lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
lol. "the perfect lawn movin’ beer" Thats pretty funny. Had 12oz of this great ale in a glass at the brewery yesterday. almost everything i expected, but I almost was looking for more hops. maybe because i just had a centennial before it, but this just felt like a weaker one. still good though, i should’ve tried this first.
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice homage to SNPA and why mess with a good thing. A well balanced citrus hops aroma with mildly sweet caramel malts. Highly drinkable, clean aftertaste, but at 6% there wont be too many bottles in the session.
k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Pours hazy light copper with foamy head. Aroma is cascades hoppy bouquet with some light malt and biscuity notes. Flavor blooms from floral and citrus hop notes to toasted malt and caramel sweetness finishes with some spice but a bit piney.
ChainGangGuy (4391) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, deep golden body with a bubbly, lasting off-white head.
Smell: Soft citrus aroma with some toasted malt notes floating around in there, too.
Taste: Light caramel malt flavor with a citrus hop snap to it. Only a slight bitterness, with a green tea-ish leafy aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied, and a bit watery; could definitely benefit from more body. Moderately carbonated.
Drinkability: Inoffensively light and crisp, though what you gain in sessionability, you lose in depth of character.
jason (1681) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured an hazy orange body with thin head. Aroma is very hoppy, malty. Flavor is full of hop juice, big sweet malty backbone. Slightly syrupy. Nice bite.
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice light bodied pale, just enough hop, nice biters. worth trying out.
AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz sample, World Expo of Beer. Frankenmuth, MI. May 19th 2007. 5th brew of the festival.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Aroma is of sweet white wine, honey, and flowers. Average sized, foamy white rocky head that mostly diminished but left a great lace. Medium amber orange body. Flavor is of flowery hopps and honey that ends in a light bitterness. Palate is watery flat and light-medium bodied. Liked this beer, good flavor and nose but have had better.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazed orangy golden with a healthy white head. The nose is dead on Cascades. A rounder fresher hop and malt bill on this as compared to SNPA. I mean, this really seems like a mostly better done, fresher SNPA. A bit soapy, but in a refreshing way. Creamy full bodied beer without being over the top in terms of carbonation. Again, the hop and malt profile are like the freshest SNPA I’ve had. Big Cascades. Round malt, with noticable diacetyl, but it’s subtle, and that flavor is growing on me. A bitting bitter to lemony finish with a lingering piney floral hop bitterness. I swear, I could drink a shit ton of this stuff. A little less diacetyl and I’d make this the house beer. Man I love Founders.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Copper colored pour, decent sized white head, and some floaties in there. Floral hop aroma. Citrusy hop flavor with some sweetness in there as well. Just enough malt to back up the hops. Lots of carbonation makes the finish pretty lively. Good session beer for sure.