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RATINGS: 1494   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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A testament to Cascade hops in a bottle. This medium-bodied pale ale has a distinctive floral hop aroma and refreshing citrus flavor. You’ll notice a slight malty sweetness with a balanced hop finish. Perfect to enjoy anytime, anywhere.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2011
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
papsdatank (47) - Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2011
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2011
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2011
(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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - JUL 9, 2011
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtd6628 (361) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Good beer. A pale ale like this is hard to come by nicely done. Goes well rare stake.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (4011) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2011
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hirigalzkar (2786) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2011
Bottle. Great pale ale! Notes of gooseberries, grape and pineapple. Very drinkable with some subtile greatness here and there.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2931) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2011
Bottle at bishops linnegatan. pours golden amber with a small compact head. Drinkable with a grape seed bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3942) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2011
The bottle date puts this one at about a month old. The beer pours a hazy golden with a big off white head and some lace. The aroma is toasty and malty with some biscuit and grainy malt character. There is a citrus hop character to the aroma as well but it’s pretty mild behind the malty profile. The flavor is sort of the opposite, the beer is plenty bitter with a good dose of grassy and citrusy hops, the beer maintains it’s dryness throughout but a nice background of toasty malt is ever-present here. A completely different take on the American Style Pale Ale, and it’s mildness and subtlety comes as a bit of a surprise from Founders, a brewery that I consistently expect bolder beers from.... I think it’s really awesome that they decided to go this route with this one.


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