jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 12oz. twist cap stubby brown bottle with a blurb about the APA on the neck label, no freshness date. Made a good appearance, poured a chill hazy amber golden with a fluffy, clingy white head that settled into a thin, skim-like foamy lacing that left sticky rings, good carbonation. Had a simple piney and citric zesty nose with a buried buttery caramel maltiness. A crisp, hop textured and a light creamy smooth mouth feel, good drinkability. Big dry hop taste, a soft pineyness, citric zesty and leafy, mild, rolling on the tongue bitterness, a buttery caramel maltiness underneath and a leafy and hayish dry finish, very tasty.
A nice dry hopped APA from Fouinders, very satisfying, tasty and quite quaffable.
Zeswaft (1422) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
$10 a six-pack. I was very excited to try this because Iíve pretty much loved everything by founders. It turns out the kiss was not so sweet. First of all, this is the biggest pain in the ass beer to pour. Using a pint glass, on first pour you get about 1/3 beer 2/3 foam no matter how slow you pour. foam lingers forever. takes about 10 minutes to pour a full bottle. Aroma is strange. Grassy hops and dirt...Cascade hops for sure. A slight toffee aroma too. Light copper color. I canít quite put my finger on the flavor. Itís way more sweet and caramelly than hoppy. Though there are a fair amount of hops. It has a similar flavor as Centenniel which doesnít make a whole lot of sense. Man...Jeff Goldblum sucks. Back to topic...this beer seems unbalanced and, for lack of a better term, "off." It gets you buzzed without you knowing. It gets a little worse the more you drink. super bottle conditoned.
vyvvy (4178) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light copper with white head - gives some nice lacing as well. Aroma is a mix of floral and citrus hops, not overpowering, but stong presence. Medium bodied and mild carbonation. Flavor is mainly floral hops with a nice grainy malt feel for balance. Finish has the hops with a bit of wood taste. Nice pale ale - very easy to drink. Will have to get more of this.
DocLock (8093) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to Ohio Dad for this one. Iíve often said that God/Jesus himself is the brewer at Founderís, and this beer backs me up yet again. Now, Iím talking about the cool God/Jesus from South Park, not the guys who send people to hell for being gay or banging their wife up the poop chute or using birth control. At any rate, the beer ejaculates out of its glass urethra with a fizzy, turbid coppery color and a 2-finger white head. It avails itself of its aroma components, including a massive load of hops, the resiny, piney hop variety, with a solid malt base and a huge tropical fruit aroma, including pineapple, canteloupe, honeydew, and mangoes. The palate is lively, on the medium side, and complex, providing flavors of huge piney, resiny hops, big citrus (pineapple, honeydew, mangoes), and solid malt. A tad more malt would have kicked the palate to a 5. As expected, there is a sizable layer of yeasty hops on the bottom of the glass, which I chose to quaff, and it was delicious. When I die and go to Heaven, I want an endless supply of beer from the Founderís catalog, and to be married to Evangeline Lilly. If this is a lawn mower beer, Iíd be passed out before I even got to the back yard!
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first bottle of this Pale Ale blew out at me,beer all over the kitchen. My second one had as great of a hop aroma as I have smelled in a Pale Ale. Wonderful citrus and pine. The flavor was all this hop experience with some backing sweet malt. Just a touch on the thin side(making it as the description says an excellent lawnmower brew),if you get a non gusher,its almost as good as Alpha King
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a light amber with a head with a great deal of longevity. Some citrus notes on the nose along side a decent malty aroma. Unlike other Ratebeerians, I found this to be diminshed in hops and predominated by fruit and thick malty flavors. I would have preferred additional hop action in this beer
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. hazy orange body with a medium-sized frothy white head receding with some lace. small specks are in suspension. The aroma doesnít really give out too much - itís essentially ripe with pine needle hops and just a touch of caramel sweetness. flavour-wise itís piney hops up front and center with virtually no malt backbone. dry throughout. I was really craving some hops and I certainly got it but somehow missed out on the whole package. Bought at Merchantís Fine Wines in Dearborn, Mi in April 2006.
thornecb (4592) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a full glass of bright white foam into a shaker. Head barely recedes in clumps and leaves chunks of lacing...wait...pours a second full glass of bright white foam into a second shaker...wait..citrus and pine aromas...lose patience...extremely active and bubbly from the bottle, creates a mouthful of foam. Bitter, lasting metallic finish...wait.. Once taken from a shaker, itís a different story. Well balanced caramel malts and grapefruit hops but a little flat (given that all the carbonation is gone). A most unenjoyable drinking experience, but flavor is not bad. Not sure how they expect you to drink this stuff while mowing the lawn.
FROM THE BOTTLE: 6/1/5/1/6 = 1.9
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - APR 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to OhioDad for brew. Body is slightly foggy, with a big foamy off white head. Aroma is very floral, with citrus, and dried cherries along with a background of hops. Taste has a nice hop snap to it, with fruit, pretty simple but enjoyable beer.
GonZoBeeR (2959) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma:I try to smell something in this mega huge head..Grapefruit,tropical fruit hops...
Appearance:Clear orange,mega mega huge white head...
Flavor:Grapefruit,tropical fruit hops,smal caramel flavor.....