lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RateBeer rating: 80
Calories: estimated at 150 C
Volume: 12 fl oz.
Glass: Lager, Shaker
Purchased at: Canal’s, Burlington NJ (thanks, Mike)
Consumed at: home
First Impression: Not a bad standard American Pils - good hops, depth, color, aroma, and sweetness. Aroma is hay and grass. Visuals are a golden, well carbonated, white headed beast. Taste is above average American Pils. Palate is a bit bitter and very sweet with a medium bitter finish. Second Impression: It’s what Budweiser could be if it cared.
Aroma: 6 out of 10
Visuals: 4 out of 5
Taste: 6 out of 10
Palate: 3 out of 5
Overall: 13 out of 20
Brigadier (2890) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
!2 oz bottle
This was paired with the first course. It lives up to its billing as an ideal lawn mower/griling beer. Light and refreshing this is the type of beer you could likely share with a friend who isn’t into stouts or more aggressive styles.
Aroma / Appearance - The golden body was typical for a pale ale complete with lively carbonation. The scent of freshly mowed summer grass resonated with the theme of a ’lawn mower beer’ perfectly. It was very light and airy without much complexity.
Flavor / Palate - Fading fast it took a few sips to get a handle on what was going on. When I did I discovered a nice blend of hops and honey. With a mildly bitter finish capping things off the experience was worth visiting again. If you are willing to go outside your local region to find a go-to pale ale this one might be for you.
kieleszd (83) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cascade hops spritzed in grapefruit. Founders knows how to balance hops and fruit and their Pale Ale is a winner. They call it their lawn-mowing beer but its great company to any dish or a great follow to a rich beer. Hats off.
Strykzone (4832) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a nice cloudy golden hue with some visible yeast floating and nice carbonation. Big light gold head that never went away and left behind a nice lacing. Very nicely hopped. The hops were neither grapefruit or pine but were pleasantly floral. Somewhat one dimensional but still very nice. I don’t care what the Commercial Description says. This is much better than lawn mower beer. Quite nice.
Beerman6686 (4220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice amber with a white head. Aroma was nice and hoppy but not in your face. Flavor is of piney hops and nice mellow malts to even things out. Pretty good.
TheShat (131) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Buckeye Beer engine. was amber with a small head. Slight caramel aroma along with grapefruit, The taste is bitter with some roasted malt coming through. Not one of Founders better beers.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty tastey brew all around. pours a vibrant copper colour with a small white floral head. Hop goodness around the palate, fruity and sweet/bitter battle all the way through. Finishes very clean.
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy, light golden color with a fat off-white head. Aroma of hops, grapefruit, and sweet malt. Taste is well-balanced with notes of citrus, hops and light malt. Has a dry, semi bitter finish.
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2008 Hazy orange with decent off-white head / Nose of citrus and dry pine / Light to medium body with mellow fruit and hops, and good, creamy, slightly bitter finish / Flavors of grapefruit, orange, bread, and dry pine / A mellow but very elegant pale ale.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted 4/27/08. 4oz sample from the brewpub. Filtered with a honey golden hue. Webbed head. Bright hoppy nose. Good aromas! Medium bodied with moderate malts. Caramel and bready flavors. Tart bitter and hop driven. Rolling hop palate with notes of honey and grapefruit. Solid example! Amped up as expected!