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RATINGS: 946   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our first beer, Shoals Pale Ale debuted on July 16, 1994 on Portsmouth’s historic waterfront. Our interpretation of a classic English ale is copper-colored, medium-bodied and pleasantly hopped. Its flavor is delightfully complex yet balanced: tangy fruit at the start, with an assertive hop crispness and a long malty finish that one well-known beer writer has compared to the flavor of freshly-baked bread.
The Samuel Haley House, which is featured on the label still stands on Smuttynose Island, one of nine Isles of Shoals, just off the New Hampshire coast. The rich lore of the islands holds that Samuel Haley paid for this house with four bars of pirate silver he found exploring the island. And yes, there are hordes of seagulls on Smuttynose Island.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (4996) - Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Pours clear coppery amber with a thick and frothy buff head. Malty aroma has hoppy and yeasty notes as co-stars. Refreshing flavor is mainly malty, with plenty of hops and fruity and yeasty hints. Texture has slightly thin body and so-so fizz. Still, catch a taste of these shoals.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (9832) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2015
Draught @ Cockney Pub, Aarhus. Pours slight hazy light brown with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, grass, light fruity hops. Flavor is malt, little bread, grass, fruity hops, peach, mild citrus. Medium body, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. 030915

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (2820) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
From the very old notes, hence this is not a real rating, but more just a mark to myself that I have tried this at one point. OK fruity pale ale with a bit watery body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madnorwegian (136) - FRANCE - AUG 20, 2015
Very good stuff. Great complexity and balance between sweetness, acidity and bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Voodoo (547) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Pours a deep copper color with a decent white head with laces and lingers a bit......aroma is citrus, pine, bread, sweet malt......taste is very clean, nice mouthfeel, citrus, bread, slight touch of pine, with bitterness in the back end. Quite nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (9110) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2015
bottle from Bierpost. Golden with a white head. Malty start, pleasantly fruity with citrus fruit - but not ans intensive as ecxpected. Best bitter from the US of A.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (7420) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle from Rudat, Dortmund. The beer starts fresh and malty. Hints of sourness with a subtle hoppy floralness. Nice fresh and easy to drink, but this subtle sourness with hints of cardboard doesn’t fit too well. Probably my bottle is too old (best before is July 2015). But not bad at all. Fruity-fresh hints, nice bitter ending with a subtle ground sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
katrinaez (1191) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Above average pale. Medium hops. Small amounts of citrus. Better on tap than the bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Torrefacto (1401) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 24, 2015
Ámbar limpio y espuma marfil. Aromas cítricos y especiados, malta de fondo. Cuerpo medio-bajo, inicio maltoso, con sabor intenso de pino, cítrico y final de amargor resinoso

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle, 23 Club , Liverpool. Bottle. Copper pour with a skinny white head. Beak had some fragrant citrus hop and sweet malt present. Some decent enough hop emerged in the flavour married with some fruit and earth notes. Dried out towards the end. Pleasingly drinkable.


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