timberrr (43) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours slightly hazy golden amber with an off white 1 finger head. Citrus and floral hops on the nose. Fruity hop flavor with a good balance of malts. Low-medium body with a medium high carbonation.
crozdog (6) - Ascot Vale, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a quality Pale Ale, in my opinion. The ideal pale ale to start a session with. Gave it 6/10 for aroma, only because there isn’t a lot of aroma... which isn’t to say it’s unpleasant. ’Clean’ is an apt description. Appears cloudy. Slightly bitter but quite pleasant aftertaste. One of the ’sweetest’ pales I’ve had. The sweetness is definitely one of this beer’s most distinguishing features. Will definitely drink again and would recommend to others, especially those new to the craft beer scene.
hackobock (909) - SWEDEN - APR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, biscuit. Taste is ligh malty biscuity sweetness with a medium dry pine bitterness, smooth medium body.
drjay44 (2489) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained off white head, with extensive lacing over a slightly hazy, with occasional floaters, light amber (SRM8) body.....nose is light toasted malts, with toast, biscuit notes, light pine, floral honey tones from the hops, no esters.....taste is light toasted malts, hints of cereal, with light bread notes, light floral honey sweetness, light citrus, stronger pine notes from the hops, finishing with a light lingering bitter finish, no esters......mouth feel, medium body, no astringency, alcohol hidden, moderate clean acid finish. This is a typical APA. It is well balanced, with the hops in slight ascendency over the malts, and is clean and refreshing. BJCP 8/2/16/5/7
oliodnb (145) - ITALY - APR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color with some yeast flakes suspended in, white head. Aromas of bready malts and some yeasty spiciness, tastes of malts caramel, light citrus. Good amount of hops, not too bitter finish.
NicolasGalli (19) - - APR 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
minimal head, white foam, bread, cereal, nuts, citrus aroma. medium sweetness, medium bitterness. medium body, creamy, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter abrupt finish. I’ve always been a fan of Founders artwork! This was an average pale ale (not a huge fan of pale ales!).
ansermadide (1466) - Kyle, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beautiful pale ale appears honey-like in color with a creamy off-white head. A fine balance of moderately caramelized malts and slightly resinous, earthy, sticky, candy-like citrus hops. It’s sweet and hoppy, but soft and teasingly light, more like a modest IPA than a pale ale. Carbonation rises somewhat slowly through the body, confirming that I’m not crazy in thinking that there’s a noticeable amount of residual sugars.
It’s almost buttery in mouthfeel, which is the first thing I noticed about the beer once it was in my mouth. Then, right before my taste buds, it seemed like an initially disparate amalgamation of ingredients all converged into a single entity. Hop oils, fresh grains, and caramel all come together to form a thick, bittersweet experience. It’s just thick enough to keep the beer from being empty in mouth feel and from being too thin on the palate, but thin enough to make it sessionable enough to drink like a pale ale. The result of the dry-hopping really comes out in the finish, which might have otherwise been a pretty empty experience.
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with S&G.
APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: hoppy, dry and bitter, fruity.
TASTE: fruity, dry, hoppy.
fattybladdy (453) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium orange pour with white head. Fresh hops in aroma. Taste of grassy and citrus hops. A pretty tasty, easy drinking brew.
joshharris (9) - St. Peters, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Probably one of my favorite pale ales.
ESBob (334) - Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap. Pours a clear orange with gold highlights. Aroma is combo of citrus and pine, light. Taste is primarily bitter. Slightly bitter finish. A nice, fairly sessionable Pale Ale.