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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (3100) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 24, 2013
UPDATED: APR 26, 2013 Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a small white head that slowly dissipates withsome lacing. Aroma is honey, grain, and grass. Flavor is about the same, medium sweet, light grassy bitter. Light body.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6670) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle. Deeply golden, average white head. Sweet and biscuity, with a peachy fruit character and a medium bitter finish that dries things out. Not bad, not great either. I’m not sure how I feel about this beer. I think I was let down a little. I don’t know. It’s late.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Solid beer. Poured a clear effervescent dark yellow. Aroma is light citrus, crackers. Super mellow, super low key. I imagine drinking this in the days when America was more of a beer desert would have been like sipping ambrosia from the gods, but as it stands now, the beer is a nice reminder of how far the beer scene has come.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2013
caramel, resin, golden, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light sweetness, light body, come on back Jack.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
musinj6 (391) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Pours an almost clear golden straw color with one finger head that leaves small to moderate lacing. Aroma initially of toasted malt, followed by a very surprising mild hoppy grapefruit presence. This is fantastic. Medium body with mild/moderate carbonation that is not to strong with creamy mouthfeel. Long mildly bitter finish. This is a fine ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Pine and earth aroma with grapefruit and light breadiness. Grapefruit and pine flavor with earth and bread. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and earth linger with breadiness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thetmaxx (745) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Poured from the bottle, aroma is malty like a draft Sierra. Flavor is similar very malty, some hop character. Maybe citrus hops. Not bad, comparable to most pale ales. Doesn’t finish to dry. Cloudy pour, decent lacing.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1598) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle at Monks. Clear pale gold pour. Large frothy white head. Semi-dry floral pale ale. Yeasty aroma. Light citrus fruit flavors. Lemon pie. Thyme. Dandelions. Very full carbonation for the style. Better than expected.

2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Pours a light-to-medium gold with a thin creamy head. Nice floral nose at first that mellows into a yeasty, thicker aroma. Creamyish, sticky mouthfeel. Not much depth overall. Yeasty, mild flavors. Moderately carbonated.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
drjay44 (2617) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thinnish off white head, with minimal lacing, over a clear, golden body.....nose is cereal malts, light hop spice.....tasste is light malts, light fruit (pear, apple), slight sweetness, finishing with a light bitterness.....mouth feel light of medium, carbonation adds a minimal tingle. This is an under hopped, lightly malted American Pale Ale. This is an old recipe and as such shows the tremendous evolution of American brewing. BJCP 7/3/12/4/7


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