lamas (1308) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of agl108. Pours a hazy copper with TONS of little floaties and a minimal tan head on top. Rich, grapefruity aroma that features plenty of malts to even things out. Tastes equally well-balanced. Medium to thin-bodied. A nice caramel backbone with oranges and grapefruit flavors upfront. Solid and satisfying.
wj94 (69) - Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of Secret Santa ’07. Lives up to the hype....great drinkability. Pours hazy orange color with more-than-average head. Smells of piney/citrus hops and tastes just the way it smells, but perfectly balanced and could easily down a 6-pack of this. Thanks Santa!
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light golden color with a nice inch of head. Smell is nice "green" hops. Plenty of the citrusy and some piney hops. Taste is much the same, but this beer is incredibly balanced and a real smooth drinker. Refreshing and an easy drinker. This is a good beer.
ChainGangGuy (4272) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours an effervescent, deep yellow body with a lush, foamy (and lasting) white head.
Smell: Soapy, citric-smelling hop aroma with notes of tropical citrus fruits.
Taste: You don’t get more than a pinch of malts before the hops kick in with tropical fruity flavors and bittersweet ruby red grapefruit juice. Moderate bitterness with a citric sting that lasts into the finish.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation. Oily mouthfeel.
Drinkability: A decent beer, just notr my favorite of the harvest ales.
yjb (113) - Davis, California, USA - DEC 24, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2009 cold & bitter warm caressing shows your Sweet fruity gooeyness gold spinning coating the glass with persistent foam. tongue-coating bitter fresh yum.
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: The best pale ale that I have ever had. Orange with a full head. Aroma of hops and citrus. Great flavor of same.
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden tangarine with a finger of soapy white head that dies to a ring. Very big citrus hops in the nose. Earthy, grassy and a little pinapple like sweet malt smell. Taste starts of big hops but quickly becomes mild and balanced with a nice balance and refreshing finish. Crisp and refreshing in the mouth and a session beer for sure. Im impressed.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010
Date: December 21, 2007
Appearance: cloudy orange, wispy white head, lots of sudsy lace
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma with lots of fruityness and citrus hops
Flavor: lots of citrus hop flavor well balanced by the sweet crystal malt, long bitter finish flows out of a grapefruit rind character
Date: October 23, 2010
Source: brick store
a bit mellower this year with a more pronounced bitterness,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
sloth (2382) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small white head thats short lived, stringy bits of lace hanging around. Hazy, gold/orange color. Nose of light citrus, grapefruit, some peach and light grassiness. Body is light almost medium with a prickly carbonation. Toasty pale malt flavors backed by light citrus notes, a hint of lemon, grapefruit and maybe some piney notes as well. Finish is dry, a bit fruity. An easy drinkin, uneventful APA. Props to my Secret Santa for this one!
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle via trade with Ughamash, thanks Jason. Pours ornage with a big 2 fignter puffy white head. Nose has a great citrus kick in it, really smells nice. Taste is full of a really damn nice citrus edge. This is a pretty damn sweet harvest ale, not that I expect anything less from founders.