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RATINGS: 355   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smcolw (530) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mbgrayson (543) - 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!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiercepanda (587) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brandon1989 (240) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jrodooo5 (1035) - 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!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jay_Dubbz (87) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (4110) - 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ilovedarkbeer (2300) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Pours an amber color with a small bubbly head. Notes of fresh air, dusty malt, burnt bread, and muted citrus.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Golden amber with a thin white quickly fading white crown and some lacing. Aroma is grainy and floral with caramel and sweet malt. Taste is floral and grassy with caramel and mild honey.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
On tap. Hazy dark fellow with a fluffy white head. Big grassy citrus hops aroma and taste with a lightly sugary malty finish and a smooth bright palate.


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