cheap (4530) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
ilovedarkbeer (2436) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber color with a small bubbly head. Notes of fresh air, dusty malt, burnt bread, and muted citrus.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
N3lson1 (469) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not usually a huge fan of Pale Ales, but this Samuel Adams New Albion Ale was certaintly delicious!
DrnkMcDermott (2899) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2013 2,700th Rating! This packs a surprising punch for a beer with such a simple recipe (two-row, Cascades, and that’s it). Very pale color, like any standard pale lager, bubbles up to support a thick head. Mild hop smell. But on the tongue it’s a different story. But burst of hop bitterness. Cascade hops un-mellowed by any thing with pine or flowers or citrus. Probably made to feel more bitter by its lighter malt bill. Holds up well in these modern times, and I have to wonder what someone who discovered this back in 1976 after a lifetime of Bud would have thought. Hope the McAuliff family gets a chance to bring this back around.
joebudzjoe (667) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased in a liquor store in Tewsbury, MA. Cool story about this beer. Solid pale ale, with medium bodied, rather bready beer. Hops of grass. Slightly cloudy pale gold color. Nothing special, but very solid.
drowland (6770) - Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
10/26/13. 12oz bottle from Five Points. Mostly clear orange pour with a small khaki head. Wondering the freshness on this bottle... a touch of citrus on the aroma, but mostly malty, some tart orange, seems a bit oxidized. Malty flavor, lightly chalky, some tangerine, a hint of tartness. Meh.
Leighton (13851) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on the Metro North train into NYC. Pours clear gold with a large, fluffy white head. Smells of dried pale malts, light spruce and thyme. Light to medium sweet flavor with some rindy citrus bitterness, pine needles, hints of white bread and melon. Light to medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Moderately citrusy to finish with simple pale malts and white bread, and mellow stone fruits. Not bad.
TheBear11D (361) - Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The New Albion Ale pours a clear bright yellow color with an off-white head that didn’t last long and leaves no lacing. The aroma is light but I sense floral hops with just a bit of fresh bread. The flavor is also light, but I get a touch of honey up front with bread and floral hops. Overall this is not impressive, but it is also not horrible. This is average at best.