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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7293) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle. Orange malt and orange peel aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange malt and mild orange peel flavor. Pretty good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prufrockstar (797) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours golden, light amber with rocky white head, good lacing. Aroma: grass, cotton candy, light caramel. Taste: surprisingly bitter, slight sweetness, a little spicy citrus. Palate: Light body, thin texture, average carbonation, lasting bitter, somewhat astringent finish.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Smurf2055 (1394) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Pours bright golden finger white head. Smell grapefruit and a bit of tropical fruit. Taste hoppy floral and a citrusy grassy taste, bit of grain. Bit watery, lighter bodied. Ok

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackisle (585) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2013
USA trip 2010, Seattle, bottle. Light fruity aroma, some corn, grass, floral hops, citrus, hazy to cloudy golden, nice creamy off-white head, stays a while, some lacing, nice combination of light bittersweet and light fruity sourness, light to medium body, creamy texture, taste continues in the finish maybe a bit more on the dry (bitter) side, very mild beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hanuta06 (318) - Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Serving: from tap at Vostok Dumpling House. Aroma: heavy, floral hops. Appearance: average-sized, creamy, off-white, initial head with very good lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Cloudy, dark-amber body. Taste: lightly bitter initial flavor and moderately sour, grapefruit finish with average duration. Palate: medium body with oily texture and soft carbonation. Overall: excellent. Great aroma, interesting taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4409) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
12 oz can. Poured a clear yellow color, small white head. Aroma is a light hop and malt. Flavor is light hop, sweetness. This was a nice sweet, refreshing beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4039) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 30, 2012
355ml bottle pours a slightly hazy golden color with a finger of white head that leaves some thin spotty lacing. Aroma is light fruits, light malts and mild hops. Taste is light fruits with some underlying malt sweetness and a mild citrus and grass hop bitterness. A decent and drinkable pale ale, but there are certainly better ones out there.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cblado (232) - Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden color. Pearly head, some lacing. Aroma is sweet, with hints of honey. Some malt, very little hop aroma. Palate is thin. Overall this is a very drinkable ale, but unremarkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2012
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is smooth citrusy and light peachy. Bitter, smooth fruity and crisp hoppy peachy. Bitter and lasting lingering fruity finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6059) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2011
12 oz. Well, a 12-oz bottle right now, but probably a couple dozen other times in the last 20 years, too. Why I’ve not rated this heretofore is a bit of a mystery to me. But here we go. Pours a hazy burnished dark gold with a thin little splotchy film of suds on top. Intermittent drippy lace. Mild grassy corn nutty nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Caramel, nuts, and grass on the mid palate. Very mild and easy drinking APA...probably not hoppy enough to really be an APA, but that’s alright. Good little beer.


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