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RATINGS: 355   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (2948) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5142) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3658) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (3722) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MaBeer1972 (1309) - 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?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jethro6191 (435) - Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Pours gold with a thin white head. Fairly clear with only a slight haze. The carbonation level is high. Oranges, Lemon Pledge, and bready aromas. The flavor sweet with a low amount of bitterness. Citrus, bread, and earthy yeast notes. The mouthfeel is smooth with a carbonation tingle on the tongue. The finish is semi-dry with a lemon flavor that quickly fades away. In comparison this is not a great pale ale but it was a nice nostalgic experience.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (4066) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Clear golden with a thin but persistent white head. Nose of grassy and slightly floral pacific coast hops, with a blonde malt backbone. Flavor is somewhat light and crisp, but with a nicely balanced and nuanced flavor. Nice pale grain maltiness with grassy and flowery hops bitterness, and a little hop cone resin. Basically tastes like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale crossbred with a really good blonde ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2013
From a growler. Pours a golden color with a fizzy thick white head that faded quickly but leaves decent lacing. Smells of honey, caramel, toasted malt and light hops. Taste starts off with hops upfront, then I can taste the sweetness from the honey, caramel and roasted malt. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with great carbonation. It was nice to finally try a piece of craft brewing history. I was excited when I heard Jack Macauliff was teaming up with Sam Adam to remake it. It reminds me more a pale lager than a pale ale though but it was pretty good overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle. I remember reading about this beer a few months ago so what the hell ill swing for a single. Pours clean clear straw golden with a thick frothy white head and sticky lace abounds the outer edges of the mini shaker. Nose is clean and fresh, lots of honey and toasted malt character, some light grassy and earthy hop notes, very minor notes of plastic. Much more lager-like. Flavor follows suit as it tastes, drinks and feels like a cleaner, well made premium/pale lager. Some subtle more pronounced hop bitterness up front, but it’s short lived and the middle and finish is slightly sweet with a corny and cereal grain flavor. Its still very drinkable and well made, as mentioned previously, but it’s not really close to what I have become acustomed to in the American pale ale category. But I’m remembering now that this is a throwback beer to what may have been the first American pale ale so perhaps it’s exactly what it aspires to be. Grows on me and I sorta like it in that historical nostalgia sort of way.


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