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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Underdogs88 (261) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Moderate citrus aroma. Pale gold appearance with a white head that dissipated quickly. Nice citrus hop flavor. Not overpowering. Balanced with a bready grain flavor. Medium-light body with a moderately-high carbonation. Overall, its a nice, smooth moderately hopped pale ale. I enjoyed tasting this piece of history.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (2275) - Richmond, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Clear golden with a small whitish head. Aroma of grass, bread, and light citrus. Taste is light and malty with a mild bitterness. Light-medium bodied and slightly dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3077) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2013
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, bread and grass. Taste is sweet malts and grass. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
radio_nowhere (1258) - Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2013 Read the interesting story behind this one so felt compelled to try it. 12oz bottle into pint glass, light gold color with white head. Aroma of sweet bready malt and earthy/citrus hops. Taste is much the same, maybe some fruity notes. Light body, medium carbonation, crisp, clean with some lingering hop bitterness. Is it the most amazing APA I’ve ever had? Nope. But from a historical perspective I see why this amazed people compared to the then boring pale lager, and how far APA’s have come. Overall a good experience, a nice easy drinking APA for warm days to come.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hangover (1094) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Somewhat cloudy yellow-orange pour, nice and bright. Musty, yeasty aroma. Flavor is odd. Bitter, citrusy with some bread/malt notes. Crisp finish, lingering earthiness. To be honest, I like it. A bit different, pale ale is a broad category and this one fits the bill.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (4927) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Aroma is citrus, yeast and mildly gritty malts. The flavor is citrus, mildly gritty malts and a mix of bitter and mild tartness in the finish.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hartung32 (252) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kdm1984 (814) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBunn (2609) - 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!!!

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