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RATINGS: 1499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Appearance: suspended haze with chunks under a fluffy off-white head; pith. Orange and golden amidst the haze. Swirls with blotchy lace.
Nose: grassy and orangey, kiss of sweetness, aroma of flowers blooming, and dryness of orange skins. An overall vibrancy makes her stand out despite her somewhat questionable appearance.
Palate: light to medium body with a very clean flavor profile which carries the flowers from front to middle and to finish, lovingly caressing my tastebuds along the way. Hop leaves. A bit thin, but I can forgive that for now since her flavor compensates for the lack of weight. Grass, orange skins, and a bitterness which lingers long on the back of my tongue. More orange and white grapefruit come out to play, scrubbing my tongue clean just in time for the next quaff. Grapefruit lingers the longest.
Final Thoughts: I was a bit leery considering the initial appearance of this brew, but my worries were without want thankfully. That being said, this has been the least impressive of the at least dozen or so Founders beers my sister has graciously blessed me with.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 29, 2010
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy and light amber beer with a large offwhite head. The aroma is malt, caramel, sweetness and notes of hops. The flavor is malt, sweetness and hops with citrus. The palate is sweetness with some bitterness. Overall an average beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2010
On tap at the brewpub a while back, right before I tried the vaunted CBS. A: Bright orange color with a big white head. S: A so-so amount of citrus hops with a decent malt backing. T: Much like the nose--there are some hops there, but a little lacking for the style. M: Pretty good. Decent carbonation and a light-medium body. D: This isn’t a bad brew, just not up to Founders’ normal standards. There’s just nothing special about it when compared with other APA’s. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 04-29-2009

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2010
It’s hazy, warm golden with a huge, creamy head. The aroma has very mild, fruity notes. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of peach, mango, spruce, melon, citrus, and it has a light bitterness in the finish. It’s uncomplicated, pleasant and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (5468) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2010
My first Founders! :-) Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen (straight from the storage room by appointment ;-)). Pours a hazy light orange body with a large, pillowy white head. Nose is fruity hops; grass, spruce and hints of apricot and citrus. Taste is bitter grapefruit with hints of apricot, kiwi and pine. Bitter, resinous aftertaste. Works well. Palate-wise it could have been a bit lighter; I think this is a bit heavy to drink despite the very refreshing and obviously session-oriented feel. Still, fresh and straightforward; this is a lot of APA for your bucks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2010
355 ml bottle @ Konttori.
Pours a hazy orange yellow colour with a patchy white head. Aroma of very strong lemon and lime. Refreshing. Flavour of strong raw hops with Cascade on the top. Lemon notes. Medium bodied with a strong, thick mouthfeel. Refreshing with a hoppy finish. Summery brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2010
Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma is malt and citrus hop. Flavour is malt, citrus and light grapefruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (5770) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Bottle at Beer Temple. Golden body with thin head. Hoppy nose. Taste of hops and pine. Malty and citrus notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2010
Bottle at Euston Tap, London, Hazy golden pour with a mid sized off white head. Inoffensive nose, gently fragrant, with perhaps less hops than expected and standard malt and citrus notes. Body on the thin side. Slightly sweet flavour with reasonable malt/hop balance. Crisp and easy drinking. Dryish bitter finish. Pleasant enough, but verging on Joe average and was expecting a bit more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berlinoise2go (688) - NORWAY - NOV 12, 2010
Bottle from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Slightly hazy pale amber colour. Inch-thick white head that leaves nice lacings, stabilizing as a thin film. Buttery floral/citrus/grass hop aroma. Taste is dominated by hop bitterness but is overall balanced. Refreshing, but somewhat thin mouthfeel. Soft/average carbonation. Lasting, pleasantly bitter aftertaste.

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