hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another good beer from one of the best brewers. Pours a clear light amber with a white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is light with notes of citrus, hops, and grass. Good carbonation on the palate. The flavor is quite nice. Malty, sweet, and smooth up front with a decent hoppy, citrus finish. Not as hoppy as some pale ales, but very drinkable.
TorbenJensen (1452) - 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 (949) - 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 (9928) - 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 (4862) - 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 (617) - 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) - Chester, 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 (16080) - 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 (964) - 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.