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RATINGS: 1291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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A testament to Cascade hops in a bottle. This medium-bodied pale ale has a distinctive floral hop aroma and refreshing citrus flavor. You’ll notice a slight malty sweetness with a balanced hop finish. Perfect to enjoy anytime, anywhere.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - FEB 5, 2005
Pours golden yellow with a small white head. Small citrus aroma. Light taste with hop characteristics. Great session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5102) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 28, 2005
Light gold and orange color with a large white head. Aroma is a massive pine and orange peel for an APA. Crisp and refreshing aroma with a hint of the malt. The taste is much lighter with hops than I would have expected. Hints of oranges and some hearty bread. Also some pine in the finish. A nice APA that would be worth revisitiing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2559) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2005
a cloudy golden color w/ a thing white head and nice hints of carbonation bubbles. scent carried hopps, citrus, and a touch of sweet malts. the palate was fiarly light a touch malty nothing special here. Flavor was of light malt, with a fairly easy flavor and a nice hoppy undertone with some other hints of citrus maybe orange but a bit more bitter. overall a great light hopped beer. thanks to blake for this one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
piwodevo (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2005
this beer plays like a small beer: dry and bitter. light color, thin head, bright and sunny, filtered, handful of medium sized bubbles. malt is barely discernable, bitterness is too high relative to the malt , flavor hops are subdued, aroma hops are supercharged and seem to exacerbate the dryness. i think they may have tried too hard. as an aside, it’s too bad that here in chicago, only 150 miles from Grand Rapids, this beer is $9.49 a 6 pack. i mean, it’s good, but not Dogfish good. it’s maybe goose island good. the price should be $7.99 tops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Pours a hazy golden color with scents of earthy hops. Hop aroma and flavor was reminiscent of a pilsner rather than a pale ale. Being dry hopped, I expected more aroma than what was being given off. This was evenly balanced beer and easy to drink, especially at 6.2%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sbrewno (49) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Gold, yellow, clear. Sweet orange aroma. Friendly, unimposing look. Head quickly gives out. No lacing for you laceheads. Flavors of orange, grapefruit, anything citrus but lemon. Can a pale have ’smooth’ finish? This one can. A good beer, but better off with this brewhaus’ IPA. Eat a Peach.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2005 I like this brew. It poured a pale apricot color with a respectable white head. The aroma has a mild sweet malt base on top of which is a nice blending of hop scents, sour orange, rose, a touch of pine. Great taste. It’s like biting into a section of a juicy, tart orange. Mild malt and with a nice balance of hops, this has a fresh, mildly bitter finish. I will be having more of these.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
walleye (1067) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2005
from the bottle. poured a cloudy golden color with a off white head. aroma hoppy, caramel, sweet malts, citrus. flavor, grapefruit, honey , hops, some malts, hints of peaches and oranges. this was a very drinkable beer will buy more. so far I like all the founders I have had to date

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flemdawg (531) - Naples, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2005
Hazy golden in color with a firm white head. Hoppy aroma with a hint of sweet malts. Grapefruity hops in the taste along with malty sweetness. Nice mouthfeel. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtw (1098) - farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2004
looks and smells more like a typical pilsner than a pale ale--very mild aroma, you have to dig deep in the nose to get a whiff of some cascades. not overly hoppy like some APAs tend to get. flavor is startlingly balanced, considering the lager-esque aroma. very neutral/mild malt body with an excellent subtle hop accent, with a medium dry finish. an excellent beer to drink every day, but it won’t blow anyone away. quite subdued for a pale ale.

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