minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear light bronze color; thick frothy white head that quickly settles down. Pungent oily hoppy aroma. I want to say Amarillo. Light-medium bodied, easy drinking. Quite a nice dose of hops; tree sap? wood chips? similar to 60 Minutes, if I remember that one. Does the job well when you want the hops, maybe you have some greasy food that needs washing down, but you dont want your taste buds to be obliterated. Bitterness steadily accumulates. Very solid flagship beer. Just read the deScription, and honestly surprised itís Cascade; shows what I know.
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
While sharpening a chainsaw. Golden pour with a large white head. Lots of grassy and floral hope notes in the nose- a slight caramel malt acts as a complement. The flavor is caramel and toffee with a grassy citrus hop profile. The palate is medium bodied with low effervescence and a clean finish.
rocbyter (1968) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet fresh hop aroma. Clear golden color with a large white head. Light bitter beginning that fades in the finish.
SHIG (4013) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Blazer06: Poured a yellow with a white head. Aroma is hops and citrus. The taste is citrus but very mellow and light hops that keep it interesting.
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Blazer06, pours copper with off white head. The aroma is earthy hops, spicy hops, grains and a touch of citrus and peach. The taste is similar with spicy hops, some earthiness, a bit of lemon acidity and modest maltiness. Some hop bitterness lingers into the after taste.
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy golden yellow with frothy white head. Aroma is bready caramel, with odd notes of soy sauce with the salty undertones and spruce notes. I know itís odd but I swear itís there. Body is creamy with high carbonation.
WiFlatlander (25) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy light gold with small head. light, crisp tase with the subdued bitter after-taste consistent with a dry hopped beer.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden straw yellow with medium white head. Lots of toasted grain action and earthy floral hops in aroma. Taste is sweet grain going med light bitter finish. No outstanding characteristics but well balanced and simple. Great on a hot summerís day
rking (100) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another good beer from Founders. With all of the pale ales out on the market, its just a little tough to stand up to some of the others.
markwise (4882) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to blazer06 for picking this up in GA. For an APA, this is awesome! Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is caramel, malt, grass, and lots of citrus hops. Flavor is similar with its grassy citrus hops all over the place into the clean finish. A great summer session beer. Founders, when are you coming to Florida???