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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2002
A slightly fruity and hoppy smell. Nice pale copper color. The flavor however, was not hoppy enough for me for a pale ale. However the beer was solid and well made. It was balanced and "hit the spot." Another quality beer by Hales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5597) - 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.

   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 it’s ride along the long and tasty finish. Ah! I need another!

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackisle (2041) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (6024) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5826) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Tap. Pours a clear orangish copper body with a small foamy off-white head that faded to a thin film. The nose is piney and citrusy hops with some caramel malt, but it’s not overly sweet smelling. The flavor is lightly bitter with some floral and tropical hops. Fairly light bodied, but not in a bad way. Some lingering passionfruit on the back end. Really pretty nice and refreshing. Just the right amount of hops to keep the sweetness in check. Nice sessionable Pale Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (4365) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2016
12oz can from Valhalla’s Goat. Orange brown, hazy with foamy head. Citrus fruit aroma. Bitter leafy biscuit hoppy flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Bitter dry pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (4348) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2016
Can. Pours a clear dark golden color with a moderate off white head. Nose has some really nice light citrus notes to it. Taste is only very slightly bitter. Drinks pretty light and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Soft citrus on the nose, crisp and clean. Medium bodied, citrus peeks through again, light and sweet. Slow citrus through the finish, clean and easy drinking.

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