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RATINGS: 856   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This distinctive and refreshing American ale is brewed in the classic style, with traditional brewing, the finest English ale hops, and lightly roasted specialty malts. Hand-selected Fuggles and East Kent Goldings hops impart a crisp dry finish to this flavorful authentic ale. Jim Koch

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lemke10 (978) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2013
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 doesnt compare to that of say Stones IPA. I would call this a good bar beer to have 1 or 2 of.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Not a bad pale ale. Id say this one would be a good session brew for sure. Little bit hard to find however. Pours a hazy amber with a white head, Notes of malt and hops on the nose. Well balanced mouth feel. Would pair well with food.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
illidurit (2324) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Backlog purge. Bottle poured into a pint glass. Dim gold with white head. Very English with appley Fuggles and earthy Kent goldings, muddled tea-like maltiness, unfulfilling body.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
decaturstevo (6120) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Yellow almost gold pour with white head. Light perfumy hops with a wet dog like odor. Dry hay like maltiness with a perfumy hops bitter. Medium light bodied with aggressive carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
efecher (70) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Not the best Sam has but a very decent Pale Ale. Nice hop notes and pretty smooth flavor throughout. Definitely a good beer to enjoy on a hot summer day.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (7374) - Utah, USA - JUN 19, 2012
12oz bottle picked up at the state store
Appearance: Clear golden with a medium sized white head and some lacing
Aroma: Honey, malts and skunky
Taste: Malts, grainy, honey and sweet
OK, sweet without much depth.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTAEgeek (2117) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours gold with a medium, off-white head. The aroma is citrus, floral, and pine hops, hay, and caramel malts. The flavor is sweet, with a subdued but pleasant bitterness. The palate is light to medium, fairly carbonated, and crisp. Overall, this is a straightforward and reasonably tasty ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reviewed: 10/7/10. 12oz bottle picked up in a mixed sixer from Total Wine. Poured into a pint glass. Pours a much lighter than expected pale gold. This looks like a lager. A small finger-width white head on top. Light lacing left behind. Scents of honey, flowers, jello, and faint fuggle hops. Good crisp ale here. Carbonation level is good, finishes clean. This has great flavor. Excellent balance between the bittering hops and a smooth sweet finish. Floral notes noted in the flavor, as well as some apple notes. This surprised me. I wasnt expecting much, but this is as accessible of a Pale Ale as one can get. A spot in the fridge is set aside for this one from now on.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - APR 7, 2012
Bottle
Appearance - Clean yellow body, lots of bubbles, soapy head
Aroma - Honey, toffee, yeast and grapefuit
Taste - Toffee, dried orange, fuggles, hop finish

I didnt expect much from this beer, but it was incredibly session-able. Lots of unique flavors in this pale ale, and the toffee notes combined with the light hop character in the aftertaste... This one may turn some heads as its not bad at all.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
keepersj12 (3088) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2012
Not very impressive. Light amber with a small head. The aroma is weak with some bread and grass. The flavor is the same with a touch of hops. Very thin and watery.


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