Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Have been waiting for this since day one on Ratebeer. It doesn’t disappoint, althought it’s a great example of how American Pales differ from English-style Pales. Hoppy nose, but not overly so. Strangely leaves the malt a bit, and acheives incredidible body without that malt balance. Very well done.
maltdog (617) - Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Deep golden amber. Half-inch head is dense and impressively long-lived. Playful nose of perfume, pineapple, and a touch of grape. Flavor of rye crackers; also woody, scotch-like, and traces of floral sweetness. Earthy, peppery bitterness. With time, the beer becomes sweeter, revealing scents of citron and sauvignon blanc, and some orange zest on the tongue. Fascinating. Palate is full, round, and smooth. Very interesting, compex beer. Delicious in a way that I don’t expect everbody would appreciate.
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2009 Not a lot of aroma. Orange in color. Looks okay. This has a nice hop flavor throughout. A little fruity. A quite bitter finish. I could drink a lot of this beer.
Had a second time and wrote almost the same stuff.
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. I’m a regular there - but I hadn’t 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 Ale’s - you definitely should have it on tap - they don’t hold up well in the bottle.
Very good beer.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Most brewpubs Ive been to have their signature beer be something shitty like a ’red’ ale or a pilsener. It is good to see something worth a damn be a pubs most popular. Everyone around me was drinking it. Light golden color, sweet maltiness balanced the flat, bitter finish.....yum
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
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.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2003 A long time favorite along with Pike Brewing from the Northwest is Hales Ales, and thanks to my new source, Liquid Solutions, I can now once again enjoy these fine beers.
The beer as it sets in the glass a golden amber color, crystal clear with a modest head the is frothy in texture, off white in color but dissipates a bit quick for my liking, the resultant lace a thin sheet. Nose is hop floral, malt sweet, and citrus crisp and quite pleasant to the senses. Start is malt laden, sweet and the top middling in feel with the finish delightfully carbonated, the hops personable in their spicy presence, dry and a real treat and what a wonderful session beer it would make, you lucky “Ducks”, Oh That’s Oregon Ducks! well hell then you lucky “Huskies”!
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - OCT 27, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cascade hops aroma. Nice malty flavors. This one never dissappoints.
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