Leighton (13539) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Sander’s place in NYC during an evening of heavy drinking. Pours lightly hazy gold with a big, foamy head. Sugary citrus nose with some lemon and melon highlights. medium sweet flavor with pale malts, white sugar. Medium to full bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Well and hoppy on the finish, with lots of dry citrus, some white bread, mild yeast, faint anise, big sweetness. Very well balanced. I like it.
bhensonb (12136) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from the Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dishwater orange gold with a 4 finger creamy white head. Primary aroma through the froth is yeast/spice. Sort of golden Belgian ale aroma. Near full bodied. There’s a lot of citrus hop, but if that’s taken out of the equation this starts earthy like a saison, but with a bit too much yeast/spice, and then that 50% NW hop aspect has to be dealt with. This is one really good beer. Yeast/spice into the finish, with a lot of hop riding along. Malt, yeah there’s a substantial backbone, but this is all about spice and hop. Brilliant effing ale.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bottle / draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, pineapple, yeast, and florals. Flavor of citrus, pineapple, wheat, yeast, and pine with a dry, bitter finish.
argo0 (11958) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy apple juice body, medium white head. Aroma is medium sweet, cardamom, some grapefruit, light straw. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, cardamom, some straw. Light-medium body, some acidity.
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
preCBC tour on tap @the brewery-pours hazy yellow/gold with a tight white head and heavy lacing. Aroma is yeast, lemon, light malt. Taste is lemon/spice hops, yeast, light malt.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Name: Linch Pin
Brewery: Founders Brewing Co
Date: July 01, 2012
Source: Tasting, First Sunday
Appearance: cloudy orange, frothy off white head, sudsy lace
Aroma: musty and tart aroma, lemon and orange
Flavor: sweet pale malt flavor, lots of citrus, fruity orange, nice spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Ratman197 (10860) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a hazy gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast, spice, pine, light grapefruit and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, yeast, spice, earthiness, light pine and light grapefruit with a smooth dry bitter lingering citrus finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10607) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy gold with a large, frothy and creamy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is biscuit and straw malt, heavy spices of pepper, coriander, and grains of paradise with light tropical fruity esters and fragrant citrus and pine hops. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, medium fruity esters, heavy Belgian yeast spices, supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
daknole (10111) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold/apricot pour, white head. Citrus hops and the belgain yeast shine in the nose. The flavor is hoppy, citrusy, good yeast notes and some good spice notes in the background. Good.
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Somewhat hazy/cloudy, golden appearance with a big, a touch off-white head that looks quite nice. Quite prickly spicy, somewhat resiny, citrusy/tangerine, spicy wheat malty aroma that is quite appetizing. Spicy wheat malty, peppery yeasty, spicy hoppy, piney, citrusy/orange flavor with a spicy finish. Spicy hoppy, somewhat piney/herbal aftertaste. This was quite nice. Spiciness comes from multiple ingredients along with a delicious citrusy element and some pine. Not your typical IPA but I just love what’s going on here.