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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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 (5098) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (6309) - 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 (2594) - 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 (3280) - 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 (5657) - 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
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 14, 2004
(12 oz bottle) Well, this is a pretty disappointing beer across the board. This has one of those floral, but sugary sweet aromas, with maybe a bit of honey in there, that screams cheapness to me. Tasting the beer, the flavor does nothing to elevate my opinion any. It’s lightly malty, but again, sugary and mildly sweet, with a floral, mildly bitter hops for balance, but the overall flavor is just not very good. Light to medium bodied, a bit watery. Light amber in color, and completely clear. The off-white head is quite small, quickly retreating to a thin, incomplete sheen and some collection around the rim. Yup, I really don’t like that cheap, sugary characteristic of this beer. It reminds me too much of the "craft brewing" efforts of the conglomerates.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
benpickens (402) - 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 (9542) - 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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