kramer (4564) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a slightly cloudy copper, small but creamy off white head, with lots of tiny bubbles rising from the depths. Resiny hop aroma dominates with a little sweet malt and grapefruit. Fairly aggressive citrus hop flavor with notes of grapefruit and sweet caramel malt. Fairly long bitter hop finish. Medium body, creamy texture, and soft carbonation. Nice Pale Ale overall, nothing over the top but a solid beer.
Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
from bottle. pour cloudy yello with tons of white head. strong hoppy aroma. smooth hops nice, not too over powering
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yeah!! A Non-infected bottle. Beer pous cloudy golden color with a retained off white head and some lacing. There is particulate matter in the bottome of my NB Worthy glass. Aroma is nicely fresh hops, floral and not over done. The flavor is citrus hops, very wet tasting, finishing bone dry. Very enjoyable pale, though this kind of beer with so much hops and 6.2% definetely stretches the limits of the pale category. Another good Founders product.
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at FBC. Poured a small off-white head that mostly diminished, fine, small & medium sized bubbles, poor lacing, transparent, minimal carbonation, and a yellow gold hue. Nose was malty and hoppy. Flavor was bitter, malty and hoppy. Hoppy mouthfeel. Light-medium body.
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle, i actually like this quite a bit. pours a nice amber golden color aroma of hops malt kind of citrusy. tastes very good. hops some light citrus notes malt very smooth and easy to drink i wish i had more than one of these. thanks to duane for this one.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2006 Body is amber with lots of floating particles. Head is large, bubbley and lasts a long time. Aroma is floral and citrus hops. Flavor is grapefruit with a nice caramel malt. Dry finish.
Louipa (121) - USA - SEP 29, 2005
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Terrible. Overcarbonated. Thin watery crappy crap. It poured all head. Would not dissapate. Tasted bitter. Not in a good way. ugh. Never again. It even came back up the drain when I poured it out. Hated it. Reluctant to give it even a 1.
lamas (1308) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A cloudy amber with tons of pepper-looking floaties and a small, fizzy light-tan head. Light melony aroma with some hops and malty sweetness. Delightfully tangy and spicy hoppiness with a solid sweet body underneath. A harsh grainy taste up front. Some airy perfumed qualities. Finish is slightly dry. VERY crisp. Carbonation level is too high. Medium to thin body. Decent.
thehinge (266) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very floral aroma to it. Clear honey colored pour with an ample white head....a little lacing. I just had this for a second time and detect a little clove in the front end....as well as citrus hints. A little thin on the hops, but the front end makes up for it in my mind. Good....it might appeal to Belgian lovers more than APA lovers, though.
hopdog (8449) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle acquired in trade with atpayne (thanks!). Poured a medium and hazy golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Lots of small floaters. Stronger floral aroma with light citrus in the background. Tastes of lemons and flowers with a very light sweetness to it. Body a little on the thin side. Drinkable but nothing special really stood out.