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RATINGS: 1196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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A testament to Cascade hops in a bottle. This medium-bodied pale ale has a distinctive floral hop aroma and refreshing citrus flavor. Youíll notice a slight malty sweetness with a balanced hop finish. Perfect to enjoy anytime, anywhere.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boogerracing (60) - Iowa, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Good middle of the road light golden ale. Kind of fruity, but yet very easy to drink a few.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2488) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2014
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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oliodnb (140) - ITALY - APR 22, 2014
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NicolasGalli (19) - - APR 21, 2014
minimal head, white foam, bread, cereal, nuts, citrus aroma. medium sweetness, medium bitterness. medium body, creamy, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter abrupt finish. Iíve always been a fan of Founders artwork! This was an average pale ale (not a huge fan of pale ales!).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1466) - Kyle, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
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. Itís 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 Iím not crazy in thinking that thereís a noticeable amount of residual sugars. Itís 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. Itís 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2014
Bottle shared with S&G. APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: hoppy, dry and bitter, fruity. TASTE: fruity, dry, hoppy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fattybladdy (452) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2014
Medium orange pour with white head. Fresh hops in aroma. Taste of grassy and citrus hops. A pretty tasty, easy drinking brew.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joshharris (9) - St. Peters, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2014 does not count
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Probably one of my favorite pale ales.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ESBob (334) - Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosslew (119) - AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2014
Not a great aroma. But a nice taste. Not strong but still nice on hops. Fluid but not over-tangy mouthfeel. Delicate finish. Bit of a nice bitter end that fades nicely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (2274) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2014
Bored at a bar waiting on some people and rating this to pass the time. Had this in life but probably only once and not since when I first drank Founders. Pint pour, too dark to properly describe the color. Strong head leaves an uber thick glass covering lacing. Hard to give a 5 in a pint glass off draft but this is perfect looking clear beer. Aroma is hop heavy with a lean malt background. Mostly clean hey and fresh grass and very light tropical fruit (mango) - all from the hops. Same in flavor. Just a very clean and lean beer with a dry finish. Really drinkable.


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