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.
TorbenJensen (488) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Foam is somewhat tenuous. The aroma is a fine blend of malt, fruit, hops and nuts. It has a light fruit and nutty palate which together with a small hint of malt sweetness quickly taken over by a pleasant mellow hop bitterness. Can remind a lot about a good English ESB, but has the slightly more complex American and no pressing fullness of hops. It has a very dry finish, and long-lasting aftertaste.
mstrcrwly (666) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
drank from bottle..aroma of pine,resin,grass...tastes like it smells...just standard pale ale.
slowrunner77 (7071) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
a little thin, very average pale ale. there are better offerings out there, but it’s worth drinking...it just does nothing to separate itself from a large pack."
rumproasts (4128) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. Golden with small head. Mild body with pretty weak English hops. I’m not particularly impressed. A bit below average.
smcolw (600) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Modest head that dies to nearly no bubbles. Initially light lace, then none. Dark gold color with a touch of green; slight haze.
Pleasant floral hop aroma;
Closer to the British style in the malt flavor. Slightly tart and quite dry. The hop finish is brief and not very pronounced. Good body with a high carbonation level.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - 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 (14159) - 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 (768) - 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 (888) - Waukesha, 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.