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RATINGS: 954   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonnyC22 (164) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 2, 2009
Smells, looks, and tastes like a pale ale. Nice crisp start with good light carbonation and a sweet, sticky mouthfeel.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (3756) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2016
Bottle from Slijterij Groningen, a rather old bottle unfortunately. Chewy malty caramel aroma with toffee, biscuit, touch of fruits and hoppy notes which I imagine are more intense in a fresh sample. Flavour is medium sweet and mildly bitter. Body is medium. Age has turned this into a malt-bomb.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (6665) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2016
355ml [email protected]s. Poured golden color with a thin white head. Fruity, malty aroma, some biscuity notes. Flavor has similar things, biscuit, dark fruits. Hoppy, bitter finish, but feels old.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (6636) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2016
(Bottle, 0.355 l - BB 18.02.2017, at Kaunis Kampela, 20161118) The beer poured mahogany coloured and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had fruitiness, caramel and biscuits. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, sweetness, biscuits, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter. A bit weak hoppy pale ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baramba (1032) - ITALY - NOV 12, 2016
On tap. Copper with white head. Malt and pine hoppy aroma. Sweet caramel flavour with medium hoppy finish

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mister_Li (1034) - GERMANY - NOV 5, 2016
Leicht trbes Bernstein mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, etwas Karamell, leicht fruchtig, Zitrusfrchte, Orangen.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (3071) - SPAIN - OCT 11, 2016
Bottle 35,5cl @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain. A: Hazy amber. T: Malt, caramel, citrusy, hoppy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciocanelu (1613) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - AUG 8, 2016
Slightly hazy amber color with beige head. Aroma has grapefruit and resiny hops. Taste starts with grapefruit and orange, followed by an underlying malt sweetness and finishes with medium to intense piney hop bitterness. Light body but the mouthfeel is quite smooth. Really good overall. Classic, well made pale ale with high drinkability.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tjeerd (357) - GERMANY - JUL 31, 2016
Hazy, dark amber beer. Limited carbonation. Light sour but full mouthfeel. Soft finish. Bitter aftertaste. Not bad at all.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
javiercrasher (328) - Granada, SPAIN - JUN 20, 2016
Soberbia! Cobriza. Maltosa, presentes caramelo y frutos secos. Bastante cuerpo y ligeramente amarga

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (2892) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUN 19, 2016
33cl bottle from cervezalandia. Dark cooper. Thin white head. Light sweetness, medium bitterness. Aroma is herbs, hops, malt, caramel.


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