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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


2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jake65 (2742) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Bottle: Pours a muddy straw color with a thin head. Florals and light citrus abound with light caramel malts. Flavor is a bit on the watery side with light florals and some funky caramel sweetness. Has an odd sweetness and artificial honey sensation... Ehhh, what is going on here?

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (9257) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2009
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a hazy orange with an epically large head. Damn. Perpetual head retention... Good lacing. Aroma is caramel, citrus and leafy, vegetal hops. Taste is citrus hops and caramel. Medium bodied.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2009
12 oz bottle from Trader Joe’s up in Seattle. Pours a murky yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is grainy, malty, biscuity. Flavor is light with some earthy hops and maltiness and a low carbonated, thin mouthfeel. Subpar.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jigglyjock (163) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Dark orange body with a generous, lacing, lingering, off-white head. Aroma of apples and tannic malt husks. Tasks exactly like a pale ale I brewed. Their must be some crystal hops in there which lends a piney, tinny, tannic bitterness which is balanced well with a sweet candy bread maltiness and a appley esters from the yeast. Over all pretty ordinary pale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2009
1/14/09 From the bottle. Aroma is biscuity. Appearance is clear gold with a well maintained white head. Flavor is very earthy, with a light, sweet background. Mouthfeel is moderate bodied with a low carb texture. Overall, it’s just a bit harsh for a pale.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemike (2339) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Clear golden/amber with small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, light earthy, lighter floral. Taste is earthy, caramel, light peach. Finish is earthy with hint of peach. Medium/light body.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
19Ei8hty (1167) - Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2008
On-tap at Outback. Awfully deep amber with a clear body and soft white head. Nice grainy, pale malt backbone with a mild hop build.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Grizzle (80) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 29, 2008
Bottle->Pint glass. Pours a hazy sun-burnt orange, like a Texas fan too long in the sun. Not much head to speak, perhaps a 1/4 inch deep max. Faint aroma that desensitizes the nose quickly. Sweeter, malty smell, with a touch of butterscotch and salt. Perhaps some citrus, too. Flavor is slightly bitter, but not an overpowering hops presence, to be sure. Again, a salty or soy sauce quality, although not at all pronounced. Bitter through the finish. Overall, I could purchase again, and would pair it with a pork tenderloin from the grill, served with a mango salsa, to balance the bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4686) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 23, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2009 Not a lot of aroma. Orange in color. Looks okay. This has a nice hop flavor throughout. A little fruity. A quite bitter finish. I could drink a lot of this beer. Had a second time and wrote almost the same stuff.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5129) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 17, 2008
A very hazy deep amber body with an off white head. Grapefruit is strong in the initial nose. There is also some nice light straw smells behind the citrus. A very bitter initial orange peel taste is mixed with some grass. There is also a hint of light tobacco. I would like a little more malt to balance out the hops, this like trying to drink straight orange bitters. Bleh.


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