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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 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 (891) - 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 (58) - 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 (3019) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (8296) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Bottle from Beer Revolution. Pours cloudy golden with a thick white head and a floral aroma. There is a slightly harsh pale malt flavor with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
gururyan (687) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Total drain pour, wasted a spot in my $12 pick-6. I don’t know why I bother with anything Sammy, I only like about 1 out of every 10.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - MAR 6, 2013
pours golden with a small white head. Not a lot to this beer, light sourness and lightly malted, there is a bit of bitterness here also but that is about it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rjplumer (837) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Modest citrus aroma. Pale clear golden color. Has a quarter inch head of foam. Firm bitterness with a touch of sourness. Very carbonated. Somewhat clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (12742) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear amber color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted and produced fair lacing. Moderate citrus hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of short to moderate duration. Average drinkable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (5253) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Location: 12 oz bottle from Sparrow, 3/4/13

Aroma: The nose is clean and light, some pine, lemon, bread, and a good amount of spice
Appearance: Pours a clear gold color with a small white head and that leaves fairly heavy lace
Flavor: The taste is similar, there’s some light sweetness, light-mid hop bitterness, and a peppery finish
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a clean feel, average carbonation, and a tingly finish
Overall Impression: Cheers to Jack, I can only imagine how this beer compared to its contemporaries in the hops department. Now a days if it doesn’t have 100+ IBUs we call it a malt bomb, but if this is truly Jack’s recipe from 30 years ago it’s pretty good stuff.

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