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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Possessing a delicate balance of malt and hop flavors and embellished by the distinctive fruitiness of our special ale yeast, Hale’s Pale Ale is flavorful and easy to drink.

Editor’s note: also known as Original Pale American Ale, first brewed on July 4, 1983

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
benpickens (483) - Camarillo, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
Pours with a small white frothy head. Very aromatic with biscuity, flowerlike, aromas. The hops dominates the malt and there is a very bitter hops finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
calivania (62) - USA - JUL 23, 2006
A very nice APA that will fit the job perfectly on those days you are looking for the style-- which I think has the teeth to stand up to heat with out being overwhelmingly bitter. I cannot deny what the others say about the rather thin mouth feel but the show here is the strength of the yeast and the way it plays with the malt in your mouth. The hops show up at the end just to break up the fight. Good show.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldMrCrow (2405) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2006
On tap at the brewery. <!-- p --> Another snoozer from Hales. Pours a warm amber, some hints of c-hops in the aroma, and again faint hop notes, somewhat sour and grainy, in the flavor. Overall, this relatively mild for a West Coast APA, and not particularly good. I don’t see the point.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - APR 7, 2006
For a pale ale, this was rather weak BUT still not bad. I was expecting some hoppyness in the nose, but it fell a bit short. Apperance was a nice light amber color. Decent palate with malty, caramel notes, a bit sweet and light in the hop department. Surely a drinkable beer, but since there are SO many better Pale Ale’s available, I doubt this will get a second notice unless it’s really inexpensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2006
12oz bottle. Poured a deep and slightly hazy orange color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus, some orange peel and a little doughy and earthy. Tastes of caramel, citrus, oranges and light grapefruit. Body a tad on the thin side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 25, 2006
12oz. bottle. Deep gold color with a tall rocky head. Sweet malt and tinges of grassy metallic hops in the aroma. Caramel, other muted malt flavors overwhelmed by a citric, metallic Cascade family type hop flavors. Astringency and residual bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is light, fairly smooth but builds to a heavy dryness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2005
Pours a nice amber color. Aromas of caramel, malts, and a touch of hops. Flavor is malty with a nice hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Nice dark amber color,medium sized off white head that has a short life and fades to leave little behind.The aroma was malty and hoppy with a bit of a fruity side coming through.The flavor was fairly decent,malty upfront with a decent citrus side coming through as it warms up and the hops showing up in the middle and end.Over all it’s particularly well balanced but still manages to be kind of pleasant in a way,and might be worth a second go around just to see if it holds up or more flavors reveal them self.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Inflorescent nose with some doughy citrus; malty front end with some phenol notes, fruity and hoppy finish, somewhat harsh; slightly astringent and tangy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2005
Sweet strawberries in the aroma. Orange amber in color with a quickly dissipating white head. Lemon zesty hoppiness balanced with some biscuity malt, slight toffee, and some melons and berries. Sort of bland mouthfeel and a slight lingering bitterness. A competent beer, but not outstanding. Praise, of course, to André.

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