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RATINGS: 353   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!


3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mschuier (14) - - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle.This is not your normal pale ale. Had a distinct earthy oaky flavor to it. Not bitter, but hoppy. Light brown beer. Nice aroma, if a little flat. Small amount of citrus in taste. Has a good small hoppy flavor. Definitely to try again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hartung32 (214) - Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Really interesting ale; if it wasn't a one-off, this would be a great warm weather Sam Adams(along with Summer, and Noble Pils). I haven't had anything like this: there's hoppiness and a lemony flavor(similar to Stone 16th anniversary, albeit a muted version). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kdm1984 (646) - Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Earthy aroma. Earthy flavor with malts and hops coming through at the end. Not your typical modern APA by any means, which makes it quite the throw-off. A real hippie pale ale. Not bad, but not a favorite for me personally as earthy beers are not among my tops. If you like earthy with your pale ale, though, then this will be a hit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle (oddly enough I hit rating 100 for this beer with it!). Pour is a clear medium to light gold with a smallish head and aromas of grain dust and light citrus... Aromas are not very pronounced. Flavor is sweet honey bread and light citrus hops... Kind of a lemon and peach edge to it. Not bad, and a very nice beer... But not as aggressive as I like my hops to be in a modern craft beer. I can see how this was a major departure from where the brewing arts were at the time, but I like the punchy stuff today much better. Thank you, Sam Adams for reminding us of where we came from!!!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1165) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Clear, yellow pour with a white head. The aroma is corn and light cereal. It has a medium body with crisp texture and lively carbonation. The taste is mildly bitter with a semi-dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricyclist (709) - Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Pale yellow pour with full two finger head. Nose is mild hops, kinda malty. Flavor is alright, kinda hoppy but nothing to write home about. According to the girlfriend: smells like dirty socks. Tastes like stale yellow urine. Done

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
S_Side_Smitty (444) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Pours crystal clear and gold with a small white head. Aroma is light grains and faint yeast. Taste is easy pilsner-like malts with a little bitter bite in th finish. Although not overly complex, it is easy to drink with a pleasant character.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrhillburger (12) - - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle. Was expecting this beer to be a bold and hoppy experience. Instead, I was delightfully surprised as it was a very gentle Pale Ale. The hops are there but in a softer way. Weird aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (1929) - New York, USA - FEB 5, 2013
A golden color body with a white head that had some retention and a little lace. A nice aroma, Nice grassy hops, some nice bread malts. Flavor was slightly sweet from the bread malts and had a nice balance of grassy hops and a nice bitterness. Although it seemed to be slightly two-dimensional it was easy to drink and is truly a good session ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
backdaft (214) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clean clear gold in color with a thin white head. Aroma is of floral hops and pale bready malts. Taste is of light grains and lemony? hops. Clean and crisp with lively carbonation. As the last reviewer said... Think of this as a hopped up pilsner and its just great.


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