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
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.
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2000
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
More malty and full-bodied than most American Pale Alesís. Similar in quality to the Sierra Nevada, but with less hop. Extremely well balanced.
jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
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.
Brewsmith (148) - Torrance, California, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
rich42 (128) - USA - JUL 23, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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!