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RATINGS: 962   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our first beer, Shoals Pale Ale debuted on July 16, 1994 on Portsmouths historic waterfront. Our interpretation of a classic English ale is copper-colored, medium-bodied and pleasantly hopped. Its flavor is delightfully complex yet balanced: tangy fruit at the start, with an assertive hop crispness and a long malty finish that one well-known beer writer has compared to the flavor of freshly-baked bread.
The Samuel Haley House, which is featured on the label still stands on Smuttynose Island, one of nine Isles of Shoals, just off the New Hampshire coast. The rich lore of the islands holds that Samuel Haley paid for this house with four bars of pirate silver he found exploring the island. And yes, there are hordes of seagulls on Smuttynose Island.

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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (5504) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2015
Bottle from Archive Beer boutique 211015. This is an IPA that reminds me why I started drinking craft beer way back when - an old school IPA - no fuss, no bother, just straight up full flavour and aroma.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drmet (897) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2015
L: -pours a slightly hazy amber-red with a medium to big, frothy, beige head -lots of particles visible -low to medium carbonation visible S: -earthy,caramel,toffee,grapefruit,pin bitterniss for the style F: -medium carbonation -light to medium body O: -Probably to hoppy for a true-to-style English PA, but still very good

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hopmaestro (1497) - rebro, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2015
Aroma is malty with a pretty apparent bread character. Slightly floral. Sweet and caramelly taste with toffee at first, but then the hops grows on you from underneath with a low and earthy aura with an almost spicey bitterness. Solid.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (4455) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2015
Tap at the Porterhouse, badged as 5.6%,, brown with a red tinge and a lasting tight white head, faint biscuit and grapefruit nose with a slightly metallic blackberry tang, earthy malt with a citrusy dry-bitterness, a bit acrid in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (4923) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2015
355ml bottle from Bottle Bank, Falmouth. About a month out of date. Pours hazy amber with good off-white head. Malty aroma with some light fruit. Taste is a pretty easy-going pale, some mild fruits, nice moderately sweet malts, reserved bitter tones. Decent US bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (12195) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2015
Draft at Beer Temple. Pours hazy amber brown with a medium cream head. Aroma of toffee, caramel malt, light fruits, orange peel and toast. Flavour is light moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (5393) - Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Pours clear coppery amber with a thick and frothy buff head. Malty aroma has hoppy and yeasty notes as co-stars. Refreshing flavor is mainly malty, with plenty of hops and fruity and yeasty hints. Texture has slightly thin body and so-so fizz. Still, catch a taste of these shoals.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (11299) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2015
Draught @ Cockney Pub, Aarhus. Pours slight hazy light brown with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, grass, light fruity hops. Flavor is malt, little bread, grass, fruity hops, peach, mild citrus. Medium body, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. 030915

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (3673) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
From the very old notes, hence this is not a real rating, but more just a mark to myself that I have tried this at one point. OK fruity pale ale with a bit watery body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madnorwegian (195) - FRANCE - AUG 20, 2015
Very good stuff. Great complexity and balance between sweetness, acidity and bitterness.


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