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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (5103) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2005
(Draught) Creamy, almond head with a mildly cloudy orange body. Nose of cascade hops, mild caramel malt. Very creamy, some watery texture with a bitter cascade finish. Above average.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12894) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a copper body with an average-sized beige head. Aroma of caramel and citrus. Malts and hops nicely balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Bottle pours golden, slight haze, small fizzly white head, lively carbonation, with spotty lacing.   Malt, grains, and cereal aroma, with a hint of wet dog.   Malty, a touch sour, with some subtle fruity flavor.   Medium body and mouthfeel.   Finishes quick, semi-sweet, lingering malts.   Decent, but not very crisp or hop oriented as I would have liked.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 23, 2004
on tap at hales. a pretty bland apa, sweet pine aroma, soft and not particularly bitter

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DarkElf (3061) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 14, 2004
(12 oz bottle) Well, this is a pretty disappointing beer across the board. This has one of those floral, but sugary sweet aromas, with maybe a bit of honey in there, that screams cheapness to me. Tasting the beer, the flavor does nothing to elevate my opinion any. It’s lightly malty, but again, sugary and mildly sweet, with a floral, mildly bitter hops for balance, but the overall flavor is just not very good. Light to medium bodied, a bit watery. Light amber in color, and completely clear. The off-white head is quite small, quickly retreating to a thin, incomplete sheen and some collection around the rim. Yup, I really don’t like that cheap, sugary characteristic of this beer. It reminds me too much of the "craft brewing" efforts of the conglomerates.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2004
pours between a golden and amber color, fruity hop aroma with a little sweet maltyness. Strange combo of spice and sweet malt and bitter hop finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2004
Slightly malty/buttery sweetness in the aroma alongside the fruity citrus hops. Out of the bottle this brew pours a darker transparent copper with a tiny milk-white head. Taste has a very quick light malt rush then finishes with a thin watery bitterness like drowned out hops. Faint grapefruit taste in the bitterness, but just dissapointing due to the thin/watery body of this brew, kick up the malt a bit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2004
At first approach, I was far from impressed with this one. Color:an ordinary, clear pale amber. Head: short, swift, average white hue. Nose: coppery, some citrus, but nothing remarkable. When the liquid met my lips, though, something else occured. Hops are big and warmly greeted my mouth and tongue. Fruitiness, not terribly present in aroma, bursts forth on the palate. Flavor is tangy, rich, and rewarding. Medium body, fine balance, but through it all, that great flavor continues it’s ride along the long and tasty finish. Ah! I need another!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (4027) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 16, 2004
Bottle Pours a medium copper color with a very little white head even after an agressive pour. Aroma is malty and of citrus, grapefruit maybe. Not much hops evident here. Flavor is not particularly complex, hops is pretty full up front, malts and then a wood or damp earth later on. Feel is a bit thin, and the trailer is a mellow hops reminder. This was served quite cold and it is a quite refreshing brew that is easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2004
Slightly hazed amber body topped by a frothy off-wihte head. The aroma is hoppy and friuty. Very well balanced hops and malts in the falvor. Very quenching and quite good. Medium body with a fruity (peach) aftertaste.


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