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

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Samuel Adams Pale AleSamuel Adams Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.25%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,119
Reviews:
582
Ratings:
952
pDev:
14.12%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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Photo of Satsuma
3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Grupatre
3.76/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of antman27
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nvrmind16
3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very average pale ale.

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Photo of norinco
3.29/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of robebo44
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deebo
3.08/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Definitely an English ipa. Tons of malt with some citrus and earthy hop character. On the high end of carbonation. Decent beer but not something I’d go to often.

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Photo of chicagoish
3.01/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of matcris
1/5  rDev -71.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

LOOKS: Big chunks of, I'm gonna say, yeast. Murky and amber. A finger of head that sticks around. Was not expecting chunks.
AROMA: Woah. Smells like sour bread and grapefruit. Again, not good. Should I stay or should I go...
TASTE: Yeah, tastes not good, at all...sour.
FEEL: I'm done. No date notched on the bottle and part of the Summer pack. Hey, thanks BBC. Looking forward to the other bottle.
OVERALL: I can appreciate a cold BL with a good fish and chips, or burger, now & then. Really no other reason to buy Sam's products anymore. Most are pretty blah even when they're not infected and/or ancient.

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Photo of rdub
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ledouge
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jbalintjr
3.45/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kinda hazy with a medium head. Taste of grapefruit and papaya not overly bitter but an overall great tasting beer and kinda crisp finishing. Good summer beer

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Photo of ImperatorScab
3.03/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of puboflyons
3.59/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an expiration date of September 2018. Sampled on June 22, 2018.

The pour is a slightly hazy looking yellow tone with a long lasting, lacing-leaving white foamy head.

The aroma has a definite citrus and lemongrass sensation to it along with the white or sourdough bread character. Seems to smell sweet too.

Smooth, medium body.

The taste is bright and zesty not unlike the aroma with a modest bitterness on the backside. Lingers slightly.

This was out many years ago and now it's back.

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Photo of DaveCash
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnnnniee
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from the mixed case at Bj's
Mostly clear light golden color with a decent bubbly white head. Sweet bready and faint caramel maltiness beneath some light citrus and pine. Not horribly exciting but nothing objectionable either.

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Photo of Dalkri
4.62/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AccipiterofBeer
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.67/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zopiac
2.98/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Citrus on the nose but not on the tongue abs otherwise light. Good head and creamy mouthfeel.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.42/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

I can summarize this beer in one word: Pine...

...And I've learned I'm no friend of it in a beer; way too piney for my taste. Though it did look good in the glass and had very good lacing, and it had a full-bodied mouthfeel, the smell reminded me of muted Pine Sol and the taste reminded me of someone mixing way too many pine cones in their water. It was awful, it just wasn't something I will every gravitate back too. (Now I need to find a way to 'pine off' the other one I have to someone else...

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Photo of Suds
3.59/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've had this beer before, and can't believe that I never reviewed it. It was nice to find it in a mix-pack. The beer is a yellow-gold color with a little yeast-haze. Nice aroma Clean, light hops, distant fruit....a little malt. Nice taste...balanced and enjoyable. Drinkability is the emphasis of this beer.

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Photo of jcarlosv
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Samuel Adams Pale Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 952 ratings