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RATINGS: 1657   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Malt and hops are beautifully married in this full-bodied, copper-red Pale Ale. Red Seal Ale is generously hopped in the traditional manner for a long, spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Pretty decent. Malty and moderately hoppy, with a bit of yeastiness. I would have preferred a little more estery flavors, but it was a good beer for breakfast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8236) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2004 CASK at the brewery. Medium red hue, large beige head. Peach aroma of sweet fruity hope, but lacking the strength of an IPA-like aroma. A little flat in the body, but understandable because it was from cask, but I would still prefer slightly more carbonation. Mild oak and pine flavors, altogethor fairly mild. Finish is the most impressive aspect of this ale, with a good spicy and robust feeling on the tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUN 25, 2003
no dought a good beer. Good smell, great taste and it's not expensive.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 22, 2003
Pours clear orange with a small head. Huge delicious grapefruit aroma. Body is a bit thin. Basically, some wonderful aroma, without the malt backup.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2003
Copper hue with small white head. Outstanding lacing. Medium-bodied. Hoppy aroma with a touch of vinous qualities. Hop explosion on the palate with a bit of spicey and fruity undertones. More akin to a IPA than an APA. Dry and thin finish, lingering bitterness. Not bad, but slighty overrated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ericnixon (740) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2003
Nice thick head when poured out of the bottle...amazing hop-ay aroma. the taste was nice at first but then i noticed that it tasted a little...off, i guess. not skunky...no, not quite there yet, but Volgon said it seemed stale to him. this is definately a 'smellin' beer' and not a 'sippin' beer'.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2005 Beautiful copper color with a nice fluffy white head. Mild sour aroma. Malty, buttery taste with twinge of NW hops. The finish lasts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holdwine (1082) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2003
Very enjoyable pale ale. Quite the hops. Average pour with a nice white head. Coppery in color, the malt starts strong, but gets blown away by the hops, not that that's a bad thing...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2003
a very good brew, worth the money for sure. this is my favorite of the north coast brewing ales with the exception of acme pale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAY 24, 2003
Nice head with bottle pour. Good solid hoppy aroma. Great balanace of malt and hop, witha nice cream texture to it.

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