nearbeer (4716) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. Hazy golden-orange with a lasting head and lots of crunchy lace left behind. Mild lemon and grain aroma. Flavor is lemon, eucalyptus, and grain with some toasted nut and bitter woody hop on the end. Long citrus, eucalyptus and wood finish is not so great. Light body is soft and dry.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2012 Light orange, nearly golden clear pour with white thin head and nice lacing. Grassy, grainy, and slightly floral. Good bit of apricots on the nose. Similar taste, and dry palate. Better than I remembered.
LilBeerDoctor (3680) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light orange with a small, foamy white head. Aroma of sweet malt and citrusy hops. Flavor of nice sweet floral hops with a mild citrusy finish. Nice and refreshing. Tasty beer!
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2013 12oz from Sam’s, Durham. Pale cloudy golden pour, with a modest head and carbonation. The nose is lightly hoppy, with a hint of dry flowers. Very assertive malt presence, sweet and caramel (just a hint bready at times), and I found that there’s a bit too much, not quite balanced enough with the light citrus hops. The citrus flavors are there in the finish, but the body’s also a touch thin, making it a slightly watery ending. Solid, but not up to par with Centennial.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - OCT 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2009 Nice, a pale ale that is in fact pale. Refreshing a drinkable. Non-intrusive hop nose, balanced and fresh. Some breadiness not much carmalization. Clean finish.
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured golden orange yet hazy with sediments in the glass. Nice firm by small head that disapeared quickly. Aroma was sweet/citrusy and hoppy. Taste is similar. VEry drinkable. I really enjoyed this great brew from Founders.
MartiniFiend (104) - Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Cloudy and light amber. Mildly strong hop aroma. Thick bodied. Flavor is a hop start with a bitter sweet finish.
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - SEP 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12-oz bottle into a pint glass a hazy, orange color with a huge, fluffy white head. Took about five minutes to pour. Aroma of citrus hops and some faint bready malt. Taste is of citrusy and grassy hops with a nice bitter finish. Smooth, drinkable pale ale.
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - SEP 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of pineapple fruity hops. Decent head on the pour, foam sticks to the glass, semi transparent, golden amber colors. Bitter and dry in the mouth, slight oatiness, some fruit juice, a little sweetness but not much. Slightly biting acidic quality on the palate with a fairly quickly disappearing duration. Orange or lemon rind like flavors dominate.
41cubs (250) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2009 Ok beer for warm weather months. Pours really nice light copper orange with a haze to it. Smells grassy, mildly nutty and both are understated. Taste is somewhat cheap, almost like a macro style lager but with more going on. Grassy herbal lager taste that is refreshing but in no way complex (not a bad thing). Mouthfeel is light bodied. Would be a higher rating if not for the slightly bitter faint hop bad aftertaste. ok beer.