Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Day 64 (9/26/2011): Dale's Pale Ale by Oskar Blues Grill & Brewery
Old beer strikes again! In my haste to grab stuff to sip on during my week on the beach, I missed the date printed on these Dale's Pale Ales and grabbed a three month old six pack. Oh well, chalk it up to inattention and a store not moving product quickly. I'm not going to give it a grade since it's no fault of the brewery that this probably doesn't taste as good aged as fresh. As for the smell and taste, it was a typical American pale ale, but without most of the hops. Not terrible, but certainly not very good. I've heard good things about this beer, though, so I'll have to keep my eyes open for it in the future and try to grab some fresh cans.
P.S. Even old beer serves a purpose, though: it worked just fine in a shrimp boil we made last night!
Style: American pale ale
Beer Advocate: B+/B