WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2009 Draught.Orange amber color with a thick off white head. Aroma is pine and citrus with an underlying malty sweetness. The mouthfeel is smoother and creamier than I would have expected. A little hoppy dryness up front ,and some sweet fruit notes. The flavor is extremely well balanced. Grapefruit and pine leads to some caramel sweetness. Fairly dry finish with little aftertaste. A nice pale ale.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a solid apa. pours out a nice golden color with a decent head. aroma is slightly hoppy with notes of grass and citrus. flavor is very much the same. this brew is really refreshing.
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy yellow gold with a big white head, decent retention. Nice lacing. Aromas are mainly citrus and hops. Flavors of citrus, hops, and a nice malt backbone. Palate is nice and smooth, easy drinker here.
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
theisti (3517) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Butters (3982) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2008
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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?
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5658) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
That1Guy (2085) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.