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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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, Haleís Pale Ale is flavorful and easy to drink.

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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2002
Strong sweet subtle aroma, and LOTS of head. Maybe I got a different batch than Gusler, but my head is STILL an inch high, and itís been about 4 minutes. Not very translucent, dark amber color, creamy froth on top. Somewhat thin in the maltiness department, but has a couple of conflicting flavors that are fairly decent, but get less paletable as the beer warms up. Make sure to keep this one fairly cold. A decent pale, not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wombata (550) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 8, 2015
Can bought at the Yakima Beer Shoppe. Aroma: Fragrant. Floral, mikan, ruby grapefruit, passion fruit. Palate: Quite smooth, medium bodied; filling but without heaviness. Flavor: Ruby grapefruit, some passion fruit, apricot, grassy hop on the finish. Comment: Wow! I havenít had this for years, but I now I really appreciate how well-made it is. Reasonably priced to boot. This calls for a road trip to the brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8664) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[3/3/15] Draught at Hales Ales Brewery & Pub in Seattle. Clear golden. Aroma of citric and floral hops and mild maltiness. Flavor has mild sweetish malt and nice bitter citric hops. Medium-bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (2864) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAR 9, 2015
This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy orange color with a light carbonation to be seen rising to fill a rapidly dieing one finger white foamy head. Light lacing started to cling and then slid. The smell had a decent sweet caramel maltiness running along into a light citrus blend. The taste was a combined sweet caramel and citrus aspect to it. A light citrus aftertaste leads to a semi-dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. It was nicely carbonated. Overall, I say this was a pretty good APA that I could have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (6180) - Utah, USA - FEB 14, 2015
12oz can picked up at Total Wine
Cloudy golden with a big off-white head, some lacing. Aroma is floral, dusty and herbal. Flavors are herbal, earthy and lemon peel
Ok but I wouldnít have another one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
WABeerFiend (332) - - JAN 16, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 05.09.14. A: Orange/red. No head or lacing. Chunks were floating in it. S: Biscuit, citrus. T: Burnt flavor, citrus, metal. M: Flat. O: I thought that this was a bad bottle because of the sediment, but it is bottle fermented according to the label. This is the second go around with this beer. The first one that I had was the same with chunks and all so maybe they have QC problems. Like the first time, this was also a drain pour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2015
12oz bottle in Seattle. Solid nw-style pale, mild hops by todayís standard. But sweet and tasty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beastiefan2k (2904) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2014
12oz bottle, not the ultra patriotic can. Medium head fades to a moderate lacing. Orange colored beer. Clear and filtered throughout. Its got too much caramel and too much American bitter hops, not my fav. Lots of dusty British malt as well. These are the exact Pale Ales I donít like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsnicholas (411) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle (12oz $1.30) Hazy golden brown with two finger head that fades. Smell citrus. Tastes bready with the hops kicking in little in the end with a slight metal taste,

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Travlr (16783) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Barely avoided being voted as a drainpour by five tasters at the brewpub in Seattle. Seemed to be artificially flavored. A keeper. Meaning, please keep it, do not serve it any more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (8857) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2014
12oz bottle, purchased from Brennanís in Madison during GTMW. Mostly hazy golden orange color. Fine particles suspended in the body hazing it up. Thin off-white head, leaving good thicker lace. Medium body. Kind of slick texture. Kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Kind of a bready malt flavor, lightly grainy. Lighter on the hop. Some light pine, herbal hop. Little bit of citrus. Moderate sweet taste, light bit of bitterness. OK, kind of sweeter malt-forward pale ale (who knows how old it is). Luckily itís not a big caramely malt sweetness though, itís solidly pale.

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