jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A dark golden color with an off-white head. The nose is fruity and hoppy. It's smooth on the palate and easy to drink with a touch of malt at the finish.
Verne (261) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2003 Floral notes with citrus. Typical of Cascade hops and its northwest cousins. Prefect malt balance clean flavor some may miss the yeasty flavors that many other pale ales have but this is a favorite of mine
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity malt nose. The Hales signature fruity yeast make itself known in the flavor. Medium hop ending.
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A slightly fruity and hoppy smell. Nice pale copper color. The flavor however, was not hoppy enough for me for a pale ale. However the beer was solid and well made. It was balanced and "hit the spot." Another quality beer by Hales.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - OCT 27, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cascade hops aroma. Nice malty flavors. This one never dissappoints.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
When I was a younger man, I worked as a new construction plumber in Seattle. If anyone has worked construction during a Seattle winter, you know what it is like. Constantly being wet and muddy, working in the rain and standing/laying in flooded basements to do your work. But every Friday we would go to a restaurant (I forget the name), it was one of those yuppie places that has a lot of beers and if you drink all of them you get on a plaque and get a shirt etc. Which I don’t put down, but I know how others feel about these places. Anyway, ten or fifteen of us would go in, and everyone would buy a round, so you can picture the scene after a while (my wife hated this). They had Hale’s Ales there, and I always looked forward to this one, fresh on tap. What a way to end the week. BTW - I would have gotten the shirt and been on the plaque if we didn’t all get laid off...
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 24, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lt brown color, medium head. Lightly hopped, medium malts. Nice smooth malt flavor, some hoppyness, and some malt sweetness. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is malty, no bitterness.
Zoltanm (6) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2002 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aftertaste is not the best but very fruity flavor. Could use some more hops but another quality Hales Ale
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Most brewpubs Ive been to have their signature beer be something shitty like a ’red’ ale or a pilsener. It is good to see something worth a damn be a pubs most popular. Everyone around me was drinking it. Light golden color, sweet maltiness balanced the flat, bitter finish.....yum