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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (1765) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - APR 25, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy light gold with a 1 finger white head. Minor lace. Weak aroma of biscuity malt & foral hops. Flavor is semi sweet with more biscuit followed by some mild pine resin. Thin palate. Not a lot going on here. If this is the beer that started the craft beer movement, than it’s a wonder it got off the ground. Boston Lager is way better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours semi cloudy yellow gold with white head. Nose and taste of lemon, light malt, sweet bread and mild grassy/spicy hops. Lighter bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Witzend (17) - - APR 19, 2013
Poured from a bottle nice clean crisp color with a malty citrusy aroma nice summer ale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnstone (2433) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 19, 2013
Clear-golden color with soft white head. Sweet bready aroma with some light orange/orange-peel aroma. Light bodied, lightly sweet-bread with some of that orange/orange-peel character. A nice idea and Im glad they did this project...not a bad beer, but such a defined SA malt character shows through that it makes me believe that this is far from the original taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (1157) - 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 (7034) - 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 (2553) - 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 (1220) - 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 (2386) - Between JAX and SGJ, 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.

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