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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2674) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 16, 2004
Bottle Pours a medium copper color with a very little white head even after an agressive pour. Aroma is malty and of citrus, grapefruit maybe. Not much hops evident here. Flavor is not particularly complex, hops is pretty full up front, malts and then a wood or damp earth later on. Feel is a bit thin, and the trailer is a mellow hops reminder. This was served quite cold and it is a quite refreshing brew that is easy to drink.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (5480) - Utah, USA - FEB 14, 2015
12oz can picked up at Total Wine
Cloudy golden with a big off-white head, some lacing. Aroma is floral, dusty and herbal. Flavors are herbal, earthy and lemon peel
Ok but I wouldn’t have another one.

1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
WABeerFiend (274) - - JAN 16, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 05.09.14. A: Orange/red. No head or lacing. Chunks were floating in it. S: Biscuit, citrus. T: Burnt flavor, citrus, metal. M: Flat. O: I thought that this was a bad bottle because of the sediment, but it is bottle fermented according to the label. This is the second go around with this beer. The first one that I had was the same with chunks and all so maybe they have QC problems. Like the first time, this was also a drain pour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (2774) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2015
12oz bottle in Seattle. Solid nw-style pale, mild hops by today’s standard. But sweet and tasty

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beastiefan2k (2645) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2014
12oz bottle, not the ultra patriotic can. Medium head fades to a moderate lacing. Orange colored beer. Clear and filtered throughout. Its got too much caramel and too much American bitter hops, not my fav. Lots of dusty British malt as well. These are the exact Pale Ales I don’t like.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsnicholas (299) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle (12oz $1.30) Hazy golden brown with two finger head that fades. Smell citrus. Tastes bready with the hops kicking in little in the end with a slight metal taste,

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Travlr (14189) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Barely avoided being voted as a drainpour by five tasters at the brewpub in Seattle. Seemed to be artificially flavored. A keeper. Meaning, please keep it, do not serve it any more.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (7679) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2014
12oz bottle, purchased from Brennan’s in Madison during GTMW. Mostly hazy golden orange color. Fine particles suspended in the body hazing it up. Thin off-white head, leaving good thicker lace. Medium body. Kind of slick texture. Kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Kind of a bready malt flavor, lightly grainy. Lighter on the hop. Some light pine, herbal hop. Little bit of citrus. Moderate sweet taste, light bit of bitterness. OK, kind of sweeter malt-forward pale ale (who knows how old it is). Luckily it’s not a big caramely malt sweetness though, it’s solidly pale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (15436) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
Draught at Hales Ales Brewery and Pub, as Original Pale American Ale
Cloudy golden color. Very dry Ale, with light aroma, light caramel flavor, hints of lemon peel; fairly bitter but a bit metallic in the end.
Not exciting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9139) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
bottle at convention in seattle. some hoppiness. dry and some lace on fruity body. passable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3066) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle. Peachy orange hops and caramel malt aroma. Slightly hazed golden orange with a large off-white head. Orange peel and herbal hops, and biscuity caramel malt flavor. Medium body, moderate carbonation.


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