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 donít 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.
j12601 (9286) - 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 (8806) - 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 (2060) - 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 (5733) - 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 itís 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 (1417) - 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 (2078) - 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. Itís a touch thin. I find it a bit one dimensional in both Hoo and malt character
Wombata (614) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
DSG (10578) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[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.
Bulk_Carrier (3407) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Sledutah (6725) - Utah, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.