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RATINGS: 349   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!


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ccex (891) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2013
12 oz. bottle pours a clear golden color with small white head and minimal lacing. Not much to smell. Aroma has some lemon, grass, grains, and faint citrus hops. Body is light to medium. Mouthfeel is crisp with lively carbonation. Taste is almost nondescript. This reminds me more of a kosch than an American Pale Ale. Although this might be an historicallty important recipe, it doesn’t do much for me. I’ve enjoyed many less expensive Sam Adams beers more than this one. Not bad, but recommended only for students of American brewing history. I will not try another 6-pack of this.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
robloc303 (263) - Erie, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Pours hazy yellow. Not much on the nose, just a hint of lemon. Not much going on here. A small taste of wheat and lemon followed by some bitterness. More like a filtered wheat than a pale ale.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brewdork (205) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Pours sparkling golden with very little head. Faint bready aroma. Decent hop character with a yeasty bread finish. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and fizzy. Perfectly good pale ale, but not spectacular.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5489) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours a golden hue, with a bright white head of solid, tight foam. The aroma is bright and citrusy. This drinks with a rich, creamy mouthfeel, with a snappy, sweet-grassy flavor. A bit "kolsch-y" if you ask me. Light yet flavorful and snappy. (#5006, 5/5/2013)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillWyce (673) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2013
From notes: Poured straw color, with a slight haze and a 1-finger white head. Mild citrusy hop aroma. Light-to-medium body, slightly oily with a dry finish. Light flavor, citrusy with some resiny notes as well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Slightly hazy gold color with a small head. Musty, dank, and vegetal aroma. Dry honey flavor. Moderate bitterness. Almost some skunkiness. Full bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (872) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 3, 2013
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau. Subtle floral hops with a little earth. Slight sweet malt. Clear, pale gold with moderate white head of various sized bubbles. Taste of dirt floor, slight corn and flowers. Have a slightly stinging bite half way through. Some moderate buttering. Slightly astringent.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Darwenus (486) - Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Golden peach color with a little foam and a little lace. There’s a midly beer like aroma and kind of a malty, slightly tangy beer like taste. It made me really crave a beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcos (1442) - Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle on 5/2/2013.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow.
Aroma: Aroma of light hop, lemon.
Taste: Light bitterness, lemon, balanced.
Palate:<Medium light body, lightly sticky, quick aftertaste.

Summary: A solid APA that really leans on the lemony side for me.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silverbush85 (59) - - MAY 3, 2013
Excellent beer. More flavor than standard "lawnmower" beer. Hint of wheat, with a subtle hop finish. Most will enjoy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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