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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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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2.9
jercraigs (10886) - 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

2.9
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 08/19/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip

clear dark aroma, thin white head, sweet fruity apricot aroma, creamy body,light fruity flavor with lots of well balance hops, good rich carmel character, light bitterness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3
leaparsons (10765) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2017
Can, Brewklopedia, Leicester. Golden with a white foam. Cereal grain with toasted malts. Plenty of citrus with a pithy bitterness. Light pine. Dusty palate. Peppery with traces of glue. This is OK.

3
mabel (9787) - 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.
(@ brewpub, Seattle, WA)

3.1
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2014
12oz bottle, purchased from Brennan’s in Madison during GTMW. Mostly hazy golden orange color. Fine particles suspended in the body hazing it up. Thin off-white head, leaving good thicker lace. Medium body. Kind of slick texture. Kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Kind of a bready malt flavor, lightly grainy. Lighter on the hop. Some light pine, herbal hop. Little bit of citrus. Moderate sweet taste, light bit of bitterness. OK, kind of sweeter malt-forward pale ale (who knows how old it is). Luckily it’s not a big caramely malt sweetness though, it’s solidly pale.

3.3
radagast83 (8476) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
12 oz can. Poured a clear yellow color, small white head. Aroma is a light hop and malt. Flavor is light hop, sweetness. This was a nice sweet, refreshing beer.

3
BuckeyeBoy (8475) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2007
On tap at Hales Ales Seattle pours out a clear gold topped with a white head. Light malt along with some ligth hops. Hey it is a Pale Ale.

2.9
RichTheVillan (8248) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Can from Cotteridge Wines; clear yellow pour with a bubbly light beige head, aroma has sweet malts and light citrus, taste has malts light citrus, basic stuff.

2.6
motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 23, 2004
on tap at hales. a pretty bland apa, sweet pine aroma, soft and not particularly bitter

3.2
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2011
12 oz. Well, a 12-oz bottle right now, but probably a couple dozen other times in the last 20 years, too. Why I’ve not rated this heretofore is a bit of a mystery to me. But here we go. Pours a hazy burnished dark gold with a thin little splotchy film of suds on top. Intermittent drippy lace. Mild grassy corn nutty nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Caramel, nuts, and grass on the mid palate. Very mild and easy drinking APA...probably not hoppy enough to really be an APA, but that’s alright. Good little beer.


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