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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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3.5
Fisler (654) - Bamberg, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2017
Aus der Retrodose, optisch erste Sahne, stabiler Schaum. In der Nase Zitrus, leicht grasig, hopfig. Im Trunk hopfig, süffig, mittig bitterer werdend, crispy. Hinten lange bitter. Passt.

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.

3.8
Wombata (625) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 8, 2015
Can bought at the Yakima Beer Shoppe. Aroma: Fragrant. Floral, mikan, ruby grapefruit, passion fruit. Palate: Quite smooth, medium bodied; filling but without heaviness. Flavor: Ruby grapefruit, some passion fruit, apricot, grassy hop on the finish. Comment: Wow! I haven’t had this for years, but I now I really appreciate how well-made it is. Reasonably priced to boot. This calls for a road trip to the brewery.

3.5
donandres (621) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - NOV 4, 2016
12 ounce can poured to wine glass light amber, hazy small light tan foam that slowly disappears and lingers fragrant slightly hoppy hint of grains medium bitterness ok finish, bitter aftertaste lingers very good beer-pale ale, can be repeat, look forward to, excellent value drank: 11/4/2016 6:32 PM

4
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - APR 25, 2002
I enjoyed this pale more than several others. I felt that the hops while dominating were not overwhelming and too bitter. I would enjoy a session with this brew if I lived in the NW.

3.4
spikester (606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Cloudy amber bottle pour, thin white head, minimal lacings. Slighty sweet caramel aroma. Taste is full ale with bitter hops and sweet toasted malt. Not over the top flavors. Just a nice balance with a slight grapefruit bitterness. Good mouthfeel. Would be a good session APA. Well recommended.

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

3.4
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

5
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 20, 2001
This beer defines the pale ale style. More assertive and bold than English pales, but not wildly over-hopped like many West Coast ales, this Seattle brew is perhaps the world's best balanced beer. Incredibly drinkable and smooth. One of my top ten, and the beer that really got me started on craft beer. The ultimate session beer.

2.4
benpickens (530) - Camarillo, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
Pours with a small white frothy head. Very aromatic with biscuity, flowerlike, aromas. The hops dominates the malt and there is a very bitter hops finish.


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