Beer 71 of winter – DPA

Oskar Blues DPA

Brewer: Oskar Blues       Craft: Dale’s Pale Ale       ABV: 6.5%

There are many varieties of pale ale.  I have found that they seem to be differentiated by what season you’re drinking in.  Well, since it is still winter, this pale ale is an excellent choice.

Pale ales always seem to have a crisp, bitter edge to them.  This craft is no different.  It has a solid hop bitterness that I get throughout the taste.  But what sets this craft in season is the solid malt backbone the accompanies the bitterness.  The two play well together.  And the malty character gives this pale ale a nice amber color, as opposed to some others that are more golden or yellow.

This feels like the perfect beer for drinking around a campfire with some friends.  And since winter is over in a couple days, (yes, I know it isn’t really, but I believe winter goes from the day after Thanksgiving until February 28), it is the perfect time to start thinking about what crafts you’re going to bring with you on your next trip.  I’d advise you add this one to the list.

Rating: buy a case

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