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Possessing a delicate balance of malt and hop flavors and embellished by the distinctive fruitiness of our special ale yeast, Haleís Pale Ale is flavorful and easy to drink.

Editorís note: also known as Original Pale American Ale, first brewed on July 4, 1983


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 27, 2007
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2002
Aftertaste is not the best but very fruity flavor. Could use some more hops but another quality Hales Ale

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2007
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2000
More malty and full-bodied than most American Pale Alesís. Similar in quality to the Sierra Nevada, but with less hop. Extremely well balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Dark orange body with a generous, lacing, lingering, off-white head. Aroma of apples and tannic malt husks. Tasks exactly like a pale ale I brewed. Their must be some crystal hops in there which lends a piney, tinny, tannic bitterness which is balanced well with a sweet candy bread maltiness and a appley esters from the yeast. Over all pretty ordinary pale.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Very drinkable. For fans of Pale Ale - I would think this would be quite excellent. Not overly hopped like most Pales are these days.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewsmith (148) - Torrance, California, USA - AUG 9, 2010
On tap at the brewery 8-4-10. Pours a hazy deep gold color with a big hop nose, typical pacific NW hops - citrusy, grapefruit. Clean malt profile with a big bitter backbone and big hop aroma. Lighter body makes the hops really stick out, maybe a little too much. Balanced definitely toward the bitter side. Dry finish without much sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2002
A slightly fruity and hoppy smell. Nice pale copper color. The flavor however, was not hoppy enough for me for a pale ale. However the beer was solid and well made. It was balanced and "hit the spot." Another quality beer by Hales.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rich42 (128) - USA - JUL 23, 2002
Had this at Hales pub with lunch. Iím a regular there - but I hadnít gotten around to this one until today. Medium bodied, fairly pale, and lightly hopped. Nice subtle complex malt flavors. Has that trademark Hales slight-tang to it. A bit lighter than there other brews - very mellow, very easy drinking. As with all Hales Aleís - you definitely should have it on tap - they donít hold up well in the bottle. Very good beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2002
a standard. at best, NW pale ale, dark golden, maybe amber hue, malty character with a hoppy presence, good on hot day when very well chilled, not the best but have head worse!


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