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RATINGS: 853   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 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Onionkid (366) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Bottle. Aroma of orange and malt. Taste has some maltiness to it, mostly has a watery hoppy flavor to it. Orange zest and coriander. I’d say this is pretty decent, bit subpar overall. Not something to grab over another beer. 5.4% alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoePeesie (865) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2011
a decent Pale Ale, the first time I tried it, I didn’t think much of it, but upon follow up sampling’s, it has started to grow on me. Not something I would actively seek out, but a solid easy drinking Pale Ale. Prevailing taste is of roasted malts and mellow hops.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TomTron (386) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Pours a hazy yellow, with a foamy white head that dissipated quick. Has some fruity notes in the nose some hops coming through. Tastes has some mild bitterness and some fruity sweetness, but also a bit watery in the end. Carbonation is average, and it ends up being rather bland overall. Definitely a session brew and one I would recommend to someone who is new to the style, but not one I would consider a good representation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
seymour (1456) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Bought as part of the mix-pack, poured from bottle into standard pint glass. Nice copper color and lasting white foam. Distinctive English aroma hops. Malty-sweet taste with hints of bread and caramel, a little nutty. Bright fruity aftertaste from ale yeast. All-around, a nice interpretation of classic English Pale Ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
annunz123 (864) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Some malt and sweetness in the aroma. More of the same in the flavor, with a little bit of hop finish. Nothing special, but still a good, easy-drinking beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HeistAlmighty (1127) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 16, 2011
355ml bottle as part of a variety pack. Amber/orange colour. Smell wasn’t strong, taste was mostly malty with a good hops finish. Body is medium. Overall, a solid average ale with no standout strengths or weaknesses.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
williamstome (910) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Pale orange gold. Flavor: malt heavy with sweet hoppy spike. Aroma is hoppy but not very... plentiful.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scarletfire65 (968) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Deep golden with average head. The aroma is grainy, bread dough, brown sugar, and some orange. The flavor is malty sweet, a little over malted for an English Pale, but this is a Sam Adams beer after all. The East Kent Goldings are apparent on the mildly bitter finish. Unremarkable, but not terrible.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2015) - Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Nice amber color; Medium body; Aroma of malt, caramel, hops, & some fruit; Flavor of malt, pine/floral hops, citrus, and caramel; Finish is slightly bitter; Overall, nothing exciting - but a solid pale ale.


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