Vegas day #2. Guest review #2. Dale joins us today. Dale is from Florida and when asked to talk a little about himself stated:
“I got my start drinking craft beer in 2007 when I decided to drink a Dead Guy Ale at Mellow Mushroom. I have to admit that I ordered the beer because I thought it was a cool name. Well, it got me hooked. I followed it up with a Turbo Dog and a Blue Fin Stout. A few days later I bought a Sweaty Betty and a Dale’s Pale Ale. I figured if a beer had my name on it, I just had to try it. I still like Dead Guy quite a bit, and Dale’s Pale Ale is one of my regular brews.”
Dale has since been drinking hundreds of different craft beers and keeping track of them. He even keeps a list of all the beers he has tried! Interested in getting in contact with Dale? Check him out on twitter.
I poured my bottle of Ranger into my trusty pint glass. It pours a medium gold color with some fizzy carbonation and about a finger of foamy white head. The head lasted all the way to the end of the drink and provided some nice lacing. After pouring the beer, I took a big sniff and got citrus hops but with a malty cake scent. I take a drink and the first contact with my tongue is all hops! Piney, citrus fruits and some nice bitterness. As I continue to drink the malts kick and provide some nice balance to this beer.
This is a well balanced and tasty brew, a nice representative of the style. It does not overpower you with hops bitterness, it has nice malt balance and very drinkable. This would be a good IPA to suggest to someone who is just getting into craft beer and is not a “hop head”.