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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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


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   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 (2274) - 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 (1171) - 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 (4579) - 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 (5104) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16932) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2008
Draught @ the brewpub. Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Has a malty hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty slightly hoppy flavor with some hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty hoooy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zombywoof (450) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Moderate aroma of citrus-more orange than grapefruit with a hint of piney hop. Medium bitterness with some resiny spruce hops. Good but nothing really special.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Bottle. Poured dark gold with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel and faint hop. Caramel malt flavour, with a hop bit and a light hop finish. Not all that fruity.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear dark gold with one finger white head. Nose is mostly caramel malt. Palate is sweet with caramel malts and a weird sour/bitter finish. No hops in this one. Medium mouth feel and nice lacing. Was expecting more hops. Not very good.


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