Hanuta06 (438) - Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: from tap at Vostok Dumpling House.
Aroma: heavy, floral hops.
Appearance: average-sized, creamy, off-white, initial head with very good lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Cloudy, dark-amber body.
Taste: lightly bitter initial flavor and moderately sour, grapefruit finish with average duration.
Palate: medium body with oily texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: excellent. Great aroma, interesting taste.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Attractive orange-apricot hue, slightly hazy clarity, lacy but very thin head. Aroma is also quite light and floral (wish it were a little more prominent). Hops come through immediately, while malt is less a taste presence than a body-enhancer. Finish is clean and medium-dry with slight citrusy quality that is most interesting, felt all the way to the back of the palate. This is a very refreshing brew...I wish it had a tad more malt flavor to accompany its nice mouthfeel, but it is still a very interesting offering. Re-Rate 6/29/02 This time head a bit rockier and longer-lasting, and the aroma a bit more prominent...other impressions hold as before...
WABeerFiend (380) - - JAN 16, 2015
1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
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.
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.
cblado (298) - Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden color. Pearly head, some lacing. Aroma is sweet, with hints of honey. Some malt, very little hop aroma. Palate is thin. Overall this is a very drinkable ale, but unremarkable.
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2003 Floral notes with citrus. Typical of Cascade hops and its northwest cousins. Prefect malt balance clean flavor some may miss the yeasty flavors that many other pale ales have but this is a favorite of mine
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft. nice rich aroma, good lace and head, nice clear copper color, smooth taste, crisp hop finish
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very drinkable. Malt sweetness with hop aroma and hops in the taste. Definitely more hops than an english pale ale.
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours between a golden and amber color, fruity hop aroma with a little sweet maltyness. Strange combo of spice and sweet malt and bitter hop finish.
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.
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aftertaste is not the best but very fruity flavor. Could use some more hops but another quality Hales Ale