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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Jack McAuliffe’s pioneering spirit paved the way for the American craft beer revolution. We’re rereleasing his original Pale Ale, with its distinct American hop character for the first time in 30 years in honor of Jack and his contributions to craft brewing. Cheers!

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damzz (517) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Pours clear yellow with a thin white head amd a little lacing. Nose is slight malt with citrus from the hops. Palate is lighjt with slight malt and cirus hop bitterness. Nice light drink with 6% ABV.

SudsMcDuff (8499) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2013
it’s in crayon, you berk! .. . bottle @ nobi .. . gold .. mild foam, good lacing .. . mild hops, light grain .. . a light beer, pretty good- chilled with philly blunt .. . now this beer is boring, but this must have been amazing 30 years ago! .. . .

have a look at techno mouse, hows he doin?

he’s freakin out!

why? whats wrong with him?

he’s had a gram of brie and two babybels!

oh no! get him into the ambiance hutch, quick!

umich03jm (3512) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours an ultra clear pale yellow color with a fizzy head that fades quickly. Aromas are corn malt, straw, and some light fruitiness. Taste is moderately sweet corn malt, like many macro brews. The fruitiness, which tastes a little like fruit loops, helps to make it a little better but not much. Finish is crisp and somewhat satisfying. Not my kinda beer really.

Steverus0 (332) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - FEB 14, 2013
There really isn't a better way to describe this desirable beer than well-balanced. Malty notes match the hoppy character to carry a brew that is enjoyable throughout the year. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

unclemike (3165) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - FEB 14, 2013
12oz bottle. Golden pour, thin white foam. Aroma of green grains, pale malts, straw, earth. Heavy barley malt flavor. Tastes of pale grains, bread, cereal, leather, earth, grassy hops, light toast, some nut flavor, distant citrus zest, and lemon. Very simple, layered flavors. A nice Pale Ale. Tastes like an early American Pale

fidelis83 (2510) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Hazy gold pour with a 1 finger, creamy, bright white head that ahs good retention. Aromaa of citrus and planty hops, biscuit, toast, starchy grain, cereal and fruity yeast. Nice cereal and slightly sweet malt notes up front in the flavor, planty, floral an light citrus hops, bready and fruity yeast. Fairly nice, creamy entry, medium, sharp carbonation and dry finish with a slightly chalky feel and odd acidity that seems to linger for quite a while. Not bad, the heavily planty hop notes and weird acidity bring it down a bit, but other than that it’s a fairly clean, inoffensive APA.

Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2013
For such a simple beer from a simple recipe, it’s surprisingly good. Malt side offers some light toast and bread, with a decent amount of richness. Bitterness is mild yet balanced. Gentle hop aromas of flowers and herbs. Very easy to drink, balanced and sessionable. It’s humbling how far we’ve come since the time when this beer was first brewed ... and at that time, it was a giant leap from what was currently available.

maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark golden color with a very small head. Nose is a little hoppy, but seems slightly skunky, too. Taste is slight. Not a lot of flavor. Meh.

shonobiwan (219) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Long Island, NY - 12 oz. bottle pours a clear golden color reminiscent of a lager or pilsner. Aroma was malty, less hoppy. Honestly I think this is an attempt by big "craft beer" to tap into a smaller market. Taste was bland and no distinct or indicative of the American Pale Ale label. Would not recommend. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2013
12oz bottle from a fellow Siebel student. Pours a clear, golden-amber colored body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is somewhat fruity and lightly sweet with a bit of a citrus, bready caramel, and light grass. Flavor is similar. A few citruses with a light grassy pine and a lightly sweetened, somewhat bready, pale malt backing with a touch of caramel. Finishes clean and fairly dry with a medium-light bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a smooth, medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, this wasn’t anything special, but it was very easy drinking and well balanced. Clean and smooth with a decent bitterness. Not bad.

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