Most American Pale Ales have a lot more hop bitterness than English Pales (like bass). Not this one. There is a strong aroma that made me expect a pretty big bite, but its taste is actually well balanced. I like it a lot, but then I like Pale Ale's and IPA's, and this seems to be right down the middle. As good as anything else from Sam Adams, and better than most.
Reviewed: January 24, 2004