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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zombywoof (460) - Overland Park, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
troopie (2290) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sparky (2244) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - APR 16, 2008
Bottle. Pours a brightish golden yellow with a nice white head. Nose is malts and hops, overly malty for my tastes. Attack is hop flowers and sweet malt, a nice dry finish. clean and drinkable but there’s a lot better out there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (5324) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4730) - Fort Wayne, 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5856) - 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.

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