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Samuel Adams Pale Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Pale AleSamuel Adams Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
79
okay

870 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 870
Reviews: 575
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 18
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-07-2001)
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JohnL9013

New Jersey

2.9/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A wonderful drain pour for me from Sam Adams.

A: The appearance is probably the only good feature of this beer. Nice half-inch head with some lacing and a pale-ale green-yellow.

S: Smells of light hops, light barley. Not much.

T: I'm sorry, but this beer is truly mediocre. I realize that Pale Ale isn't my style, but I've had other moderately priced Pale Ales before that not only impressed me, but blew this junk out of the water. There's just not enough flavor, and it's slightly too bitter, and almost sour from whatever citrus they added.

M: Way too carbonated and unpleasant. This is ultimately why I poured the remaining half down the drain...the unpleasant (lack of) taste combined with the unpleasant mouthfeel just creates the perfect storm of mediocrity for me.

D: Did I mention that I had to pour this beer down the drain?? I never have to do that!

Sorry, SA, but you need to look elsewhere.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2010 15:52:54 | More by JohnL9013
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Samuel Adams Pale Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 870 ratings.