jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stubby 12 oz. twist-off bottle, no freshness date, sampled in a pint glass.
L: Sediment filled orangey golden yellow with a tall, stiff white head of frothy foam, good retention and a fair amount of curtain-like lace follows the liquid down the glass as I consumed it.
S: Pungent hop aromas of grapefruit, pineapple, herbal leafs and pine needles. The pale malts are barely noticeable, sweet and grainy smelling.
F&T: Soft creamy feel in the mouth, full and rounded with a mild crispness. A nicely restrained hoppiness, mildly soft bitterness, tastes of grapefruit pith and rind, candied orange peel, resiny pine and floral oiliness, finishing herbal leafy. The malts are definitely in the background, providing some sweetness to hop flavors, ending with a powdery graininess.
Another well crafted beer from Founders, an quite enjoyable APA.
thedm (4948) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy with a frothy top fine to large sized white colored bubbles that were and left behind a hazy with fine particulate strongly carbonated yellow colored body and a fair lacing. The weak aroma was hoppy floral and malty. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow vinous aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of hops dough and wheat. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy boboski. Ligtly hazy gold, small white head. Nicely hopped- pine, citrus, resin- pale ale. Would love to try right after bottling. Medium body, balanced. Nice.
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a bright, hazy apricot color. Aroma is floral hops, some citrus, some odd mango notes. Flavor is a touch subdued, but is very enjoyable. Nice beer.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Ughsmash. Pours a hazy yellow orange with a thin head layer. Looks like a wheat beer. Fairly floral and herbal hop aroma. A touch of sour dough bread as well. Nice and subtle hops. They come through as almost juicy. A light fruity bitterness with a touch of pepper. This is a great APA. I really enjoy the subtle bitterness and lightly balanced malt backing. Medium carb, medium body, a lingering dryness coats the palate.
garthicus (2700) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Thanks Harry. Golden Hazy colour, small white head. Aroma: Lime - Hop aroma with pepper and kiwi (Pumpkin?), very fresh. Flavour: Hop - chocolate, bitter sweet with perhaps some aniseed. Really enjoyable, very tasty and confident beer.
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden/orange in color the beer had a lot of "floaties" throughout but it was just purchased today and arrived a few days ago so had not had a chance to settle. The nose gives off scents of rock candy, citric hops and an herbal component. In the mouth it was medium-bodied with a rich mouthfeel and very good balance. It continues to show an herbal quality with bitter hops balanced by some sweet caramel malt. A very easy drinking beer this could be considered simple until you think about it and realize the herbal complexity.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - JAN 22, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 OZ BOTTLE via Myst Swap 3.0 (thanks iowaherkeye!. Man i love a GOOD wet-hopped beer and have been wanting to try this one forever. It pours a hazy amber with a large off-white head. Nose is a wonerful bouquet of floral and citrus hoppiness. Taste is everything i had hoped for and THEN SOME. Begins with some semi-sweet maltiness that is a touch biscuity, but stays down to allow the hops to shine through. And shine through they do...orange, pine, sweet grapefruit, spruce, pineapple, apricot and even hay. Damn this is great stuff. The body is light/medium, and the carbonation just right. This is a very well crafted beer that allows the fresh hops to really shine. I am beyond impressed!
railcat1 (689) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I enjoyed this as much as i enjoyed FFF BrooDoo,a fresh smooth hop taste with a large frothy head and a nice sweet to bitter finish and dry very enjoyable.CHEERS!
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy orange, minimal head, and a lot of lingering bubbles on the side of the glass in the beer. Huge sweet nose with lots of juicy hops, sugars, and fruit. The taste is more subtle than the aroma with sweet, spicy bitterness. The mouthfeel is too fizzy, like something between champagne and soda. Kinda sticky finish.