jhanske (18) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2007
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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 donít 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.
BuckeyeBoy (2878) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Ernest (6354) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cookie), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot, grapefruit, flowers), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Very straightforward and basic. A bit too sweet.
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked up a bottle of this at the bottle shop today in my, I want to buy stuff I havenít tried, trip.
Dark apricot color, tastes good. Has a nice bit little bit of hoppiness that gets caught up into the malty flavor.
A bit thicker than I expected. Itís a real pale ale boys and girls. Something to sit and enjoy, not to blast down cause ídamn itís hot outsideí. I am pleased with this beer, no off flavors or bitter astringency.
Nice almost fall afternoon beer for me, glad I finally picked it up.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear dark aroma, thin white head, sweet fruity apricot aroma, creamy body,light fruity flavor with lots of well balance hops, good rich carmel character, light bitterness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very drinkable. For fans of Pale Ale - I would think this would be quite excellent. Not overly hopped like most Pales are these days.
bgburdman9 (858) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a gold color with a very small white head. Aroma was of light hops and a medicinal astringency. Flavor was lightly bitter and nose had astringency to it. Not very good at all.
thedm (4972) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This draft brew from the brew pub poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were and left behind a transparent softly carbonated golden brown colored body and a fair lacing. The nice aroma was hoppy and malty. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of malt hops and mild caramel. Delicious and one with a fair amount of caramel malts that I would certainly buy again.
hayduke (3473) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz bottle that came from a six pack selling for $7.29 at Market of Choice in Ashland Oregon this poured a clear amber with nice medium white head and good lacing. Nose of citrus hops. Good clean mouthfeel. Flavor was of malts and hops in good proportion and balance. A very nice pale ale.
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, amber color with a medium white head. Good lacing. Pleasant hoppy aroma, maybe centennial hops. Nice mouthfeel. Flavor well-balanced with hops, malt, and a citrusy kick to it. Pretty good pale ale.