Samuel Adams Pale Ale

Samuel Adams Pale Ale

Rated 3.231 by BeerPals

Brewed by Boston Beer Company

Boston, MA, United States

Style:  English Pale Ale

5.3% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 496 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank16396
Overall Percentile69
Style Rank99 of 450
Style Percentile78
Lowest Score1.6
Highest Score4.5
Average Score3.245
Weighted Score3.231
Standard Deviation0.485

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  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours a clear golden yellow with a white head, about average. Aroma is malty and just slightly fruity, not strong but still appealing. Flavor is malty and a little fruity, just a shade hoppy, fair to middling. Texture is smooth and a little fizzy. A nice mild beer.

  • RICHSBEER 1871 reviews
    rated 3.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    pours a nice orange yellow in color with a minimal of head that turns to an impressive lace ring. The aroma is of nice bits of hops with pale malts and grains. The taste is of mild hops and grainy malts. Very little yeast. The mouthfeel is light to medium body it's easy to drink.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Fairly mild English Pale Ale and very tame compared to the American style versions. Nice snappy malt with a touch of noble hops. Fairly dry and refreshing.

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 3.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    A completely average pale ale in every respect. Admittedly, I'm a big fan of Samuel Adams and have come to expect just a little bit more from them... didn't get it here. It's a decent beer - good actually, just nothing distinguishing about it. Average pale ale.

  • CHOPZ 6666 reviews
    rated 3.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Purchased in Nashville in a mixed 12-pack of Samuel Adams. Pours a golden colour with a hue of orange. Its head is creamy-frothy, mildly off-white, with good retention and decent lacing. Thick patches coat the brew for a while and carbonation is pretty full. The nose is light with malt and notes of citrus. Hop is in the taste, but not in a bitter way, but more in the flavour itself. A little sweet malt is felt as well. Crisp mouthfeel, but thick. I assume that Sam Adams is going for the popular market with this one, being inoffensive, but still delivering a better than average pale ale.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 2.7 13 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 5

    A bright golden colored beer. A small foamy textured, white head rises above but doesn’t stay around bery long. The lacing is very light, nearly none at all. The aroma is a light malty sweetness. The body is thin but crisp. Low carbonation. Grassy hops, malt and spices all dance in the taste to salvage what was not a good presentation.

  • HONKEYMOFO 1000 reviews
    rated 3.3 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    It pours a light copper with traces of a white-head and some lace. Fresh aroma of caramel malts, light hops, citrus, and mild spices. The mouthfeel is smooth, rich, and full-bodied. Flavors of the caramel malts, light coffee, light chocolate, light hops, citrus, some banana, and mild spices. Excellent tasting brew!!!

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.3 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Got this in one of their variety packs. I liked it maybe 2nd best behind their black lager in that sample. This was smoother than many other Sams, and didn't seem to have that bitter taste too. For a pale ale, it was average, not like the crisp/hoppy American pale ales that the true microbrews are pumping out. But a good overall beer that I would recommend trying on a hot day.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 2.0 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 3 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 4

    pours a medium gold copper .. . low head for a pale, but decent .. . i'm a doctor not a gardener .. . wow, wheres the hops?? almost nothing in the nose or mouth .. . i avoided this for years, once again my beer esp was spot on, this shit blows!! a rare complete miss from Boston .. . whatever whatever i do what i want! ..

  • BIGMANNE 156 reviews
    rated 3.3 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    pours a clear yellow amber with a one finger white head. aromas are nice and refreshing. hops, citrus, lemon and slight spiciness are present. taste is very similar to the aroma. hops ,citrus, lemon peel, and spices are present. slight bitter bite but not lasting. overall a decent brew

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