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Hales 30th Anniversary Double Pale Ale

Hales 30th Anniversary Double Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Celebrate thirty years of Hale’s Ales with this doubly good pale ale. This malt-forward pale is made from two-row, crystal, Vienna, wheat and aromatic malts, as well as a dose of oats. Bittered with Apollo, the finishing and flavoring hops include Centennial, Cascade, Chinook and Citra. Open-fermented and dry-hopped for that special Hale’s edge.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out floral notes, earthy notes, and some minty / licoricey notes. Flavour is very dry and hoppy (this may as well be called a IIPA), with piney hops, biscuity malt, and some sweetish cereal. Well-balanced, with a fairly dry mouthfeel. Not the most complex, but nice enough.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14790) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle from Haggen’s Grocery, Woodinville
Hazy amber color with medium sized head. The aroma is a bit milky; also a bit fruity. Good body strength; sweet caramel flavor with strong resiny hops, it also has some alcohol perception and some vegetables.
Not bad, but it has some off flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4018) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 13, 2014
22 ounce bottle thanks to GCurlow. Big orange pour. Malty for sure. Decent nose. Some sweetness and a light wheat finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (2752) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2014
16oz can pours out a orangeish amber topped with a sand head. Nose is pine citrus caramel sweetness and a nice malt. Taste is as the nose with a good hop mix nice malts and a good amount of sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
improvjock (323) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Tall can. Pours an opaque golden honey with light and soft off-white head. Aroma of biscuit-y malts and a complex mix of hops. Taste is overpowered by the hops and bitterness up front, but with a lingering sweetness in the back end. Pretty heavy mouth-feel, with a dry finish. Decent overall

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5727) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this can. Orange pour with a white head. The aroma has some very nice tropical fruit notes as well as some pine and biscuit malt. The flavor has some of the same notes. I get a ton of tropical fruit and orange citrus notes. The biscuit malt keeps the bitterness fairly low. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Really liked this one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5850) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Hazy amber color with ivory head. Pine, soap, stale bread aromas. Medium bodied with average co2. Hoppy floral, pine flavors with a light pale malt base___drying finish---

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hanuta06 (327) - Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Serving: from can--purchased at PCC. Aroma: moderate pine hop aroma. Appearance: large, rocky, off-white, initial head with very good lacing and mostly diminishing longevity. Cloudy, medium-orange body. Taste: moderately bitter, initial flavor and finish with short duration. Palate: medium body with watery texture and lively carbonation. Overall: very good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3681) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Draught. Pours a hazy darker amber color with a smallish off white head on it. Some EXTREMELY light citrus notes in the nose, though I had to warm it to even smell anything. Taste is a bit sweet up front, though it finishes a little bitter. Kinda unremarkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Draught @ Brouwer’s Café:   Deep amber, fiery, moderate to large foamy head, tannish, nice lacing.   Soft citrusy nose, a little mealy.   Soft citrus bitterness up front, followed by a grainy/mealy background.   Can’t tell this is 8% at all, which is nice, but its not a very bright beer.   As a double Pale Ale, its not all that bitter, nor hoppy.   Has a stronger malt bill, which is fine, but its a bit out of balance.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes very pedestrian like, pale hops, almost stale, with slight grainy/mealy maltiness.   Pretty boring overall.   I had my hopes up...



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