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RATINGS: 948   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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.


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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerio (48) - USA - OCT 5, 2007
This is a solid offering for a pale ale, which as a style, has it’s limitiations in a high octane IPA world...but, it’s refreshing with spicy food and a little smoky on the palate...it tastes like a weak pussy fart compared to it’s big brother The Smuttynose Robust Porter...so what the fuck


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciocanelu (1302) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - AUG 8, 2016
Slightly hazy amber color with beige head. Aroma has grapefruit and resiny hops. Taste starts with grapefruit and orange, followed by an underlying malt sweetness and finishes with medium to intense piney hop bitterness. Light body but the mouthfeel is quite smooth. Really good overall. Classic, well made pale ale with high drinkability.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tjeerd (247) - GERMANY - JUL 31, 2016
Hazy, dark amber beer. Limited carbonation. Light sour but full mouthfeel. Soft finish. Bitter aftertaste. Not bad at all.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
javiercrasher (273) - Granada, SPAIN - JUN 20, 2016
Soberbia! Cobriza. Maltosa, presentes caramelo y frutos secos. Bastante cuerpo y ligeramente amarga

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (2715) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUN 19, 2016
33cl bottle from cervezalandia. Dark cooper. Thin white head. Light sweetness, medium bitterness. Aroma is herbs, hops, malt, caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2016
Pours a clear golden amber with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, pine and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MatusBeer (458) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2016
355 ml bottle. Hazy dark orange colour with stable head off. Aroma of citrus fruits. Taste is hoppy with oranges, grapefruits, malty, huge bitter aftertaste.Moderate carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4975) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle. Lively upon opening with quite a large head. Rather fruity with citrus floating around. More complex than I expected. Quite pleasant and easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jado (773) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2016
355 ml bottle. Hazy orange-brown capped with a sudsy off-white head. Orange, dark bread, caramel, flowers, pepper and marmalade in the nose. Smooth body delivers rich malt at first, zipped up by orange zest and pepper. Lingering finish with a slightly sweet aftertaste. Nice English style pale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
Medium head misty amber pour strong carbonation aromas citrus caramel the flavours caramel floral peach mild bitter earthy grain citrus strong tastes the finish good earthy notes hops grain notes very likeable ale

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (2100) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2016
355mL bottle from Camperdown Cellars, Sydney Deep golden body, firm white head. Lovely nose of caramel, biscuity malt with spicy, slightly piney hops. Smooth body, creamy sort of carbonation, full bodied. Geared towards maltiness here - biscuity, toasty, slightly nutty with spicy hops delivering a moderate bitterness & nice finish. Rather enjoyed this!


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