atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellowish gold with medium white head. Aroma has malt and hops. Nice carmel malt aroma that mixes well with Cascade hop aroma. Some sweetness and citrus hops. Nice body, light carmel malts produce a slightly creamy character. Citrus hops are both fruity and spicy. Nicely balanced, some sweet malt and a mild hop mix nicely.
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
english pint / not bad for an american pale ale, which is good since american pale ale is a boring style for me / notes: biscuit, medium caramel, high lemon/citrus, light sour, light bitter, light sweet, not salty, not really piney, floral... / good.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite liked this. Not a fan of pale ales but this was good. Golden color with frothy off-white head. Malty sweetness, citrus hops, floral tones in the nose. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. The flavor was a blend of malty sweetness and hoppy bitterness. Nice mix. Refreshing and crisp.
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Aroma is wonderfully citrusy, flowery, and bready. Appearance is a pristine white head that diminishes pretty quickly yet still remains. Very good lacing. A copper kettle colored body thatís opaque. Flavor is bitter hoppy, piney, caramelly sweet, citrusy. Definitely can tell its dry hopped. Palate is surprisingly pretty full, lively, and bitter.
Note: the fresher the bottle is, the more wonderful this beer is. Iíve had REALLY fresh ones and theyíre stupendous. Iíve let it sit for a couple of months and you can tell the hops died down. Iím basing my rating on the fresh one. The less fresh it is, the less youíll be wowed.slick feel,
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light orange pour with a fluffy white head. Certainly dry hopped, as the aromas really jump off the beer. Lots of citrus (lemon, tangerine) and a little pine oil. A touch of toasted malt goes along with fresh hoppy burst on the palate. A bit thin bodied. Finishes echoing the "C" hop flavor. Decent session ale.
Frank (2828) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big white fluffy head. Pale orange with a touch of haze. Tons of lace. Very zesty and refrshing witha twinge of lemony citrus in the nose and even more in the flavor. Light, smooth bitterness in the finish to balance some sugary sweetness. A wonderful and clean examle of the style.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small white head. Scant lacing. Aroma is much like a home brew and lacking in the big hop aroma that I was expecting. Pleasantly balanced with a persistant hop presence throughout. A touch thin in body. Fair, a decent choice for a session.
Juelze (1138) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Haviní been disappointed with Founders IPA I was hesitant to try this beer but Iím a sucker for Cascade hops so I had to try it. Pours a nice head that quickly diminishes. Amber-orange color with slight haze of yeast. Smell is sweet malt with floral notes in the background. I taste the hops on the tip of my tongue and the sweet malt on the back. Pretty tasty pale ale. Wish it had a bit more hop finish though.
5000 (6241) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pale golden, cloudy, large foamy white head, lively carbonation, with sticky lacing. † Subtle hop aroma, mild malt/grain & grass. † Light bitterness, softer malts, quite pale on the tongue. † Light bodied, medium mouthfeel finishing a tad thin. † Nothing fancy, but clean and very sessionable. † Thanks Matt D!
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Peach colored and hazy with little head. Fruit, caramel and honey a bit of hops in the aroma. Good body with a slightly metallic finish. Some malt and hops in the flavor but a bit bland.