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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Dough and bready malt and a shit ton of sulfur perhaps some light c hop notes. Golden pour thin head. Flavors of sulfur dough bread and soft c hops. Lingering sulfur and soft hop.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sawbuck (341) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Nothing much there for an aroma Pale golden color....head fades quickly. Sharp bite of muted malt and slight bitterness in front...almost pilsner-like. Finshes with a slushy bitterness that is unpleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Amber coloring with a large white head. Lemon and straw flavor with a bit of spiciness. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blackflag321 (493) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle pour to pint. Bright, light gold with medium head. Sour bready malt Peppery, resinous finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2941) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2013
bottle. light amber with small head. Nice pale ale. Mild hops and light bodied. not as distinctive as many modern pale ales, but i can see how this would have stood out among mass market beers back in the day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jahshuwuh (405) - USA - MAR 8, 2013
A golden color with half a finger of white head. A generally sweet scent with some floral, honey, banana, a little hop funkiness in the back. A salty taste up front with a fair amount of carbonation. Not much of the sweet comes through, pretty bland and uninteresting. A faint taste of honey in the aftertaste. Not feeling this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Yellow/tan and clear, not a lot of head and lacing. Aroma is a little floral, has some yeast components and some grassiness/graininess. Flavor follows the aroma. Kinda plain and simple, a good grainy base with some bready malts and a little hoppiness. Body is very light and easy drinking. It’s not bad but not super exciting either. As a historical beer, it’s interesting to try. Honestly I don’t think it belongs as an APA, it’s closer to blonde ale if anything.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ericular (659) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Pours light golden with a generous white head and tons of bubbles. Aroma is fruity and grassy hops, with very lightly toasted malts. Taste is sweet caramel, spice, and yeast up front, slightly sours while transitioning into a earthy muted malt finish. Palate is medium bodied, smooth, with soft carbonation. Props for recreating a revolutionary beer... but it’s pretty forgettable in today’s landscape.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mrthekidd (43) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Quite a boring beer. Nothing really bad to say but nothing great either. Rated right down the middle in all categories. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2714) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Reminds me of a red ale. Has a bit of wood in the aroma and flavor. Has a nice balance to it. What a revelation this must have been 30 years ago.

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