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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (2001) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Hazy gold pour with a 1 finger, creamy, bright white head that ahs good retention. Aromaa of citrus and planty hops, biscuit, toast, starchy grain, cereal and fruity yeast. Nice cereal and slightly sweet malt notes up front in the flavor, planty, floral an light citrus hops, bready and fruity yeast. Fairly nice, creamy entry, medium, sharp carbonation and dry finish with a slightly chalky feel and odd acidity that seems to linger for quite a while. Not bad, the heavily planty hop notes and weird acidity bring it down a bit, but other than that it’s a fairly clean, inoffensive APA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aubrey (3444) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2013
For such a simple beer from a simple recipe, it’s surprisingly good. Malt side offers some light toast and bread, with a decent amount of richness. Bitterness is mild yet balanced. Gentle hop aromas of flowers and herbs. Very easy to drink, balanced and sessionable. It’s humbling how far we’ve come since the time when this beer was first brewed ... and at that time, it was a giant leap from what was currently available.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maxwelldeux (3763) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark golden color with a very small head. Nose is a little hoppy, but seems slightly skunky, too. Taste is slight. Not a lot of flavor. Meh.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shonobiwan (212) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Long Island, NY - 12 oz. bottle pours a clear golden color reminiscent of a lager or pilsner. Aroma was malty, less hoppy. Honestly I think this is an attempt by big "craft beer" to tap into a smaller market. Taste was bland and no distinct or indicative of the American Pale Ale label. Would not recommend. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2013
12oz bottle from a fellow Siebel student. Pours a clear, golden-amber colored body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is somewhat fruity and lightly sweet with a bit of a citrus, bready caramel, and light grass. Flavor is similar. A few citruses with a light grassy pine and a lightly sweetened, somewhat bready, pale malt backing with a touch of caramel. Finishes clean and fairly dry with a medium-light bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a smooth, medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, this wasn’t anything special, but it was very easy drinking and well balanced. Clean and smooth with a decent bitterness. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11389) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Bottle from Capitol Beer. Pours light amber gold with a creamy white head. Light malty aroma with fruity/grassy hop. Med minus body. Flavor is quite mild. Starts with some grassy hop then light roasty malt pops up. Finish is grassy/fruity dry. Bitter enough to scare people 30 years ago? After reading a book for 15 minutes while not paying attention to what I was drinking, my brain stood up and said "good stuff". So perhaps it’s a bit subtle for those of us used to hop bombs. But it is good stuff. Rating up a bit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blairgus (2688) - California, USA - FEB 12, 2013
12 feb 2013, bottle. yellow, clear, some steady bubbles. nose is slightly sweet malt, faintly skunky lager hops. thin body and moderately fizzy. light caramel malt, mild grassy hop finish. meh.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (6323) - lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle clear yellow-orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of cracker, biscuit, buttered bread, hints of grass, spice, slight earthy tones, slight pils malt notes, smells like a decent pilsner. Taste is a mix of sweet caramel, biscuit, some vanilla, cracker, slight grass, spice, yeast notes, mixing into a slight odd earthy and grainy hay tone, finishing sweet. Started well.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Appearance is a golden color much like a light lager with just a film of a white head. Aroma is very mild with just a hint of malt and very mild hops and lagerish yeast. Taste is a mix of a light flavored ale and a pilsner. Not much going on with a very light mouthfeel and a lot of carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 11, 2013
I was so intruiged by the story on the side of the 6 pack carrier, that I had to purchase this. Hazy amber pour into a S. A. Perfect Pint glass. Aroma of malt, hay & light hops. Slightly sweet upfront, decent malt backbone, subtle hop on the finish. More fizz on the tongue than expected. Left with a funk in my mouth.


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