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RATINGS: 1429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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A testament to Cascade hops in a bottle. This medium-bodied pale ale has a distinctive floral hop aroma and refreshing citrus flavor. Youíll notice a slight malty sweetness with a balanced hop finish. Perfect to enjoy anytime, anywhere.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2009 Bottle. Pours a hazy pale copper, with a big, rocky off-white head. Nose is citrusy, oranges with bit of grainy malt in there also. Hint of astringency. Taste pretty fantastic up front - sweet citrus melds with a dry, biscuity malt character and just a bit of resiny pine, before a really chalky, aspirin-like medicinal quality moves in. Not altogether unpleasant, but it does detract from an initially delicious beer. Palate is medium-light bodied, with a light but full carbonation. Not too crisp, really well done. Overall a pretty good beer - look and feel is spot on, nice aroma, but the big aspirin presence could use some work.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3480) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2008
12 oz bottle courtesy of Suttree. Pour is cloudy yellow, golden, ornage with a nice thick 1 1/2 inch white head. Falls slowly revealing nice lacing. Aroma of fresh resin hops and grainy maltiness. A bit of citrus fruit sweetness in the background. Taste is bitterness of the resin and citrus initially, fading into watery graininess and a some astringency towards the end. This one started nice, but finish was a bit bland. This one had a nice drinkable palate, and certainly would be a good session choice. Thanks for this one Phil.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Bottle. Poured a clear gold color with a three finger white head. Aroma of floral and pine hops. Flavor was well balanced with a citrus finish. Good beer.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Butters (3963) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2008
TN tasting at maniac’s. Pours a clearish light amber with some floaties and thin white head. Great orange citrus hop aroma. Flavor is a letdown, dry and bitter floral with a ’rotten vegetable’ edge. Maybe an old bottle?

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Pours slightly cloudy deep golden color with a couple of fingers of off white head. Nice balanced malt with floral and pine hop aromas. Sweet yet subtle malt, with the right amount of lightly peppery citrus hops. Nice and crisp, leaves a little bit of lacing behind. Overall a nice APA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5530) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy dark amber color with a huge yellow-white head that lingered and produced good lacing. The aroma was dry, malty and had solid grapefruity and floral hop notes. The flavor was dryish, tangy and malty with a dry fruity and lightly piney hop presence and a long dryish finish. The beer felt rather overcarbonated. Decent.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
That1Guy (2055) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Crushed with Jakebra. Fuckin dis-fuckin-a-fuckin-point-fuckin-ed. About as mild as pale ales get. Es posible Iíve just been spoiled by Founderísís awesomeness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2008
120z bottle courtesy of JCB. Pours a hazy gold with a 2 finger chunky head and nice lacing. Nose is malt and light earthy hops. Taste is much the same with some citrus in the finish. Lighter mouth feel. Decent brew Ė thanks Jason!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2008
Bottle from jgd0608, thanks man! Poured a lightly hazy golden color with a thick, fluffy white head that slowly diminished to a thick layer and left some spotty lacing. Lightly floral, hoppy aroma with some light, crisp citrus fruit (orange and lemon). Crisp, dry entry leads into a soft maltiness coupled with an earthy, dry hoppiness with some light citric fruit (orange peel, light lemon) that finishes moderately dry with a soft yeastiness and some fruity undertones. Moderate carbonation, light and prickly on the palate. Overall a solid, drinkable pale. Thanks again Jon.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coyotehunter (681) - , Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow orange.Nose is piney and citrusy. Kinda bitey on the palate....I guess for a pale its as it should be. may .Still, I cant say Ive had a bad beer from Founders. Hints of Citrus, orange, and pine. Small flavor of grass in there as well. not bad.


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