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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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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3.2
iasteeler (1) - Fort Dodge, Alabama, USA - JAN 28, 2013 does not count
Nice floral aroma. Very little head with a vigorous pour that disappears quickly, very clear and finishes clean.

2.7
TomTron (452) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Pours a clear golden with basically no head that stays. Aromas a hops and grains. Flavor is pretty much a weak attempt at an APA. Some malts, some earthy hops in there, but nothing worth noting. It’s drinkable and tastes crisp and clean, but it’s forgettable.

2.7
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - JAN 27, 2013
It was ok. It was def. good for a light beer with more flavor. It has very little anything but is slightly bolder than a regular lt beer. Its clean, clear, crisp, hops are very light, and the strain used is kinda earthy. Overall its decent but good for a lt beer offering, not something I expected from Sam Adams, but ok.

3.4
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 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. A freestyle homebrew. Sessionable, yet distinct enough to be unique with bold flavor. (3594)

3.3
walleye (1099) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2013
poured a golden color with a white small white head. aroma orange and lemon, floral, bread. flavor same as aroma with some sugar when it warmed a bit

3.6
shrubber85 (11322) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle. Orange and sour barley malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Honey, lemon, barley malt and lightly bitter floral orange hops flavor. Very nice - wish I could have tried the original.

3.6
ContemplateBeer (2089) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Aroma of light floral hops, slightly toasted malts with some honey sweetness. Appearance is rich, still gold with creamy, sustained thin head. Flavor does resemble a blonde/golden ale in most respects, especially with the malt profile; the finish is light, dry and floral. Palate is medium, creamy and soft. A beer that I could enjoy, with or without the historical perspective. It’s kinda neat to try a "historical" beer that was made in your lifetime.

3
Palidor19 (3186) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2013
This beer, despite its weak aroma and lackluster look, packs a real punch in the flavor department. Really strong flavor of malt and some light hop after thought. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
Suttree (6358) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2013
I certainly appreciate the tribute here, and understand that I am kinda drinking history. That said, the beer is...predictably bland? I mean, I wasn’t expecting a hop bomb or anything like that. I was expecting something that by today’s standards is understated, and that’s what I got.

3.3
Patrickctenchi (6548) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Clear gold with a frothy white head. Scent is bready, light.....citrusy. Taste is a crisp, lemony malt. Very soft and tingly. Mild grassy hops and a little grain. A nice, pleasant ale....refreshing.


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