Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale

No aroma other than maybe an old nasty beer smell. Luckily after further sniffs, the clouds parted some and there was a hint of fresh hop sweetness. Flavor is a bit edgy with some hop sweetness overlayed with some harshness. Aftertaste is a bit harsh them fades off to a moderate hoppy maltiness. Not bad, but a bit too much harshness hiding here and there to make it too enjoyable. Says it was canned on 03/08/13, which makes it only 2.5 weeks old. Nothing about it tastes fresh, though.

After letting this warm slightly from the ice cold state, flavor actually mellowed a lot and new flavors came out with a nice maltiness. Bumped it up a half rating.

4 out of 5 Stars.

Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale