jhanske (18) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2007
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Okay here is my 5 star rating, with one caveat. They made a limited release 20th Anniversary Pale that was without peer. By far the best ale Hales has ever produced. I want it all the time! It has come and gone but the memory of it lingers. I don’t know if they will ever recreate it but I sure wish they would. That said the Pale Ale is a great session beer that stands on its own.
RichTheVillan (6508) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Cotteridge Wines; clear yellow pour with a bubbly light beige head, aroma has sweet malts and light citrus, taste has malts light citrus, basic stuff.
maxwelldeux (4342) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
slowrunner77 (9928) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 6, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Standard APA - slightly fruity with caramel malts and light toast. Average across the board.
JohnRMurdoch (4307) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
allmyvinyl (9318) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Beers of Europe. Pours hazy golden orange with a thin white head. Aromas of pine, creamy sweet malt, faint citrus. Taste is herbal bitter, grassy. Bitter finish with a light sweet linger.
Itzjerm (2242) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Anice malty English pale ale. A week American pale ale. Light bitter. lasting head. tropical notes on the nose. Very nice mouthfeel for the ABV.
kramer (5800) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jrodooo5 (1466) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty golden pour w/ a white foamy head & solid lacing. The aroma has some light citrus & piney notes. The taste is slightly bitter & a tad watery. Not a big flavor burst but it is drinkable & overall an average beer.
Alphadelic (2144) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A zippy little pale, very peppery. It’s a touch thin. I find it a bit one dimensional in both Hoo and malt character