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RATINGS: 147   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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (4890) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2008
5oz Taster - Hales Ales Brewery - Seattle, WA
Aroma – Light malt aroma. No hops in the nose.
Appearance – Golden Yellow in color, Nice thin head and clear.
Flavor – Nice pale ale flavor. This was light and tasty. Malt flavored very little hops flavor.
Palate – Nice Mouthfeel, good crisp texture with a dry finish.
Overall – Nice easy Lawnmower beer. If it is hot outside this is the beer for the day. It will keep you refreshed and with out the oh so full feeling.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Very drinkable. Malt sweetness with hop aroma and hops in the taste. Definitely more hops than an english pale ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spikester (604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Cloudy amber bottle pour, thin white head, minimal lacings. Slighty sweet caramel aroma. Taste is full ale with bitter hops and sweet toasted malt. Not over the top flavors. Just a nice balance with a slight grapefruit bitterness. Good mouthfeel. Would be a good session APA. Well recommended.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2008
Draft at Hales Ales, Seattle, WA. Ivory head that was mostly lasting with a fair amount of lacing, transparent, very little carbonation observed, and an orange hue. Nose was malty, hoppy and fruity and carried over to the flavor. Smooth mouthfeel and light-medium body. Quaffable and very easy to drink. Nicely done.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2007
Bottle poured a deep caramel color with a big thick, creamy long lasting head. Aroma of wet dishrag and citrus. Flavor has a very metalic citrus taste with a metalic bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5122) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2007
I get the impression that this was pretty much the workhorse pale in the Seattle area. Whenever we went to eat at a place that wasn’t spefically beer-centric, I could always count on finding either this or Manny’s Pale Ale. At any rate, its a pretty good go-to beer, nicely hoppy and not to filling. I liked it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Dark gold with a nice velvetty head. Aroma is caramel maltiness with some funky hops. Flavor is initially a nice sweet caramel malt, toast, etc with light bittering hops in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2007
on tap-pours a thin white head that laces and gold color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel, hops. Taste is medium malt-caramel, hops-slight bitter. OK/mild carbonation.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jhanske (18) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Okay here is my 5 star rating, with one caveat. They made a limited release 20th Anniversary Pale that was without peer. By far the best ale Hales has ever produced. I want it all the time! It has come and gone but the memory of it lingers. I don’t know if they will ever recreate it but I sure wish they would. That said the Pale Ale is a great session beer that stands on its own.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BuckeyeBoy (2672) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2007
On tap at Hales Ales Seattle pours out a clear gold topped with a white head. Light malt along with some ligth hops. Hey it is a Pale Ale.


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