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RATINGS: 353   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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4.7
SanfordBrewer (1585) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2013
translucent golden straw with a dense white head. creamy medium body with medium carbonation.

aroma: pale malt (has the graininess of basic u.s. 2-row and the doughiness of pilsner malt), noble-hop bitterness, and salty german-like minerality. very clean yeast character.

taste: clean pale malt, doughy saltiness that is very german-tasting to me, clean noble-hop bitterness, and no notable yeast esters or phenols.

really not what i was expecting, but very good. in a blind tasting, i would think this is a german helles brewed in a town with softer water like weltenberg.

4.4
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Pours clear and a golden-yellow color, lighter than most American pale ales. Has a distinct hoppy-lemony aroma that’s begging to be tasted. This is a delicious beer! It’s not an American pale ale by any means. There’s never a hop punch, and it’s got a much more muted flavor, almost like a sharp pilsner. There’s no caramelly sweetness that’s common in many pale ales, so you may not like it as much if that’s what you’re looking for. It’s got a robust flavor with a clean mouthfeel. This may perhaps

4.3
BREWMUSKCLES (2717) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2013
we are becoming a jaded community indeed! This brew is dense with flavors of fresh pine, grapefruit and lemony citrus, honey and cereal malt. each flavor well presented, wafting and balanced nearly perfectly. the liquid quality is full enough in flavor and body again dense enough for mischief but refreshing with just a touch of copper in the malt. no hit of alcohol on my lately overwhelmed tastebuds. and an aroma of......a beer that you can tell you are really going to enjoy. the good stuff.

4.3
MarkSachon (1034) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2014
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Loved the spices and the clean crisp taste. Another great one from Sam Adams.

4.2
lmatos (28) - San Juan, Alabama, USA - JUN 15, 2014
A very refreshing beer. Citrus aroma and a light citrus flqvor. A very good summer beer

4.1
AKThunder (167) - New York, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Was very pleased to see that Sam Adams was releasing this. Not as hoppy as many of the current pale ales that dominate the market today, this innovator has a nice blend of cascade hops and and a nice full body, American Craft Brew revolution starter is delicious, and everyone should try it while it lasts.

4.1
SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Pours pale golden with a large white head. Smells of citrus and hints of pine with subtle hints of malt sweetness. Taste is somewhat bitter with a solid malt backbone. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and mild mouth-carbonation, New Albion (Sam Adams) New Albion Ale finishes with a soft hint of bitter hop citrus and a tingle of caramel sweetness.

4.1
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Not a bad pale ale, just unexceptional. All the notes seem to be there -- some malty sweetness, some hoppy bitterness, perhaps some spices and citrus. But they are muddled together; the whole is less than the sum of the parts. B- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
tvazteca (20) - Brighton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2013
God this is a crisp pale. Smell is actually a little weak but that’s the only part of the beer that I don’t notice. The taste is light malt, a bit of cereal grainyness. It’s so crisp on the tongue with a great balance between the malts at the front and a nice floral and bitter hop finish. Nice bitterness left on the tongue with a heavy carbonation on the way down.

4
ChainGangGuy (4905) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2013
12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Enjoy By: Jul 2013.

Appearance: Pours a medium yellow body with a light, airy, tall, snow white head. Sticky wisps of lacing on the way down.

Smell: Just a gentle whisper of maltiness, as lightly bready as can be with equally modest notes of spice and lemon.

Taste: Lightly bready, mild-mannered pale malts with just a touch of imparted sweetness. Lightly spicy, peppered hops hinting just a bit little of lemony citrus and an altogether soft bitterness, though it’s amply bitter to rebound the sweetness. Drying, faintly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation. A bit lighter and more sprightly on the tongue than most.

Overall: A particularly pale pale ale, feeling more blonde-ish to me, though I liked it for a simple, easy-going brew that kind of grows on you.


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