RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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Brewsmith (148) - Torrance, California, USA - AUG 9, 2010
On tap at the brewery 8-4-10. Pours a hazy deep gold color with a big hop nose, typical pacific NW hops - citrusy, grapefruit. Clean malt profile with a big bitter backbone and big hop aroma. Lighter body makes the hops really stick out, maybe a little too much. Balanced definitely toward the bitter side. Dry finish without much sweetness.

jercraigs (10731) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2010
2010-07-03. Lightly hazy orange body, small creamy off-white head and lace. 3+ Flavour is modestly bitter throughout, light citrus hops (tropical, hints at floral, lemon), mild lingering tangerine. Mild malt is a bit odd/grainy and does not always play nicely with the hops. Aroma of muted citrus seeds, off-putting overtones that are not quite bile/sweat, more likely an odd variation on resiny/leafy hop character. Average to light palate. Odd. On tap at Hales, Seattle

mabel (9245) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2010
[3096-20100703] Tap. Mild sweaty dog aroma with floral hints. Hazy, medium orange body with a long-lasting creamy white head. General grainy floral yeast flavour does not have a lot to it other than some bitter citrus notes. Medium body. Sessionable but not my favourite.
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HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Yeah, i’d never heard of this brewery before until someone gave me a free 12ozer. Smells like a normal pale ale. Fruity, some caramel malt, just enough hops. Flavor is unsurprising. Malty, hoppy, fruity. Not offensive but not great. Actually, scores out to be about average.

philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Pale Ale--1998 12 oz. Bottle. 4.75% ABV. (3.5 / 5.0) Ist Released March 1998. Hop flavor from the start. Pours a thick golden amber color. Light and flavorful. Sampled 9/1/1998. Pale Ale--2003 12 oz. Bottle. 4.75% ABV? (4.0 / 5.0) Clear rich bright dark golden color. Mild lace head. Mild nice floral hop front. Crisp slightly tangy mild citrus caramel biscuit body. Creamy butter bottle conditioned yeast ester hints. Dry sweet mild citrus hop end. Sampled 11/4/2003. Pale Ale--2007 12 oz. Bottle. 5.20% ABV. 30 IBU’s? (3.5 / 5.0) 6- Pack $6.99. Mild lace head. Botttle conditioned cloudy bright amber color. Mild hop front. Mild sweet doughy caramel biscuit mild fruit bland Pale Ale body. Refreshing mild hop spice smooth clean end. Bad Buds? Improves with warming. Sampled 3/22/2008.

daknole (11050) - 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.

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

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.

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.

nuplastikk (6421) - 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.

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