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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Possessing a delicate balance of malt and hop flavors and embellished by the distinctive fruitiness of our special ale yeast, Hale’s Pale Ale is flavorful and easy to drink.

Editor’s note: also known as Original Pale American Ale, first brewed on July 4, 1983

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3.3
hopdog (12673) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2006
12oz bottle. Poured a deep and slightly hazy orange color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus, some orange peel and a little doughy and earthy. Tastes of caramel, citrus, oranges and light grapefruit. Body a tad on the thin side.

3.1
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 25, 2006
12oz. bottle. Deep gold color with a tall rocky head. Sweet malt and tinges of grassy metallic hops in the aroma. Caramel, other muted malt flavors overwhelmed by a citric, metallic Cascade family type hop flavors. Astringency and residual bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is light, fairly smooth but builds to a heavy dryness.

3.2
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2005
Pours a nice amber color. Aromas of caramel, malts, and a touch of hops. Flavor is malty with a nice hop bitterness.

3.3
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Nice dark amber color,medium sized off white head that has a short life and fades to leave little behind.The aroma was malty and hoppy with a bit of a fruity side coming through.The flavor was fairly decent,malty upfront with a decent citrus side coming through as it warms up and the hops showing up in the middle and end.Over all it’s particularly well balanced but still manages to be kind of pleasant in a way,and might be worth a second go around just to see if it holds up or more flavors reveal them self.

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ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Inflorescent nose with some doughy citrus; malty front end with some phenol notes, fruity and hoppy finish, somewhat harsh; slightly astringent and tangy finish.

3.4
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2005
Sweet strawberries in the aroma. Orange amber in color with a quickly dissipating white head. Lemon zesty hoppiness balanced with some biscuity malt, slight toffee, and some melons and berries. Sort of bland mouthfeel and a slight lingering bitterness. A competent beer, but not outstanding. Praise, of course, to André.

3.4
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Cascade hops in aroma, Flavor has good bitterness with a touc creaminess. Another good "easy to find" beer in the northwest.

3.1
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2005
this is there standard and served in other areas of town, because of this. a good beer next to the fat tire that is served everywhere. more then normal amt of malt being we are in the f’n pnw. Kramer "where did you learn to climb like that/" newman, "i used to live in the pacific northwest!"

3.2
mjg74 (3116) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 11, 2005
Bottled. Pours a light amber color. Aroma is mildly hoppy with a malty backbone. Sweet hoppy flavor. Some maltiness and a bitter finish.

3.2
pinkzambia (1933) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 1, 2005
Bottle: I loved what was at the top of the nose on this one - what seemed to be something like nutmeg & cinnamon. Pours a light copper color with a hazy appearance. the head was mostly diminishing with a spare lacing. Light toffe malts with an average amount of hops yielding a grapefruit taste. Because of the light body, thin texture and lively carbonation, it is pretty refreshing. Better than most other pale ales I have tried.


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