marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - SEP 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of pineapple fruity hops. Decent head on the pour, foam sticks to the glass, semi transparent, golden amber colors. Bitter and dry in the mouth, slight oatiness, some fruit juice, a little sweetness but not much. Slightly biting acidic quality on the palate with a fairly quickly disappearing duration. Orange or lemon rind like flavors dominate.
41cubs (249) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2009 Ok beer for warm weather months. Pours really nice light copper orange with a haze to it. Smells grassy, mildly nutty and both are understated. Taste is somewhat cheap, almost like a macro style lager but with more going on. Grassy herbal lager taste that is refreshing but in no way complex (not a bad thing). Mouthfeel is light bodied. Would be a higher rating if not for the slightly bitter faint hop bad aftertaste. ok beer.
pepsican (1444) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper pour with a medium sized white head. Aroma citrus hops and caramel. Flavor is up front hops but fades into the nutty caramel charecter I picked up in the nose. Finishes bitter, good.
Nejhleader (1228) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
no bad, has a faint hop aroma, has a bit of a fresh hop taste with an element of citrus to it.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy and orange-amber in color. A large foamy beige head settles to a thin film, wispy, sticky patches of lace adhering to the glass. Aromas include sweet orange marmalade, lemon and hints of lime rind, and perfumy flowers, all atop a lightly toasty toffee malt base. The flavor is less bitter than I expected, sweet fruity notes blending with just a mild dose of grassy and floral hops. The toffee is a bit too buttery, as well. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated, and a touch astringent on the finish. This one smells nice, but the flavor is a big disappointment. I’ve come to expect better from Founders.
taalhiker (190) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured orange with little / no head. Classic pale ale aroma. Noticeable hops but definitely not over the top. Short finish.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, complete with founders overcarbonation.
once the carbo settles a bit, this is a nice, if a bit thin, apa...
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange amber body with a thick off white head. Aroma is pine and citrus with an underlying malty sweetness. The mouthfeel is smoother and creamier than I would have expected. There is some hoppy dryness up front, however. The flavor is extremely well balanced. Grapefruit and pine leads to some caramel sweetness. Fairly dry finish with little aftertaste. A nice pale ale.
jmm635 (855) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured golden in color with a small white head. Very floral on the nose. Taste is a little hoppy, but kind of bland. Typical Pale Ale, which in my opinion is not very good.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazed golden with a small filmy off white head. Aroma is medium sweet with orange, light citrus biscuit malt. Flavor is orange, grapefruit and light caramel. Light astringency. Light to medium body, crisp texture.