Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - OCT 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2013 Clear and dusty light orange colour with a small white head. Nice aroma with lots of orange, caramel. Great hoppy flavour very nicely balanced, pine and caramel. (6/3/7/5/16)
Clear orange body with a small white head. Decent aroma with caramel, orange, some spices. Nice hoppy and sweet flavour with caramel, pineapple, a hint of pine.
ROGUE (2182) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a thin white head that sinks to a thin ring. The aroma is floral hops with a touch of citrus. Taste is mild floral hops, caramel and malt flavors. The finish is citrus hops with a piney character. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, smooth with just the right amount of carbination. Very easy to drink, straightforward and enjoyable.
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A pale blonde ale with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, faint grainy malt with light floral hops. In mouth, a smooth biscuitty malt with herbal British hops, mineral notes, not bad. On tap at Sunset Grill, Sept. 11 2011.
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - SEP 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Evil stepdad, watching Toni Martin destroy the competition. Orange look with a white hue. Hop citrus aroma, flowers and mild caramel malt. Medium bitter light sweet flavor - refreshing!
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours hazy amberish gold with 1 finger of head that fades to skin, big bubbles. Aroma is bitter floral grapefruit with hints of toasty caramel. Taste is slightly nutty, sweet caramel overtones, citrusy and piney accents as well. Body is light-medium, below average carbonation, light mouthfeel, dry citric finish. Overall, a decent brew but waaay subpar for Founders. Kinda like a Sierra Nevada with just a little more cojones.
Macegan75 (816) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear pale light yellow with slight head that leaves little lacing. Nose is dry hops like citra and simcoe. Nice first flavor with crisp malt flavor and mild bitter finish. Drinkable.
rockchalk2 (19) - Kansas, USA - SEP 12, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not impressed with this given the reputation of the brewery. Nothing offensive in the taste, but nothing to make you want to have it again.
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - SEP 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle from Domus Birrae. Served into a pint glass. Pours a very hazy canary yellow/ pale orange with an off-white head. Average lacing. Aroma of citrus hops, orange, bready malts with an hint of caramel. Extremely dry with a taste full of citrus hops, some grapefruit and orange. Very pleasant caramel malts aftertaste. I was pretty surprised by the good bitterness since this beer has only 35 IBU’s. Soft to medium carbonatin, creamy texture. Very nice!
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a fairly clear golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some spots of lace.
S - Aroma is a nice balance of citrus hops and sweet caramel malts. Some grapefruit and orange notes. Could have been a bit stronger.
T - Starts off with a nice mix of citrus hops, with some orange and grapefruit notes and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, the bitterness gets a bit more noticeable with some richer/deeper malts coming through. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel malts and citrus hops with just a touch of bitterness.
M - Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and very refreshing overall.
D - Super drinkable. Solid pale ale and a great session brew. Could have used just a bit more flavor and kick to it through.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Hazy light orange with creamy white head and some nice lacing.
Aroma: Dry citrus and floral hops and just barely sweet grainy malts.
Taste: Very dry all the way through with a focus on citrus, grapefruit, pepper and slightly grainy malt. Ends slightly bitter and almost sour.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, medium grainy body, very dry sour finish.
Overall: It is official - Founders can do no wrong. Very solid APA overall with an emphasis on hops and an unusually dry body for an APA.