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RATINGS: 852   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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This distinctive and refreshing American ale is brewed in the classic style, with traditional brewing, the finest English ale hops, and lightly roasted specialty malts. Hand-selected Fuggles and East Kent Goldings hops impart a crisp dry finish to this flavorful authentic ale. Jim Koch


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
efecher (70) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Not the best Sam has but a very decent Pale Ale. Nice hop notes and pretty smooth flavor throughout. Definitely a good beer to enjoy on a hot summer day.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (4690) - Utah, USA - JUN 19, 2012
12oz bottle picked up at the state store
Appearance: Clear golden with a medium sized white head and some lacing
Aroma: Honey, malts and skunky
Taste: Malts, grainy, honey and sweet
OK, sweet without much depth.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTAEgeek (1227) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours gold with a medium, off-white head. The aroma is citrus, floral, and pine hops, hay, and caramel malts. The flavor is sweet, with a subdued but pleasant bitterness. The palate is light to medium, fairly carbonated, and crisp. Overall, this is a straightforward and reasonably tasty ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reviewed: 10/7/10. 12oz bottle picked up in a mixed sixer from Total Wine. Poured into a pint glass. Pours a much lighter than expected pale gold. This looks like a lager. A small finger-width white head on top. Light lacing left behind. Scents of honey, flowers, jello, and faint fuggle hops. Good crisp ale here. Carbonation level is good, finishes clean. This has great flavor. Excellent balance between the bittering hops and a smooth sweet finish. Floral notes noted in the flavor, as well as some apple notes. This surprised me. I wasn’t expecting much, but this is as accessible of a Pale Ale as one can get. A spot in the fridge is set aside for this one from now on.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chipalsa (1309) - Florida, USA - APR 7, 2012
Bottle
Appearance - Clean yellow body, lots of bubbles, soapy head
Aroma - Honey, toffee, yeast and grapefuit
Taste - Toffee, dried orange, fuggles, hop finish

I didn’t expect much from this beer, but it was incredibly session-able. Lots of unique flavors in this pale ale, and the toffee notes combined with the light hop character in the aftertaste... This one may turn some heads as it’s not bad at all.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
keepersj12 (2693) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2012
Not very impressive. Light amber with a small head. The aroma is weak with some bread and grass. The flavor is the same with a touch of hops. Very thin and watery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kenko (85) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Deep gold with a 2 finger head that faded rather quickly, but had decent lace. Deep honey malt aromas with a slight citrus smell mixed in. Upon first tasting its a big honey malt followed by a subdued hop flavor finishing with a decent mix of the two. Pretty evenly balanced.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Billicus (289) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2012
hops comes through in nose, light amber hops in front alittle flora, flat malt essence lightly lingers, somewhat a champagne finish, overall, ok good refreshing warmer weather beer

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2012
Pale straw golden yellow color with a medium sized head. Almost no aroma. Taste is weak with only notes of hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nimrod979 (206) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle, Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow. Small one finger white head that dissipates quickly. Slight floral and fruity hop aroma. Pale malt. Nothing to crazy. Taste is some pale malt with a nice touch of hops flavor. Nothing overwhelming. Has a little fruity sweetness. Nothing too complex but a solid English pale. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Easy to drink. Quick finish a little metallicy.


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