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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drugsbunny (3) - USA - JUN 14, 2004 does not count
My favorite domestic beer. This beer has just the right balance between the sweet tasting malt and the hop bite. Just bitter enough to satisfy, but had a sweet pleasant aftertaste, that makes this quite a complex brew. Another great Smuttynose beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tramp55555 (61) - Lisbon, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2011
This is an excellent beer. Very complex, very tasty. This is a beer I will enjoy again and again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Stout737 (4) - New York, USA - DEC 28, 2011 does not count
The beer pours an attractive copper red with one finger of creamy head. Nice lacing and retention. Citrusy and floral hops dominate the aroma with some underlying notes of caramel and tobacco. Juicy herbal and fruity hop bite up front with flavors of grapefruit and tart apple. The malt is warm and moderately sweet with some caramel and woody flavors. The finish is a bit yeasty with some light fruit. Medium bodied with a bit less carbonation than the average pale ale. A real treat to drink. Great flavor and aroma for a lower alcohol brew. An exceptional session ale from one of the finest breweries in the U.S.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
maf21196 (1) - New York, USA - AUG 22, 2005 does not count
brown beer smells like caramel. Very refreshing. The finish is very dry. A little bit too hoppy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2003
Nice Ipa. Very well balanced flavor. Its made with cascade hops, but they are not overpowering. It has a hop crispness to it. Copper colored. I thought it was enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2004
New Holland had tons of head, Smuttynose didn’t have as much. Thats ok because Smuttynose is a different style but nonetheless a very very good beer. I’ve had two of this line previously and both were outstanding. This is no exception. Of the English Style this is the 2nd best EPA I’ve had to date.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Pours a dark amber. This is a fairly hoppy beer with a good malt profile. This is a very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pricey290483 (748) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
really liked this beer has a very nice aroma a tangy beer that has a good amount of hops with a nice bitter finish i would love to have this beer again

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2015
Bottle from Archive Beer boutique 211015. This is an IPA that reminds me why I started drinking craft beer way back when - an old school IPA - no fuss, no bother, just straight up full flavour and aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2003 Not your ordinary pale! Filtered. Deep, rich color, floral nose, zesty hop flavor with a strong lemony bitterness. Very full bodied. Reminiscent of Liberty Ale - it's richer, but not as carbonated. Very good!

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