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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 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2013
12oz bottle. Golden pour, thin white foam. Aroma of green grains, pale malts, straw, earth. Heavy barley malt flavor. Tastes of pale grains, bread, cereal, leather, earth, grassy hops, light toast, some nut flavor, distant citrus zest, and lemon. Very simple, layered flavors. A nice Pale Ale. Tastes like an early American Pale. A freestyle homebrew. Sessionable, yet distinct enough to be unique with bold flavor. (3594)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
walleye (1082) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2013
poured a golden color with a white small white head. aroma orange and lemon, floral, bread. flavor same as aroma with some sugar when it warmed a bit

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9454) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle. Orange and sour barley malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Honey, lemon, barley malt and lightly bitter floral orange hops flavor. Very nice - wish I could have tried the original.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer (1821) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Aroma of light floral hops, slightly toasted malts with some honey sweetness. Appearance is rich, still gold with creamy, sustained thin head. Flavor does resemble a blonde/golden ale in most respects, especially with the malt profile; the finish is light, dry and floral. Palate is medium, creamy and soft. A beer that I could enjoy, with or without the historical perspective. It’s kinda neat to try a "historical" beer that was made in your lifetime.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (3096) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2013
This beer, despite its weak aroma and lackluster look, packs a real punch in the flavor department. Really strong flavor of malt and some light hop after thought. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5685) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2013
I certainly appreciate the tribute here, and understand that I am kinda drinking history. That said, the beer is...predictably bland? I mean, I wasn’t expecting a hop bomb or anything like that. I was expecting something that by today’s standards is understated, and that’s what I got.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (5210) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Clear gold with a frothy white head. Scent is bready, light.....citrusy. Taste is a crisp, lemony malt. Very soft and tingly. Mild grassy hops and a little grain. A nice, pleasant ale....refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (4382) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2013
12 oz. Clear orange-amber with a small ring of bubbles. Mild nose of resin caramel, light citrus and menthol. Flavor is menthol, resin, lemon, lightly toasted nut, and dry grass. Light body is dry and has medium carbonation. Definitely quality brew, but too much menthol hop for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Clear yellow pour with a white head. Aroma was bready malt and a little lemon. Taste was crisp, ceral grains, a little lemon at the end. Tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MaBeer1972 (1560) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2013
As a history lover, I applaud Sam Adams for launching this. Nice concept. However, I must rate it as I see (and taste it). - A very light golden lager-like appearance with a thin white head. Light bready aromas and flavor. Very thin body. Gassy finish. A marginal brew at best. Not horrible, but not very exciting either. I wonder if the original was 6% abv though?

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