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RATINGS: 173   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (4418) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (6178) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kyzr (1469) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Pours a clear amber with average head. Aroma is lightly floral with detectable hops. Flavor is sweet with more hops than usually for an APA. Finishes nicely. Nothing overly impressive in this one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Amber pour with little head. Nice floral hop aroma, slightly sweet. Pleasant light flavors, some sweet, with a smooth bitter finish. Good Pale ale.


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