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RATINGS: 170   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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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
daknole (10893) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2010
Cloudy amber pour. A huge head...a gusher actually. Aroma smells of old stale cardboard. And maybe some rocky dirt. Flavor isnt much better. More cardboard and nastiness. DRAINPOUR.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2010
This beer tasted like poop. Cloudy orange with a decent sized froth head. Taste is terribly metallicy. To the point of being offensive. Aroma has some soft floral and grapefruit like notes. But can’t get over the taste. Stale and watery

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Clear light amber with a medium off-white head, very bubbly and active. Aroma of grains, malt and a light floral and citrus hop bouquet. Taste of citrus with mild sweet malt and floral hops. Moderate bitter finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2009
Bottled. Poured medium ambery-golden with a short cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up toasty pale malts with accents of honey, pine, and a touch of cardboard. The flavor was a little tart on the fore with fruity character and piney bitterness present.. pale, rather generic base to it.. spicy and bitter again on the back-end, showcasing pine and earthy hoppage. Light-medium bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. nice and bitter for an APA, but not all that enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (5839) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2009
12oz shorty bottle. Orange-tan color, medium sized patchy head. Fresh, astringent, piny, seawater aroma. The taste is moderately hoppy, with some solid earthy, soapy greenness. The malt side of the equation leaves a little bit to desired, it’s quite thin and watery really. The hops certainly dominate. A West Coast session ale, not bad by any means but not great either.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Bottle... Poured an amberish/orange with a thick, white head. Floral aroma of hops and sweet malts. Well balanced brew of malted grains and earthy hops. Not bitter, but not under hopped at all. A crisp, fruit and honey sweetness in there too.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mettkea (6) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2009 does not count
Bottle brought back from Seattle poured into a shaker. Very nice amber appearance for a pale ale. The aroma is very faint malt smell. The taste has a slight hop presence with a nice earthy tone.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Interesting orange color which was much darker than I expected for a pale ale. Almost no head on this beer except for a few white bubbles, I kept trying a hard pour but nada. Smell is a little bready and some slight sweetness in the background. The taste has a slight bit of citrus and a slight bit of hoppiness. Well balanced with a bready malt taste. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-13-2007 15:27:41

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Bottle: Pours a muddy straw color with a thin head. Florals and light citrus abound with light caramel malts. Flavor is a bit on the watery side with light florals and some funky caramel sweetness. Has an odd sweetness and artificial honey sensation... Ehhh, what is going on here?

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (12487) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2009
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a hazy orange with an epically large head. Damn. Perpetual head retention... Good lacing. Aroma is caramel, citrus and leafy, vegetal hops. Taste is citrus hops and caramel. Medium bodied.


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