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RATINGS: 949   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
katrinaez (1431) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Above average pale. Medium hops. Small amounts of citrus. Better on tap than the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Torrefacto (1457) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (5018) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle from Damian Beer and Ale. Aroma mostly hoppy, resiny, zesty citrusy, grapefruit, orange. Biscuity. Hazy amber colour, rather small head. Very nicely balanced in taste. Rather high carbonation lends it a crisp refreshing quality, assertive hops with citrusy resiny flavours is complemented sufficiently by biscuity malty background. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quick3Beers (981) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Pours a brown from a bottle. Smells of brown sugar, flavor has none of that, floral hoppiness is up front with a nice malty roundness. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfontana (721) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle from Harvest Market, Bedford NH. Aroma is bready roasted malts, some yeasty dough and basement. Appearance is hazy amber brown with thin foamy white head with fair retention, nice lacing, nice sparkle. Taste is moderately sweet malt balanced with light bitter and hint of fruit. Palate is medium bodied with slightly slick texture, average carbonation to support the beer and an abrupt, dry finish. Overall, a rich but highly drinkable beer, without huge complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drcboehm (104) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2015
12 oz. Bottle poured into round glass from craft 12 pack. Quite nice and drinkable. Great hop note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smithld1 (196) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
Very nice beer, very refreshing taste, full flavour. Very good and sustained head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3859) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Brassy amber with nice head. Smells like iced tea. Again, the hop flavor is of iced tea, which is complemented by an easy malting and a slight tannic bitterness. Very ESB-like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidtjm (1074) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle. Pour is amber with a frothyhead, aroma is fruity. Taste is light fruity, resin, gentle bitterness. Good

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