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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 Portsmouth’s 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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Cloudy orange with thick head. Berries , spices , tea , caramel. Not too shabby. Everything is subtle and blends well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
gripweed57 (2460) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2017
From old tasting notes. Cloudy orange color. Thick bubbly tan head. Earthy toasted malt aroma hints at caramel apples. Zesty complex bittersweet malt flavor is reminiscent of brown sugar, figs and hazelnuts. Bitter hop finish makes this ale full bodied and complex.

4
chinchill (4993) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2017
{From 2011 notes} 12 oz bottle dated "best by" 3/2011 served in pint glass. Very small amount of sediment added mid-tasting. pours a clear copper with a moderate off-white head. Head has good retention. This is a relatively hoppy APA that also has a robust malt base. High caramel component in both the aroma and flavor. Bold and crisp with excellent finish. The flavor is rich and a little earthy. Excellent sweet/bitter balance, with a mildly bitter close and aftertaste. Taste rating approaches 4.5. O: This is about as good as an APA gets. Super choice to introduce macro-lager drinkers to a more flavorful craft beer or to prepare PA drinkers for an IPA.

3.2
TimE (5816) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 10, 2017
Dark amber color. Big minerally nose with apples and oranges. Medium body modest bitterness. A throw back to the 90s pale ale. Ok

3.5
john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2017
Bottle. Copper in colour. Hoppy; pine and grass. Fruity; tangy citrus grapefruit. Malty; bready malts, caramel. Nice hop/fruit/malt balance. Mild hoppy bitterness over sweet malts. Liked this. Very drinkable. (2010-12)

3.1
fajry (2080) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 8, 2017
Fľaša z minipivovar.sk. Jantárová farba, biela pena. Pivo šialene penilo, aj keď bolo správne vychladené. Vôňa karamelová, citrusová. Chuť sladová, karamelová, tropické ovocie, citrusové tóny. Dlhá horká dochuť.

3.7
sinfull (1654) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Amber color. Medium-sized, white head. Aroma of malt , fruits with herbal and citrus hoppy notes. Malt dominates in taste but closer to end hops take over. Moderate , hoppy bitterness.

3.7
Kavu (4787) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2016
0,33l bottle shared with wiosna @ Wilhelm. Pours clear golden with a medium head. Aroma is fruity malts. Flavor is fruity malts with some hops. Good balance. Good stuff.

3.3
Lowenbrau (4276) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 19, 2016
12fl oz bottle @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 01-02-2015.
Pours some hazy amber with nice off white head. Diacetyl, malty, caramel nose. Medium body, average carbonation, some oily texure. Taste is malty, caramel, some fruity.

3.2
mzaar (3460) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2016
Flaska. Klar guldfärgad med ett frostigt vitt skum. Dofter av malt, frukt, ljust bröd och säd. Smakinslag av malt, citron, säd och bröd. Avslutas med en lättare syrlighet.

3.6
DrNosha (2343) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2016
355ml Flasche. Rot-braunes Bier mit hellem Schaum. Nussiger Duft. Haselnüsse, Zimt und Frucht. Antrunk überrascht mit Lakritz Noten. Dazu Malz und Nüsse. Recht herb. Im Abgang bittere Kräuteraromen. Rote Johannisbeere im Finish. Das Bier könnte ich mir auch in einem alten englischen Pub vom Fass vorstellen. Ziemlich orginell.


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