Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - APR 25, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
spikester (606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jsnicholas (591) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (12oz $1.30) Hazy golden brown with two finger head that fades. Smell citrus. Tastes bready with the hops kicking in little in the end with a slight metal taste,
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 20, 2001
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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.
donandres (527) - Bayombong, PHILIPPINES - NOV 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
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
benpickens (498) - Camarillo, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
Hanuta06 (469) - Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: from tap at Vostok Dumpling House.
Aroma: heavy, floral hops.
Appearance: average-sized, creamy, off-white, initial head with very good lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Cloudy, dark-amber body.
Taste: lightly bitter initial flavor and moderately sour, grapefruit finish with average duration.
Palate: medium body with oily texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: excellent. Great aroma, interesting taste.
zombywoof (466) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Moderate aroma of citrus-more orange than grapefruit with a hint of piney hop. Medium bitterness with some resiny spruce hops. Good but nothing really special.