rumproasts (4698) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap. Amber with small head. English Bitter style. Earthy, bready base with some herbalness. Moderate hops. Decent for the style.
Tmoney99 (12984) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at Founders. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectation where met.
Earlier Rating: 3/9/2012 Total Score: 3.4
Draft sample. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate citrus hop and small malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind.
TheAlum (6812) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz pour on tap at the brewpub (Grand Rapids, MI). Pours a dulled amber hue, some orange glow with decent haze overall. A smallish whitish head sits atop, dies to a small loose film, laces small. Aromas are mellow sweetness, touches of orange and fruit, pale malts and toast, gentle biscuit. Cleaner and mellow aroma, pushing a touch more orange as I get into it. Initial is mellow and clean, touches of dry hops up front, mellow oranges, and bready malts. Touches of toast, pale malts, and gentle earthy malts. A nice "English Bitter" vibe here, growing bitterness up front as it warms. Gentle sweetness, earthy and bready, dough and toast, oranges, dry grass, earthy hops. Finish is mellow and orange, bread, pale malts. Earth, gentle spice, growing dryness. Quite pleasant, refreshing, and easy going. The ABV seems a touch high, but itís not bad.
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale ales arenít really my style and this one proves it. Quality os prevalent but just not my style weird hops I havenít had before male for a strange taste
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
founders bitter ol man. clear copper with minimal head. aroma of herbal hops, some irish ale properties. flavor of rye, slightly bitter hops and some grass. like a bitter, rye and irish ale hybrid. 737313
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Founders last week. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a medium amber color with a good off-white head and nice lacing on the way down. The nose carries a bit of biscuit and bready malt with some earthy hops. Slight floral presence as well. Flavor has good malt backing and a faint hop presence. Light body with good carbonation. Solid brew.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Founders. Light cereal grain nose with a touch of herbal hops. Taste is fairly dry, lightly hoppy, with a bit of honey and whole grain bread, light floral and herbal notes. Very easy drinking.
bigtaster (889) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at founders, nice pale color good white head. Subtle hops in the nose and a nice malt presence. The taste is light and flavorful easy to drink with a perfect amount of bitterness. This beer is very easy to drink.
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Founders. Translucent medium orange-brown body, medium clumping beige head. Grainy, grassy, hoppy nose, earthy and mineral. Grainy body with an emphasis on grassy to leafy bitter hops, finishing with nutty grain and lingering bitter hops. Crisp and quaffable.