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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!


2.7
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rjplumer (389) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (10551) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3849) - 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.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
AndyW68 (1056) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Yellow gold with white head. Aroma of malt, tea and honey. Taste is unexpectedly bitter, hoppy with a hint of lemon peel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2890) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle. Fruity bready malt aroma. Slightly hazy golden yellow with a moderate white head. Bready, lightly sweet barley malt and light grassy hops flavor. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Quite nice, and easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3906) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 1, 2013
12 ounce. Lemon. Citrus. Grassy taste. Not bad, though not a modern pale. If this is accurate, I get why this would have been a big deal in the ’70s.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (1490) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Middle-of-the-road pale ale. Fairly bitter, but with routine aroma and taste. Average body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 28, 2013
12oz bottle. Slightly hazy golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma of toasty malt, lemon, herbal tea and honey. Flavor is honey malt, doughy yeast and a medium hop bitterness. Medium to light body with average carbonation and a crisp, bitter finish. Real nice, easy drinking pale.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rader58 (775) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 27, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours a very pale yellow. Aroma of bubblegum, floral and grain. Flavor is very thin, slightly bitter and dry with the subtle hints of corn. Tastes like a glorified Pale Lager. Not good.


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