Updated notes 05/28/22
Slightly redesigned can (pictured) from the original from 16 years ago, and most interesting to note that the hoppy nature of this American Pale Ale is now highlighted. It’s always been the case, and Dale’s has always been that beer (see below), but it’s of note that it’s now front and center in the advertising.
Still a lovely looking beer, and the depth and drinkability are still features. The hops are significant and sensible, and the malt backbone sufficient to hold it all together beautifully. This beer has combined simplicity and taste, and paradoxically enough complexity to show off all of it’s components. It’s the kind of beer that showcases great brewing.
Original notes 06/18/06
Took me a little while to get around to drinking and reviewing this, but delighted that I eventually did.
$2.50 a can (on special?), Taco Mac, Douglasville, GA, USA.
To me this drinks much more like an IPA than an APA. In fact it is just like a slighted reduced version of the Gordon. Cracking good orange body with excellent head, retention and lacing. A lovely thing to behold.
Hops all the way with a satisfying bite and mouthfeel. I prefer this to many unbalanced American IPA’s that I have come across, because the hops are still present in enough quantity to make you feel as if you are getting your fill, but the beer has a balance that makes it amazingly drinkable.