bgburdman9 (861) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A real mild hop flavor and aroma a little citrus. The bitterness was pretty mild.also. It actually had some malt flavor to it also. Nothing great but it was real easy to drink.
pineypower (2896) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out clear light copper color with a tall, thin head. Grassy hop aroma. Taste is well balanced and refreshing with slight spice, and citrus hops. Dry finish.
doubelknv3 (1067) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild fruit spice, floral, and mildly sweet aroma. Pale copper colour. Decent balance of hops and malts with mild citrus notes. Fairly hoppy finish.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to RagallachMC for the bottle. Pours clear amber/orange with a medium head. Fair lacing. Aroma of pale malts and perfumy hops. Taste was spicy fresh orange peel with some caramel malt. Medium-light body. Bitter finish.
Nephilium (1592) - Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear amber with very little head, with an initial aroma of grapefruit hops. The taste is a nice inital blast of bitter and citrus hops, balanced by a solid malt flavor. Decent finish on it, and an enjoyable beer.
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy golden hue with a minimal white head. Fresh, crisp floral nose is met with a clean, easy drinking body. A nice amount of hops, great for an everyday pale ale. Nice example of the style.
hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Volcanic, massive, milkshake thick head made up of medium sized bubbles which do not go away. Neverending sticky lace. Golden clear pour with lots of sediment in the bottle. Floral aroma with a little citrus. Bitter on the front with an expanding warmness that fills the mouth with joy. This beer gets better as I get into it.
Duster72 (117) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a copper color from 12oz bottle to pint glass. Little head and practicaly no lacing. Smell is mild pine hops with a very mild carmel malt behind it. Taste is primarily piney hops with a touch of grapefruit and very mild sweetness from the malts. Very dry, bitter finish. More bitter than most APAs. Light mouthfeel. A little too much unbalanced bitters for me. Drinkability suffers from the bitterness. Good, not great APA. Great value at $1.25.
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Founderís Pale Ale poured clear golden with some tiny sediment floating throughout my glass. A white bubbly head sits on top but quickly fades to a thin coating. Moderate carbonation rises from the bottom of my pint glass.
Smells good. Iím picking up slightly sweet malt. Grainy and floral. There is also a small amount of perfume from the hops. Smells inviting.
Unfortuanately the flavor is somewhat weak. There isnít hardly anything up front. Mid palate the hops make their appearence. They bring a floral character that is pleasing but a little dull. A short lived bitterness follows but it doesnít stick around very long before there is nothing left.
Mouthfeel is a disappointment. Very watery along with minimal carbonation.
It would be easy to drink a lot of these but I wouldnít want to. Itís just not flavorful enough.
bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Nose was hoppy and grassy. Poured a golden color with 1 finger head. Flavor matched aroma. Strong Cascade hop flavor with some citrus notes. Thin palate. Very refreshing. Iíd recommend it.