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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 12/20
Bulk_Carrier (2672) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a light golden yellow colored body yielding a one finger white foamy head, streams of slowly moving carbonation are seen rising. Some spotty lacing is left here and there around the pint glass. The smell had malts and butteriness up front, yet some slight distinct notes of hops faintly in the background. The taste was sweet and smooth through the malts. The palate sat about a medium with some light harshness on the tongue. It leaves a buttery aftertaste and a sticky finish. This is a fairly sessionable beer as the alcohol really isn’t tasted or felt whatsoever. Overall, this was not bad, but nothing spectacular. This was decent for its style and just average to me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkSachon (725) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2014
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Loved the spices and the clean crisp taste. Another great one from Sam Adams.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Cloudy Amber Color, Medium Frothy Head, Decent Lacing. Faint Pine Floral Hop Aroma. Malt, Light Sweetness and Pine Hops. While it is drinkable, it really does not stand out in today’s over saturated craft beer scene. Therefore this has to be rated from a different perspective - as a very first craft beer that has started it all when macros ruled it all. Not bad At All.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smcolw (567) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Small head, but it lasts. The liquid is dirty gold and mildly cloudy. Some ring lace after each sip. Creamy malt aroma with a very balanced flowery hop smell. This is an archetypical APA. Some soft pale malt up front. No sweetness (until just prior to the swallow), but it isn’t lip-smacking dry either. The finish is bitter and well-balanced. Richer body than most APAs, high carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mbgrayson (617) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Pours a cloudy golden yellow, with decent white head. Malty aroma, slightly sweet. Taste is fairly ’meh’, but smooth and drinkable. Not much palate at all. This beer isn’t very good in today’s craft beer rich environment. If this is a faithful representation of the original, we’ve come a long way since then!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiercepanda (608) - Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2014
A clear golden beer with a small white head. The aroma is grain and dough, some fruity hops. The flavor is subdued malt with a growing hop bitterness toward the finish. Also, kind of watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brandon1989 (435) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2014
pours a dark amber color and small white head. the aroma was very floral and some what grainy. the taste is very similar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jrodooo5 (1214) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Had no idea this was a Sam when I picked this up. Not very impressive! Has a fairly decent pale golden pour with a nice white head and ok lacing. Aroma is lacking with almost a sour hop undertone if there is such a thing. The taste is oddly bitter w/ not much else going on. Average at best!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jay_Dubbz (103) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Poured from 12oz bottle. This beer from Sam Adams far exceeded my low expectations. Really a great session beer with fantastic flavor. Something i don't see much of these days from Sam Adams. --you've been Dubbed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (4525) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Ok, so I was fooled that it was not sam addams. In my clear Harley Davidson mug from Iceland, thanks daughter! Smell? is very mild perfumy hop aroma. Yep, smells quite like a good beer. Nice clear yello pour with a big head. First taste is aggressive ale attributes but never approaches ipa territory, just a simple ale. Some decent co2. Yes, there is no sediment on the bottom of this bottle. Keeps annoying my taste buds but it never gets over the top in rude hop flavors, just simple cleaner hop flavors. Not cloying nor is it lasting. more cloudy yellah as I get near the bottom of the bottle. Towards the finish it seems to be ok. Could deal with it again. Well, fairly good overall beer experience, pleasantly surprised. Yes, not really too bad for an ale, heheh. This coming from a lager lover.

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