tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - OCT 31, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. pours hazy orange gold with a lasting, cakey, white head. aroma of lemons and light grassy hop. taste is dry grapefruit and a moderate bitter. mild carbonation. this is just a perfect balance of aromas, flavors, bitter, carbonation. its crisp and clean. just a fantastic pale ale.
bp (881) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: clear amber color, lasting white head, floral hoppy aroma, taste is mostly hoppy with a bit of a malt presence, slight bitter finish, not a bad APA but nothing I’ll buy again.
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little on the hoppy side. Feels out of balance. The hop presence is nice, but could use a little biscuity-malt flavor to even it out. Just ok.
deline7 (13) - Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange and a little cloudy- the sign of a good ale. Aroma is Americana hops. Flavor between hops and sweet malt balance quite well and a little on the dry bitter side. Most importantly it finishes clean and drinkable. Mt favorite Michigan pale ale.
lb4lb (2583) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange amber sedimenty laden hazy pour with about the biggest meringue like head ever.. Ridiculously carbonated and a HUGE psssstttt sound when popping the cap. Also underfilled bottle. Very strange. That aside it had an earthy, grassy hop aroma and flavor, along with a very light sweetness. Big hop flavor, mild bitterness, kind of over carbonated and felt like champagne in the mouth towards the end of the glass. Flavor needs a bit more body, sweetness, but still a good pale overall.
jgb9348 (5558) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden coloured body with a bit of an unfiltered characteristic and a very large slightly off-white coloured head. Very nice looking, for sure! Aroma of fresh lemons, limes, hops (of course), flowers and a dose of malt that packs nicely. Medium-bodied; Strong potent hoppiness up front with a good citrus taste and a prolonged floral aftertaste coupled with the hop twang. Aftertaste shows some malt and more of the hops - very nice throughout. Overall, a very good APA - definitely a consistent beer that shows well for the style. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 29-September-2007.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma all hops, yum yum pine. Pours a nice lively golden with a foamy head that settles nicely to a thin white cap nicely lacing. Flavor, mmm mmmm nicely layered hops first floral, then citrus light malt at the end. Palate smooth filling and crisp. This is quite tasty.
Headbanger (3784) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle-A golden body with a huge off white head and an aroma of hops and pine. Taste of hops, citrus, slight allcohol and malt. Nice balanced Pale Ale.
cheap (5229) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Founders dry hopped pale ale. Big foamy head even with a gentle pour. There is gunk on the bottom of the bottle, just like a good unfiltered wheat. Smells very hoppy, is very hoppy. The aroma is perfumy flowering hops with some hints of volatile turpentine. Color is foggy light iced tea. Cool swirling hypnotizing pour with precipitants in there! Lots and lots of carbonation, I find this very enjoyable in a well hopped beer. Almost is like an IPA in its personality. It’s not quite like chewing on grapefruit rinds but certainly a high degree of bitter hops for an APA. I just love that bubbly feel on the palate! Every APA should have such carbonation, it makes the bitter bite almost enjoyable. Finish is medium high medicinal lingering hop bitterness.
Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured a clear peachy-golden with a rocky beige head and some chunky sediment floating around. Aroma was of sweet floral and citrus hoppage on top of toffee and pils-type malts beneath.. sweet overall and even smelled refreshing! Flavor had citrus zest and sweet pils/bready malts on a very pleasant first impression.. floral and citrus bitterness surround the sweet pils and toffee base.. tasty and well-balanced. Medium-bodied on the palate with a somewhat creamy middle and moderate, well-placed bitterness all over. Nice one!