Heat99 (56) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2001
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
What is with this beer? When I poured it, I immediately thought there was a skunk in the house. Horrible aroma. Really turned me off before I even took a sip. There was pletiful head and lace in the glass...as well as some suspended bubbles or ’something’ in the beer...still not sure what that was. It had a golden, cloudy (by the bubbles or whatever) color. I was however surprised when I took a taste...it really wasn’t that bad. I mean, after that smell, I expected it to be foul and rank...but it was a bit flavorful with a very bitter taste, and even more bitter aftertaste. This beer ’pales’ in comparison to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. As someone else mentioned, I think I must have gotten a bad or old batch. The label on the bottle was torn and it was the last one. Who knows? Oh well...Mr. Adams...This was the first disappointment from your company. I guess you’re allowed one ’off’ beer. Just don’t let it happen again.
Beergeek23322 (1685) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5/29/2010. Light amber color with a white head. Malty aromas with light fruit, citrus and caramel. light hoppy flavors with malt and caramel mostly.
TBone (11230) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @brewery as "Pale Ale with Cascade hops"
Clear golden color, good off-white head. Piney, malty aroma. Light to medium bodied. Pale malty, clean palate. Light piney-citrusy finish. Balanced.
firkinChad (49) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A-yellow, clear, head has sudsy white head that disappears quickly
A-bready malt, and faint grassy hop aroma
T-light malt, again bread and grass is the most I can really get out of this.
P-thin,crisp body. I keep double checking bottle for lager
O-A great introduction beer, never revisit after that, very blah.
jcweaver (740) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a small white head. Malt and toasted grain aroma with a touch of fruit and florals. Caramel and light grain flavor with a touch of fruity and floral hops. Dry and only slightly bitter finish. Flavor mostly dominated by the malts.
Lemke10 (620) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sam Adams Pale Ale is probably one of their more bitter beers but it still has that delicious full body taste and smooth texture that Sam Adams is know for. I should mention that even though it does have that bitter taste, the bitterness still doesn’t compare to that of say Stone’s IPA. I would call this a good bar beer to have 1 or 2 of.
NeoHippie2 (629) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad pale ale. I’d say this one would be a good session brew for sure. Little bit hard to find however. Pours a hazy amber with a white head, Notes of malt and hops on the nose. Well balanced mouth feel. Would pair well with food.
illidurit (1961) - Sonora, California, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Backlog purge. Bottle poured into a pint glass. Dim gold with white head. Very English with appley Fuggles and earthy Kent goldings, muddled tea-like maltiness, unfulfilling body.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yellow almost gold pour with white head. Light perfumy hops with a wet dog like odor. Dry hay like maltiness with a perfumy hops bitter. Medium light bodied with aggressive carbonation.
efecher (70) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Sledutah (3624) - Utah, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.