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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, Haleís Pale Ale is flavorful and easy to drink.

Editorís note: also known as Original Pale American Ale, first brewed on July 4, 1983


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 Iím 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2004
At first approach, I was far from impressed with this one. Color:an ordinary, clear pale amber. Head: short, swift, average white hue. Nose: coppery, some citrus, but nothing remarkable. When the liquid met my lips, though, something else occured. Hops are big and warmly greeted my mouth and tongue. Fruitiness, not terribly present in aroma, bursts forth on the palate. Flavor is tangy, rich, and rewarding. Medium body, fine balance, but through it all, that great flavor continues itís ride along the long and tasty finish. Ah! I need another!

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 (616) - 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 (3478) - Coxís 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2001
Fruity-hoppy flavour and pleasant balance. I guess Iím not as huge on this as some other people, but itís not bad stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - APR 25, 2002
Moderately clear light amber. Thin bubbly off white head. Light carbonation. Pale malt aroma, light sweetness and a floral/citric hop mix. Crisp and immediately well balanced. Toasty malts, citric hops. Light bodied, a little thin. Light grape fruitiness. Finishes floral and a bit more hoppy, but not American Pale Ale hoppy, just hoppy. Nicely balanced and easy drinking but merely above average.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2002
When I was a younger man, I worked as a new construction plumber in Seattle. If anyone has worked construction during a Seattle winter, you know what it is like. Constantly being wet and muddy, working in the rain and standing/laying in flooded basements to do your work. But every Friday we would go to a restaurant (I forget the name), it was one of those yuppie places that has a lot of beers and if you drink all of them you get on a plaque and get a shirt etc. Which I donít put down, but I know how others feel about these places. Anyway, ten or fifteen of us would go in, and everyone would buy a round, so you can picture the scene after a while (my wife hated this). They had Haleís Ales there, and I always looked forward to this one, fresh on tap. What a way to end the week. BTW - I would have gotten the shirt and been on the plaque if we didnít all get laid off...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2004
Slightly hazed amber body topped by a frothy off-wihte head. The aroma is hoppy and friuty. Very well balanced hops and malts in the falvor. Very quenching and quite good. Medium body with a fruity (peach) aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
calivania (62) - USA - JUL 23, 2006
A very nice APA that will fit the job perfectly on those days you are looking for the style-- which I think has the teeth to stand up to heat with out being overwhelmingly bitter. I cannot deny what the others say about the rather thin mouth feel but the show here is the strength of the yeast and the way it plays with the malt in your mouth. The hops show up at the end just to break up the fight. Good show.


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