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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 17, 2008
A very hazy deep amber body with an off white head. Grapefruit is strong in the initial nose. There is also some nice light straw smells behind the citrus. A very bitter initial orange peel taste is mixed with some grass. There is also a hint of light tobacco. I would like a little more malt to balance out the hops, this like trying to drink straight orange bitters. Bleh.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Grizzle (80) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 29, 2008
Bottle->Pint glass. Pours a hazy sun-burnt orange, like a Texas fan too long in the sun. Not much head to speak, perhaps a 1/4 inch deep max. Faint aroma that desensitizes the nose quickly. Sweeter, malty smell, with a touch of butterscotch and salt. Perhaps some citrus, too. Flavor is slightly bitter, but not an overpowering hops presence, to be sure. Again, a salty or soy sauce quality, although not at all pronounced. Bitter through the finish. Overall, I could purchase again, and would pair it with a pork tenderloin from the grill, served with a mango salsa, to balance the bitter.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (6472) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 23, 2004
on tap at hales. a pretty bland apa, sweet pine aroma, soft and not particularly bitter

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jake65 (2611) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Bottle: Pours a muddy straw color with a thin head. Florals and light citrus abound with light caramel malts. Flavor is a bit on the watery side with light florals and some funky caramel sweetness. Has an odd sweetness and artificial honey sensation... Ehhh, what is going on here?

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HonkeyBra (3344) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Yeah, i’d never heard of this brewery before until someone gave me a free 12ozer. Smells like a normal pale ale. Fruity, some caramel malt, just enough hops. Flavor is unsurprising. Malty, hoppy, fruity. Not offensive but not great. Actually, scores out to be about average.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Pours bright golden finger white head. Smell grapefruit and a bit of tropical fruit. Taste hoppy floral and a citrusy grassy taste, bit of grain. Bit watery, lighter bodied. Ok

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AmEricanbrew (5798) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 12, 2014
12oz can. Clear amber color with ivory head. Polycarbonate, astringent tea leaf aromas. Medium bodied with average co2. Pale malt, polycarbonate, mild floral, bready yeasty flavors____less than good

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Bottle: Pours orange with a white head. Aroma, citrus, caramel, some vegetal notes. Flavor, thin pale malts, some citrus, a strange astringency, some floral notes. But it just seemed thin on the body.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
benpickens (403) - Camarillo, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
Pours with a small white frothy head. Very aromatic with biscuity, flowerlike, aromas. The hops dominates the malt and there is a very bitter hops finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ratman197 (9686) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2006
Bottle poured a hazy copper with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, light carmel and some fruitiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, bread and a bit o0f fruitiness with a lingering unpleasent bitterness creeping in on the aftertaste. Save your money.


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