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RATINGS: 172   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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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.

3.6
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
IndianaRed (4941) - 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
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.

3.4
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2004
Very nice, hoppy, easy drinking APA. Good flavor, not overly citrusy or yeasty or malty but it sure glides down the hatch well. Nice effort for my first Hale’s product

3.6
JPDIPSO (6262) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUL 2, 2004
Amber color with a smaller cream colored head. Light grapefruit and pine aromas mixed with light caramel. Flavors quite clean and blend well with the aromas. It would be nice if the hotel I’m at had the taps right. Ordered the Blonde first and was quite sure it was the Pale. Then asked for the Pale and then got the blonde. Would have gone into the bar and told then, but Washington State Law would not allow me in with the kids.

2.9
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2004
[email protected] Pretty thin for an APA, but not all that bad. Some cascadey type hops, lemony, lightly piney. No big faults, just a bit too light.

3.3
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2004
Clear orange, thin white head. OK nose of citrus, caramel, and bread. Juicy citric hops are balanced nicely by the malt. Lighter side of medium bodied, pillow soft carbonation, smooth, semi-dry, fruity finish. Decent session ale.

3.2
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2004
Floral notes with citrus. Typical of Cascade hops and its northwest cousins. Prefect malt balance clean flavor some may miss the yeasty flavors that many other pale ales have

3.3
kyzr (1593) - Montana, USA - NOV 28, 2003
Light amber color with off-white head. Hints of the mighty hop lay in the aroma. Flavors of citrus mixed with malt. Nice balace to the two. Finish is crisp.


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