Thewade (226) - USA - APR 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My least favorite Founders beer. Personally, this pale ale doesn’t have enough hop backbone to make me want to drink more than one.
radio_nowhere (596) - Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz short bottle into snifter glass. Clear amber-golden color with minimal white head going into a lacing quickly. Aroma of faint fruity hops, leaning towards peaches, apricots and some citrus to me. Taste is light hop bitterness and light malt sweetness balancing very well. Light body, moderate carbonation, very drinkable with a clean finish (well maybe some residual bitterness). Very good session ale (it’s in the name!).
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Intense bitter citrus and piny nose. Lightly orange-timted gold color with a slight haze. Good, dense white head. Thick lacing covers half the glass. The body is cool and thin, a bit watery but the flavor is intense. Its a grapefruit, floral hop bittersweetness. It.finoshes blandly bitter amd with a bit more body bit remains like a light IPA all the way through. This is a badass beer you can session all day instead of the now hone shitty pale light american lagers. Woohoo!
sharkbcr (86) - Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Faint hop aroma. Medium body. Amber color with modest head. Taste is malty with subtle citrus, piney finish. Not a bad session IPA. I’d go with the Lagunitas All Day Fractional IPA instead.
kassner (1291) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Spacebar olden color no ead or lacing apricot and funky hops over a thin ale, brings out the taste and aromas dry champagne like
jtclockwork (6224) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Zack and Matt’s 4/20 IPA tasting. Pours clear gold with white head. Nose and taste of perfumy hops, citrus and light caramel malt. Medium body. Good.
jcr (2096) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and draft. Deep golden body. Fizzy, off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, resin, citrus. A whiff of raw grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Taste ranges from bright hops with citrus, tropical fruit, grapefruit, to raw grain and caramel. Impressive range of flavor for a session beer.
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - APR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Several 12oz. bottles shared at Matt and Zach’s tasting. Pours clear gold with minimal white head. Aroma is huge of lemon and grapefruit zest. It’s a citrus bomb with some notes of pine. Really awesome smell. Taste is light pine and light citrus, a terrific balance. There’s barely any bitterness and the finish is lovely. Really, really nice.
lamas (1280) - Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A clear amber pour with a very thin beige head. Pungent pine trees, grapefruits, dried apricots, and plenty of zesty citrus rinds dominate the aroma. There is a bit of a caramel malt backbone that keeps things from being too one-sided. Thin to medium-bodied. Some sweet caramel maltiness upfront in the taste. Kinda grainy. A tad biscuity. Lots of grapefruit and zesty citrus rinds at the tail end. VERY drinkable and quite flavorful for such a low ABV. Quality.
Malty_MacHops (630) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Biscuit and caramel backbone with floral citrus presence. Golden amber with a frothy head. Bitter but balanced. Medium bodied with a clean bitter finish.