hayduke (3322) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Poured gold with a creamy white head and good lacing. Nose of light malts and grassy and floral hops. Light to medium body. Flavor is grassy hops and light bitterness. Finish is mild and lightly bitter. Quite drinkable and I can see why it spawned the craft beer revolution. .
Strykzone (4826) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. So this was what brought about a revolution? Today it more resembles a golden ale. It is clear gold and has an off white head that leaves some lacing. Light hops, a bit of grain, oatmeal, and very light pepper. I guess that when compared to what else was available then this was revolutionary. Maybe we have gotten spoiled. I like being spoiled.
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tan wheat colored beer, with okay cover. Crisp nose of gently apportioned malt and hops, that harkens the end of fall. Medium-bodied, but rather light on the flavor. Grains are really subdued, although a touch of sourwood shavings break through. Mild and forgettable.
cfrancis (2264) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours light golden yellow with a small white head that quickly disappears. Aroma is light grains and earthy hop. Taste is much the same. Solid beer.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
It tastes similar to how it looks: A kind of below average american macro lager. Definitely not a fan. Fancy labeling, but tastes like a poor lager.
jasonroden (6) - West Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2013 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wow. I was impressed. I think it’s seasonal. But this did not disappoint. Flavorful without a bitter aftertaste. Well done
Maverick34 (2178) - New York, USA - AUG 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale yellow from bottle. Grassy cider aroma. Cereal malts. Light hops. Kind of boring.
Cybercat (3225) - Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear solar yellow with a very thick and fine-bubbled buttery pale tan head. Strong, crisp aroma is mainly malt and yeast with a fruity, floral undertone. Well-rounded malty flavor has a nice hoppy undertone and a fruity hint plus a touch of hoppy bitterness. Smooth, firm texture has only a little fizz, but this is the brew’s weakest point, and it isn’t weak by much. Overall, a satisfying and highly worthy ale, an excellent tribute to Jack McAuliffe and his contribution to craft beer.
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle:   Straw, thin frothy white head, little lacing.   Pale and musty hop aroma.   Dull and mealy start, very pale hops.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Stale hoppy finish.   Nothing off, except
that perhaps its musty and more basement like than usual.   Otherwise, this is the definition of pedestrian.   Little to no hops, soft malt, very soft sweetness.   Its like they made an Pale Ale to not offend anyone.
Super duper boring, and offensive to craft beer.   Blech...   Standard Sam Adams brews aren’t like this stuff, thankfully!
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured in a Sam Adams perfect pint
Best by July 2013
A - Pours a clear honey gold with a clingy white head of foam. Good looking beer but, ok retention with minimal lacing.
S - Clean pale malt, slightly sweet, grassy, spicy hop,
T - Honey kissed grains, dried grassy hops, a touch of lemon pepper hops, sweet cracker pale malt, golden delicious apples, lemon twang, the bitterness is light and peppery. Finishes tangy sweet but dries out right at the end.
M - Light to medium body, has a prickly carbonation bite, crisp finish.
Not sure how accurate this is to the original but it’s good and I’m glad they resurrected and paid homage to this recipe. It has a nice apple sweetness with a peppery finish and would go great with grilled pork.
Serving type: bottle