pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on draft at TGI Fridays. Light orange in color, no head, no lacing. Orange, citrus hops in the nose, light bready malt aroma. Clean, effervescent, refreshing on the palate, with a lasting bitter and earthy finish. I enjoyed the orange, citrus hops. It reminded me of a less hoppy version of the Centennial IPA. Worth drinking again.
SSSteve (4006) - - FEB 5, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. kind of dull looking bronze with no bubbles under a sudsy white head. mildly hopped aroma with soapy notes. a light mix of floral and grapefruit. light body. bitter finish. not at all sweet.
arminjewell (9144) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy orange with white head, aroma is grassy and floral hops. Taste up front is grassy and a bit of pine hops, with some biscuity sweetness that end with a slight hop bitterness. A good drinkable APA!
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours orange with gold and tan highlights, a faint haziness (mostly brilliant though), and a thin white head that leaves beaten-egg-white-like lace on the glass. Aroma is full of bitter citrus, with notes of toasted bread and impressions of over-cooked fruitcake. Flavor starts bready and dry with touches of honey and bitter hops. Strong yet sublime bitter hop flavor - lightly vegetal, grapefruity - through to the finish. Finish is dry and bitter with hints of malt sweetness and light biscuity malts. Mouthfeel is briskly carbonated with medium body. Overall, a very dry pale ale - tasty and drinkable, but a little too dry for me - a hint more sweetness and/or malt character would have provided a little better balance. I think the hop character is a bit muted, too - it is very hoppy, but something feels restrained, like the hops weren’t picked at the peak of freshness or maybe I just expect more late hop character...
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from Princeton’s. Light orange color, decent head. Dry, slightly hoppy aroma. Flavor is slightly bitter, crisp finish. Not a bad beer at all, just not a lot going on for me.
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at fairfax wholefoods. poured with a big head. aroma was a bit floral and touch of citrus. initial palet was all hops then quickly faded to a dull malt blah...
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a lightly hazed golden colored body with a finger-width, white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is flowery citrus and tropical fruits with a bready malt sweetness. A light pine and pepper too. Flavor is the same. Herbal citrus and flowers up front with a bit of a tropical fruitiness. Slightly bready malts balance nicely. Finishes with a bit of a peppered pine, moderate bitterness. Dry with a lengthy aftertaste. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Overall, a solid APA. Straightforward, but well hopped and balanced. Not much to complain about here.
jeremytoni (3022) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle poured a straw color with a fair amount of head. Nice hoppy flavor with a lasting finish.
BroSpud (1947) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours light golden color with slight head that disappears quickly. The hops are very noticable with this one, especially with the after taste. I wasn’t as impressed with this one as I have been with most of the other Founders brews. It’s good but it lacks character.
BVery (8912) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. orange pour with a white head - foamy at first but dissipated quickly. Floral hop nose. Flavor was citrus, a sharp hop bite, but balanced on the finish. Good stuff.