Hale's Pale American Ale | Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub

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Hale's Pale American AleHale's Pale American Ale

Brewed by:
Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
Washington, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Hale's Pale Ale

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-29-2002

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy orange color with a light carbonation to be seen rising to fill a rapidly dieing one finger white foamy head. Light lacing started to cling and then slid. The smell had a decent sweet caramel maltiness running along into a light citrus blend. The taste was a combined sweet caramel and citrus aspect to it. A light citrus aftertaste leads to a semi-dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. It was nicely carbonated. Overall, I say this was a pretty good APA that I could have again.

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Photo of FreshYeti
3.01/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured hard from bottle to glass in an attempt to coax head. It showed up thin and rocky, with large bubbles and some lacing.

Color is an opaque straw with less ruby or gold than other pale ales, becoming translucent as the glass empties.

Smell is pretty much spot on for the style. Northwest hops, grapefruit, and a mossiness that I associate with homebrews.

Flavor is a bit underpowered in terms of malt, the alcohol warmth is present. Hops notes are okay but just a bit funky - a tad sour. I expect a Seattle pale ale to be defined by a powerful symphony of citrus and pine - I’m finding this to be on-style but a bit forgettable.

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Photo of gandres
3.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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
medium bitterness
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

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Photo of hreb
3.72/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

"Since 1983" 12oz can served in pint glass. Beer pours very pale orange, bordering on amber, with a bit of cloudyness and a larger than average white head. Mild citrus fruit aroma. Nutty barley flavor, bitterness perfectly complemented by American hops. Overall flavor profile is citrusy: orange, tangerines. Clean finish with just a bit of residual bitterness. Lacing is substantial too, surprising for a 4.7% ABV pale ale. Carbonation is kept well in check, making for a pretty sessionable APA.

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Photo of jwc215
3.82/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can:

Pours golden amber with a lasting thin white head. Thin rings of lacing stick.

The smell is of light citrus - hint of pine/resin/floral notes.

The taste is of citrus with pine, some floral notes. Malt sweetness keeps it balanced until the dry, floral finish.

It is smooth. Lighter side of medium body. Refreshing.

An easy-drinking, balanced, traditional APA.

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3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bsonk
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hale’s Ales Pale Ale

A: Classic liquid bread. Pours red-amber with a little stripe of white bubbles on top.

S: yeasty and bready with a floral honeysuckle-like hop bouquet

T: delightful but simple. Well balanced bready malt, a little sweet, complemented by some slightly herbal lupulin hops. Would go well with olive oil and bruschetta.

M: really nice. Bubbly and a little bitterness lingering, a refreshing feel.

O: I’m glad I picked this up. A great example of a (non IPA) pale ale done right. Could be more complex but its simplicity is good right now. Has a lot of “ale"s in the name. 4.55/5.

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Photo of ssgunbond
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aquazr1
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superfriend
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of baile208
3.27/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This was a nice dark amber color and the smell was kind of indistinctive but did have some citrus. Tastewise, has a malty hint to it laced with cirtus and lemon. Smooth. Hint of caramels.

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4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of ArnieB
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Solid beer. A little sediment out of bottle but nothing disturbing. Nice taste with a little citrus. Overall, a beer I would order again but would not seek out.

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Photo of WAbeerfiend
1/5  rDev -72%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Mac & Jack's pint glass on 05.09.14.

A: Orange/red. No head or lacing. Chunks were floating in it.

S: Biscuit, citrus.

T: Burnt flavor, citrus, metal.

M: Flat.

O: I thought that this was a bad bottle because of the sediment, but it is bottle fermented according to the label. This is the second go around with this beer. The first one that I had was the same with chunks and all so maybe they have QC problems. Like the first time, this was also a drain pour.

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Photo of sherpahigh
3.12/5  rDev -12.6%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of rangahy
3.75/5  rDev +5%

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