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Samuel Adams Pale Ale

Rating
88
Price
$10
Brand
Alcohol
5.4%
Bottle Size
12 oz/6 pack
Issue Date
9/1/2018
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This slightly hazy, golden pour opens with assertive piny and grassy hop aromas, perhaps a bit more suggestive of an IPA as opposed to a pale ale. The medium-bodied palate offers a pronounced sweet-malt core of caramel and biscuit flavor that grounds the intense citrus-rind hop profile, with lingering notes of lemon oil, rind and some resinous pine notes. A good amount of bitterness remains through the drying finish, ending slightly slick and sticky. Lauren Buzzeo

What Is Blind Tasting?

All tastings reported in the Buying Guide are performed blind. Typically, products are tasted in peer-group flights of from 5-8 samples. Reviewers may know general information about a flight to provide context—vintage, variety or appellation—but never the producer or retail price of any given selection. When possible, products considered flawed or uncustomary are retasted.

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*Products deemed unacceptable (receving a rating below 80 points) are not reviewed.

98-100

Classic
The Pinnacle of quality

94-97

Superb
A great achievement

90-93

Excellent
Highly recommended

87-89

Very Good
Often good value; well recommended

83-86

Good
Suitable for everyday consumption, often good value

80-82

Acceptable
Can be employed


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