Rasmus40 (17417) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy dark yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - peach and grapefruit. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 310711
Reynolds314 (3302) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Im not the biggest fan of cascade hops so this one falls a bit short for me. Very cascade tasting pale ale with light sweetness. Flavors of flowers and lemon along with light malt. Refreshing and clean but not the best from these guys.
scarletfire65 (1323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice floral aroma. Light bodied, citrus, honey, very nicely balanced finish, with a bit of a complex oak woodiness coming out. Would be great with a burger.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Huge foam head, filled my Duvel glass in a second with foam, makes that piles on top of my glass. You could play Jenga with this stuff. Takes forever to dissipate. AAH.
...15 minutes later...
Aroma’s of citrussy hops, some flowers and a touch of lemon dishsoap.
Flavour is mild hoppy, not bitter, some fruit, lemon and flowers.
A bit on the thin side.
papsdatank (47) - Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber color with a white head, it’s actually pretty good looking. The aroma has some citrus hops with a little bit of caramel malt. The taste follows the nose, it’s solid but uninspired. The palate is medium bodied yet refreshing with a bit of an aftertaste. This is like having sex with your wife after 5 years of marraige, it’s still good and gets the job done, but it leaves you wanting more.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Slightly hazy yellow-orange color, minimal white head. Light hop aroma, refreshing indeed and very drinkable. Nice lightly bitter aftertaste. Moderate-to-sharp carbonation. Quick finish, decent aftertaste. Not very complex or interesting, but a solid pale ale.
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours light hazy golden with an off-white head. The aroma is floral, mild citric, perfume-ish light wooden, dry toasted and light bready. Subtle “green” hoppiness. Undertones of hay, burned plastic, pine resin, dried peach, roots, honey, ginger, ripe white grapes, raisins, red apples, juniper and whisper of pineapple. The flavor is light sweet, near medium bitter and tiny acidic. Tones of citrus, flowers, toast and white bread. The mouthfeel is clean with a medium carbonation. Clean malt and balanced hop finish. Near medium bodied.
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle. Pours golden in color with a good amount of white head. Aroma is hops and some caramel. Taste follows the nose. Drinkable. Nice pale without being too bitter.
jtd6628 (361) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good beer. A pale ale like this is hard to come by nicely done. Goes well rare stake.
Nuffield (4048) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Here’s a surprise, having had two dry hopped ales in a row, Minnesota’s Brau Brothers beat out Founders. Wouldn’t have expected that. The Founders, though having some nice notes, wasn’t as vibrant and fresh in aroma or complex and subtle in flavor. Founders also finished more harshly. O.k. but not great. Bottle.