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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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2003
draft. nice rich aroma, good lace and head, nice clear copper color, smooth taste, crisp hop finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10803) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Aroma seems floral with underlying citrus. Very nice. Fine amber color, very little head. Starts with malt and berry, not overly strong berry; the hop aroma dominates the flavor, and the hop bitterness carries through to the finish. After the hop wears down, the malt can be detected. This must be balanced. Very good stuff. Palate gets fatigued after about half a bottle, so it starts great, but it wears you out. Even so, it remains a good drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2007
Pours deep copper in color w/ a medium sized, semi creamy froth. Lacing is full w/ a dusty canopy. A nice malty aroma. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers. Texture is soft and smooth. A malty backbone w/ a persistant hopsy bittering from start to finish. Caramel is mild to moderate creating a more leathery flavor profile. Drinks better as it warms. Finishes w/ a lingering bittering component. Overall: a solid brew. Highly recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (4927) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 4, 2007
This draft brew from the brew pub poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were and left behind a transparent softly carbonated golden brown colored body and a fair lacing. The nice aroma was hoppy and malty. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of malt hops and mild caramel. Delicious and one with a fair amount of caramel malts that I would certainly buy again.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
19Ei8hty (1134) - Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2008
On-tap at Outback. Awfully deep amber with a clear body and soft white head. Nice grainy, pale malt backbone with a mild hop build.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Interesting orange color which was much darker than I expected for a pale ale. Almost no head on this beer except for a few white bubbles, I kept trying a hard pour but nada. Smell is a little bready and some slight sweetness in the background. The taste has a slight bit of citrus and a slight bit of hoppiness. Well balanced with a bready malt taste. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-13-2007 15:27:41

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2004
Amber color with a smaller cream colored head. Light grapefruit and pine aromas mixed with light caramel. Flavors quite clean and blend well with the aromas. It would be nice if the hotel I’m at had the taps right. Ordered the Blonde first and was quite sure it was the Pale. Then asked for the Pale and then got the blonde. Would have gone into the bar and told then, but Washington State Law would not allow me in with the kids.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewsmith (148) - Torrance, California, USA - AUG 9, 2010
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackisle (614) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2013
USA trip 2010, Seattle, bottle. Light fruity aroma, some corn, grass, floral hops, citrus, hazy to cloudy golden, nice creamy off-white head, stays a while, some lacing, nice combination of light bittersweet and light fruity sourness, light to medium body, creamy texture, taste continues in the finish maybe a bit more on the dry (bitter) side, very mild beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (3458) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle: Pours hazy, amber-gold with a creamy, off-white head. Scent is orange malt, fruit. Taste is caramel, orange-peel, citrus, malt. Nice mild bittering. Very good.


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