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RATINGS: 349   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!


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
AndyW68 (811) - 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 (2611) - 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 (3646) - 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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (1386) - 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 (763) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (9918) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Rather simple, straightforward malt sweetness. A bit of bread and caramel, light floral hops, and a touch of grass. Sweet, simple flavor of bread and a touch of caramel. Floral hops, maybe some grass, and minimal bitterness.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
ryecatcher (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Shit. This is complete shit masquerading as a microbrew. I’m not even going to waste my time describing it -- Schlitz would be more worthy. I blame myself -- shoulda known better when I read Jim Koch’s praise to the Beantown beer scene on the neck... but luckily, this was one bottle in a build-your-own-sixer from Binny’s. Boston is a cool town, but so far, I’ve never had a beer from there that didn’t suck.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onslow (1094) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear yellow brew with white head, rather lagerish in appearance. Aroma of grass, herbal hops, a little fruit. Taste is light but notable malt with grassy hops at the start of the swallow with a nice grassy, fruity and very slightly resinous finish. Nice light maltiness throughout. My first impression is that this is rather one dimensional but it has a hidden complexity.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
woodsboy (18) - Fairbanks, Alaska, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Interesting story behind this totally unremarkable ale. Label does not suggest that this is a Sam Adams brew, it even outwardly suggests that it is actually from the New Albion Brewing Co in Sonoma, CA. It is not until you read the smallest almost invisible print that lists the "address" of New Albion as Boston, MA. This beer pours pale amber with no head and has little character of an ale. Very mild taste, yeasty aroma. Its certainly not terrible but it is in no way interesting, lacks any individuality. Try one, dont buy a six pack.


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