ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light pale body with a white head. The aroma is bready and herbal. The flavor is honey, bread and very light. Light and thin body.
aarossell (151) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2006
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
tap: I usually get a pint of this when I can’t handle anymore crazy brews. This is like drinking a light, sweet, watered down beer...with very little bitterness, and minimal flavor. Strangely, though, it’s quite good.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap: I would have to guess that they brew this for those who usually drink the BMC variety, and accompany their beer-loving friends to the brewery. Better than the macros, but not by much.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 2, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
tap at brewery: Very pale straw yellow color with medium sized pure white head. Aroma has corn, vaint caramel, touch of hops. Flavor has corn; is fizzy. Blah
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
i finally gave in and tried this beer....somewhat of a mistake...light yellow, hazy appearance with minimal head...aroma of lemons....flavor was expectedly mundane as well
Tmoney99 (9640) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brewery. Cloudy amber color with small white head. Light aroma of hops and citrus. Flavor is pleasent but not a lot of character. This was one of the non-distinct brews for Founders.
Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Founders seems to be on a pale ale kick with their recent tap offerings (regular ol’ Pale Ale, Harvest Ale, Organic Pale Ale, and now this). This X-tra Pale Ale (4.3% ABV instead of 5.4% ABV) was pretty lackluster and begged the question "why?". Hazy straw body, thin off-white head. Light citrus hops aroma with a touch of pine. The body was lightly fruity with citrus, a touch of pine, and biscuity malts. Thin-bodied and unsubstantial in every regard. Luckily I rescued my palate with another pint of their exquisite Breakfast Stout.