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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8602) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2013
bottle. clear gold body with a small head, quickly settling. sort of a raw steeped pale malt / wort smell with strong, off-putting apple juice sugar. the mouth feels coated by an oily film; the hop character is stale; the malt flabby. a fresh bottle, but pretty much lifeless, stripped by filtration. it’s defining character is apple juice. the grain husks and chalk are not defining characters since these attributes are found in nearly all Sam Adams products.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ozarkspops (368) - - FEB 17, 2013
Very light copper pour. Little white head. Old school hop aroma. Earthy. Spicy. Sweet caramel and Munich malts in flavor too. Very light body with plenty of carbonation. Slightly sweet and slightly hoppy flavor. Kinda bland. ---Rated via iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (3012) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2013
12 oz bottle notch dated "enjoy by" Jul 2013. Pours light amber in color with a moderate size, sudsy white head. Weak head retention but some lacing S: Appealing grassy-floral-fruity mix. Hay, apples, citrus fruit, faint biscuits and spicy hops, T: Similar to the nose, but less apple and a clearer tangerine note. Interesting mix of flavors, with some complexity. Appropriate hop/malt balance. Feel: Light-medium bodied with medium-light carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shag (2684) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2013
A golden color with a white head. The aroma contains some citrus and herbal notes. Like a vitamin yo. The flavor is slightly bitter but mostly malty with some caramel, cooked veggies, and citrus. Wow another off beer but not so much so that its not enjoyable. Overall ok session stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dwyerpg (4874) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 16, 2013
An indistinct aroma. This was pretty disappointing to me. A slight hop but mostly more a like a plain flavor really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sherm1016 (1247) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2013
12oz bottle purchased at Discount Liquor. Pours a bright, golden yellow color with a white head and a little lacing. Aroma is hoppy, light citrus, some pine. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, bready, toasty, light bitter pine hoppiness, with a clean bitter finish. I saw a clip where Jack McAuliffe said that this tastes pretty close to his original New Albion Ale. If true, this must have really turned people’s heads in 1976. Somewhat tame by today’s standards for sure, but certainly as good or better than many APAs on the market today. Glad I was able to sample a taste of history. Thanks Jim, Jack, and everyone who helped bring this back.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2013
12oz bottle poured into glass. Another run of the mil pale from Boston Beer Co. All I can say bout this one is meh. Nothing to report, bland and not too exciting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
damzz (345) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Pours clear yellow with a thin white head amd a little lacing. Nose is slight malt with citrus from the hops. Palate is lighjt with slight malt and cirus hop bitterness. Nice light drink with 6% ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (6850) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2013
it’s in crayon, you berk! .. . bottle @ nobi .. . gold .. mild foam, good lacing .. . mild hops, light grain .. . a light beer, pretty good- chilled with philly blunt .. . now this beer is boring, but this must have been amazing 30 years ago! .. . .

have a look at techno mouse, hows he doin?

he’s freakin out!

why? whats wrong with him?

he’s had a gram of brie and two babybels!

oh no! get him into the ambiance hutch, quick!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
umich03jm (2767) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours an ultra clear pale yellow color with a fizzy head that fades quickly. Aromas are corn malt, straw, and some light fruitiness. Taste is moderately sweet corn malt, like many macro brews. The fruitiness, which tastes a little like fruit loops, helps to make it a little better but not much. Finish is crisp and somewhat satisfying. Not my kinda beer really.

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