Pinball (11329) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from Vinoble-favrskov
clear yellow, smooth almost yellow head.
extremely nice aroma. hoppy in nature, flowers, citrus fruits, dry, very faint note of orange or perhaps even exotic fruits. great balance.
flavor is bitter, pine, grapefruit, citrus, towards the end malty sweetness and hoppy bitterness well combined, boy this is good. beneath the bitter piny grapefruity dryness there is a delicate base of orange and exotic fruts, which again matches well with the malts. Even though very flavorfull the beer appears mild and wth no edges. very quenching. One of the best around 5%ish alc. beers i’ve ever tasted.
jw0406 (903) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. pours a golden orange color. Hoppy aroma, with a citrus flavors and a dry finish. A decent APA
stangger (604) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy aroma. Citrus. Pine. Bitter. Cascade hops, spicier than a typical pale but less bitter.
jsmerig (1332) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden yellow with a white foamy head. Bright and Citrusy aroma. Taste is of a slight bit of malt offset by citrus and floral flavors. Subtle. Crisp dry finish very pleasant yet not extraordinary.
daje (2648) - NORWAY - JAN 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow color, beige head. Fruity aroma with oranges and caramel. Taste of floral herbs, pretty hoppy bitter end.
AwYeh (102) - Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a yellow-golden color with one finger of white head. Smell is earthy, grassy, floral; a bit of light citrus hops and sweet malts. Taste, unfortunately, can’t quite back this up– it’s rather weak and simple, tasting mostly like grass and black pepper with few other flavors showing through. Thin mouthfeel, very dry finish.
Habanero (3156) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2013 Bottled. Pours clear golden with a huge, white head. Lively carbonaton. Nice hoppy nose with citrus. Fair lacings. Flavour with light malt and citrus notes. Light bodied. Watery texture. Ends up more dry and bitter. A crisp and fine PA. ★★★
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a just clear gold with a large white to beige head. Light hops, clean crackery malt. Light malt and toast, clean and easy drinking. Light grapefruit bitter finish, gentle with some more crackery malt.
Christian (11703) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark golden with a big white head. Weak malty aroma with citrus notes. Sweet malty flavour with grapefruit hops and a bitter finish
Goodgrief (1855) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - DEC 27, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I love Founders, but this isn’t good. Murky yellow color with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma was corn and cardboard. Flavor was citrusy with moderate level of hoppiness but with an off grainy corn chip like aftertaste. Amazing how I can love most of the beers so much yet hate something as generic as a pale ale.