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Jack McAuliffe’s pioneering spirit paved the way for the American craft beer revolution. We’re rereleasing his original Pale Ale, with its distinct American hop character for the first time in 30 years in honor of Jack and his contributions to craft brewing. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (779) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2013
Orange. Sweet smelling hops. Not much bitterness in body. Mostly sweet flavors that don’t last too long. Fairly enjoyable but fairly short, lacking a long lasting palate. Overall I liked it, though its a little bit of an unfulfilling experience.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Ashandari (5) - - APR 17, 2013 does not count
This brew was almost indistinguishable from PBR. If this is how they brewed it in the ’Old Days’ then I’m glad we live in the modern era.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ernest (6264) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), with light notes of DMS, celery, ammonia, detergent. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean. Medium body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. How incredibly insulting to Jack. All kinds of off notes in the nose (smells like swill lager to be completely honest, there’s nothing attractive about it other than some faint hops), and it’s ridiculously syrupy sweet and dirty in the mouth. It blows my mind that this was considered acceptable, much less good. At least Sierra Nevada’s Jack and Ken’s brew was decent, this is truly repulsive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
boxofrane (2165) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear light orange with minimal head and tons of carbonation. The aroma Is a mix of grassy hops and lager. The taste has a light hop kick, light citrus. Decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BucannonXC5 (890) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 13, 2013
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Lagunitas mason jar From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif. Price: $1.99 Purchased: March 28, 2013 Consumed: April 12, 2013 Misc.: Best by June, 2013 Poured an orange amber color with two fingers of long-lasting white head. Nice looking foamy lacing on the sides. Very good retention on the top all the way down. Smelled a skunky malt to start. Also some hay, cereal and grass. Some faint lemon late as well. Pretty earthly overall. Tasted better than the smell. Still earthy, grainy and heavy, but more citrus notes. Malts were grass, hay and skunk. Some hops, maybe resin and faint citrus. Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average-to-lively (above average) carbonation. Abrupt finish. Nothing special about this pale ale. Not even worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
UDBeernut (1777) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2013
Yellow, small head. Nose is bland. Taste is malt based with some flowers on the finish. Watery body. An APA for a commodore 64 world.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mlmeeks (46) - Winona, Mississippi, USA - APR 11, 2013
From bottle. Yellowish color. Very clear. Little head retention that doesnt last. Slight floral aroma. Good but nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2013
Orange-yellow with tiny off white head. Aroma is muted, some floral hops and a bit of skunk. Light-medium body. Flavor is ok. Lightly sweet, some caramel, a sour-dry finish. Not much hops. Drinkable, but trying to decide if it’s subtle or boring, leaning towards boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1515) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2013
Bottle. Clear pale yellow with no head. Light floral aroma and slightly sweet taste. Moderate palate. Overall okay, no major flaws.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6579) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2013
12oz bottle, from Party Source. Best by July 2013. Clear yellow color. Good thin white head. Little loose lace. Medium body. Good crisp lighter carbonation. More dry texture. Smooth and easy-drinking. Interesting, tasty hop profile. Minimal citrus makes it an appreciated change of pace from most of the new pale ales I’ve been tasting lately. More hay, grassy notes. Some floral hop. Not assertive, more smooth and approachable, but still satisfyingly hoppy. Good light bitterness. Little sweet taste, a nice zestiness. Solid, easy-drinking pale ale that I wouldn’t mind getting again.

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