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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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, Haleís Pale Ale is flavorful and easy to drink.

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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - OCT 27, 2002
Cascade hops aroma. Nice malty flavors. This one never dissappoints.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2002
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 donít 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 Haleís 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 didnít all get laid off...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 24, 2002
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zoltanm (6) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2002 does not count

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2002
Aftertaste is not the best but very fruity flavor. Could use some more hops but another quality Hales Ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrew196 (1104) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2002
Most brewpubs Ive been to have their signature beer be something shitty like a íredí 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rich42 (128) - USA - JUL 23, 2002
Had this at Hales pub with lunch. Iím a regular there - but I hadnít gotten around to this one until today. Medium bodied, fairly pale, and lightly hopped. Nice subtle complex malt flavors. Has that trademark Hales slight-tang to it. A bit lighter than there other brews - very mellow, very easy drinking. As with all Hales Aleís - you definitely should have it on tap - they donít hold up well in the bottle. Very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2002
Attractive orange-apricot hue, slightly hazy clarity, lacy but very thin head. Aroma is also quite light and floral (wish it were a little more prominent). Hops come through immediately, while malt is less a taste presence than a body-enhancer. Finish is clean and medium-dry with slight citrusy quality that is most interesting, felt all the way to the back of the palate. This is a very refreshing brew...I wish it had a tad more malt flavor to accompany its nice mouthfeel, but it is still a very interesting offering. Re-Rate 6/29/02 This time head a bit rockier and longer-lasting, and the aroma a bit more prominent...other impressions hold as before...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2002
a standard. at best, NW pale ale, dark golden, maybe amber hue, malty character with a hoppy presence, good on hot day when very well chilled, not the best but have head worse!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2002
Have been waiting for this since day one on Ratebeer. It doesnít disappoint, althought itís a great example of how American Pales differ from English-style Pales. Hoppy nose, but not overly so. Strangely leaves the malt a bit, and acheives incredidible body without that malt balance. Very well done.

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