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RATINGS: 1192   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. You’ll notice a slight malty sweetness with a balanced hop finish. Perfect to enjoy anytime, anywhere.


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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - JUN 23, 2003
I found this a bit thin (lack of malt) with a nice hop bite. The beer is smooth and very drinkable, but a bit to lite for me.


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 (449) - 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 (116) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cool_Bond (1065) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2014
The smell is good and fruity. The taste is slightly fruity but really good nonetheless. Slightly bitter aftertaste and is left for a little while in the mouth. Really nice beer to drink. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (610) - HONG KONG - APR 4, 2014


355 ml bottle bought at Craftissmo in Tsim Sha Tsui East.

Transluclent golden honey orange colour with trunks of yeast particles; One-quarter finger head and soapy white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Small sticky lacing with notable small carbonation; Fragrant sweet aroma of ale malt, with grapefruit, orange, floral, light honey, molasses, very light pine, light lemon and thin grassy hops; Close to light sweet taste of ale malt, with very light grapefruit, molasses, light pine, bread, strong lime, sharp grass and strong bitter hops; Mid to light body. Dry, slick and slightly oozy palate; Mouth feel is on the mark APA: light-to-moderate maltyness. Slick body, citrusy taste is in the background, low molasses sweetness, light bread and limey, and the bitterness take over. Okay… Hoppiness is low-fi grapefruit plus floral, orange, and light pine aroma. Grapefruit shades, very light pine and strong lime in taste. Very strong bitter hops than the 35 IBUs suggested. Sharp fresh grassy astringency for a lasting and tasty bitter finish; Dry after taste. Bitter and quite well-rounded to mouth.

Comments: This one is very close to its APA spirit with simple and rather low-fi Cascade fruitiness, moderate body, slick mouth feel, and dominated with strong sharp bitter hops. Simple-minded and rock solid. It’s good for the style but has plenty of room to be even better.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hop_Hedonist (178) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2014
Medium bodied? This is pretty big to me - malty herbal aroma follows through on the tongue - satisfying - nice one. Oh... And lovely label.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CpyNPrnT (217) - Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2014
Aroma of citrus, slight spice. Taste is slight spice, bread, slight citrus, moderate sweetness.


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