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RATINGS: 172   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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3.9
maltdog (626) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 19, 2005
Draught. Deep golden amber. Half-inch head is dense and impressively long-lived. Playful nose of perfume, pineapple, and a touch of grape. Flavor of rye crackers; also woody, scotch-like, and traces of floral sweetness. Earthy, peppery bitterness. With time, the beer becomes sweeter, revealing scents of citron and sauvignon blanc, and some orange zest on the tongue. Fascinating. Palate is full, round, and smooth. Very interesting, compex beer. Delicious in a way that I don’t expect everbody would appreciate.

2.9
fuzzywasabeer (35) - boise, Idaho, USA - APR 25, 2005
UPDATED: APR 25, 2006 12oz bottle, orange-copper in color, off white 1 inch head, malt and spice nose, smooth malt start smooth malt finish low carbonation, easy drinker that tastes good but i have to ask, where the hale’s the hops?

3.2
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2005
Golden brown with a thin white head. Aroma is flowery, with some light citrus and caramel. Lightly fruity, with some hints of malty sweetness, moderate bitterness. Finish is crisp and hoppy with subtle citrus notes.

3.2
CapFlu (5127) - 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
bu11zeye (13029) - 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
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
motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 23, 2004
on tap at hales. a pretty bland apa, sweet pine aroma, soft and not particularly bitter

2.4
DarkElf (3062) - 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
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
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.


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