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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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

jhanske's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jhanske (18) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (2947) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2016
12 oz can, gift by luttonm. Not sure if he thought the gift was him giving the can, or me taking the can off his hands. Either way, I got a beer in my hand, I’m happy. A golden, hazy pour with a full foam cloud cover head. Juicy and hoppy, bright aroma. Flavor is creamy, a bit juicy, solid hop profile. No real bitterness noticeable througout. Drinks easy. Always nice to see a beer that’s been around since years before I was, and still on the shelves today. A good beer to keep a few ice cold, and enjoy, while taking in some ball games. Seems fitting anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (3607) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2016
Can at home. Aroma is earthy hops, malt, some caramel, citrus, orange, mild fruity, touch of toffee. Flavour is light sweet and moderate bitter. Body is medium. Nice and easy old school APA with tasty citrussy hops and a caramel malt backbone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (2270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2016
Rating #1999 2015.09.27 #CraftTakesSeattle Day 4, Beer 101 – Draught at taproom/brewpub. Golden amber pour with a creamy white head that bubbles away quickly. Hops very fragrant with mild citrus in the aroma. Mouthfeel is creamy, medium carbonation, and bitter hops on the finish - but not overpowering, very balanced. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (6763) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
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.

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (10229) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 6, 2016
Standard APA - slightly fruity with caramel malts and light toast. Average across the board.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (4407) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9562) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9532) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2016
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (2316) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2016
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.

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