclub.com/2010/06/14/dales-pale-ale-a-beer-review/

    • Don
      June 17, 2010 at 10:42 am #

      I’ve had a bit of a cold lately, perhaps that is to blame. Imagine promoting my blog on my blog. Heresy!

      • June 17, 2010 at 11:25 am #

        Mmm…Heresy!

    • June 17, 2010 at 11:27 am #

      I’m tempted to add a link to this post right here to complete the circle of shameful self promotion. Did you enjoy this video review? Click here to load it again!

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