Silphium (3173) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Founders. Light amber-colored body, thin off-white head. Hoppy, piney, and bitter, with little malt development or depth. As badnewsbeers writes, it’s like sipping their Harvest Ale, but without anything interesting on the malt front to balance out the Amarillo hops. Considering the IPA, Pale Ale, and Extra Pale Ale were already on tap, is another pale ale necessary? I don’t think so. Thankfully the Breakfast Stout was as good as ever.
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
this is just another beer to add to the long line of hop-infused founders beers....pours dark brown, almost redddish-brown with minimal white head...aroma and flavor are the same (some sugary malts, dominated by their Harvest ale hops)...palate is acceptable....nothing special here