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RATINGS: 1511   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2009
12oz. bottle served in a shaker pint. Poured a slightly hazy gold with a sparse white head. Pretty subdued aroma of citrusy hops and some carmel malt. Solid malt base to this one with a crisp hop bite, but not a whole lot of bitterness. On the lighter side of medium body. Nice lingering dry finish from the hops, but not a mouth puckerer. Very drinkable, a solid Pale Ale.

3.3
ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2009
Bottled. Pours out in a hazy golden colour with a small white head. Crisp and dry aroma of flowers, lemon-zest and grass with notes of lychee. Medium to light-bodied with notes of peaches and straw with a crisp medium-bitter finish of grass and lemon-zest.

3.5
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2009
This is a very tasty pale, but not as unique as some of Founder’s other brews. It’s a soft, creamy beer with mostly citrus and floral hop flavors.

3.5
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2009
medium gold pour with awhite foamy head Aroma is floral and light citrus hop with some biscuity malt under that. Flavour is more of the same. Floral hop dominates, some earthiness to it. Light maltiness.

3.4
phaleslu (10277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2009
12 oz. bottle from The Party Source. Pours a cloudy gold with plenty of sediments and a small white head that leaves a few bubbles at the surface and a thin white rim. Aroma is subtle, with earthy hops, citrus, grass, and malts. The flavor isn’t quite as quiet, with all of those elements along with straw, alcohol, honey, yeast, and stronger hops than the aroma. Light-medium bodied, bitter, and refreshing. Very nice APA.

3.7
topherh (1928) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2009
Bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma is grassy, citrusy hops, and a little biscuity malt. Flavor is much the same with a nice long bitter hop finish.

3.8
beercamel (84) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2009
had in a 12 oz. bottle, pours dark golden honey color. Has a great flavor and hoppy taste. Scent is hops, grass, citrus, and thick malt. A great brew.

3.7
obxdude10 (2324) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2009
This is a very delicious and enjoyable APA. It starts with an interesting pour of a dark golden color, but with a hazy appearance and orange hue. The head is big and fluffy with great lacing. The nose is full of hops, grass, lemon zest and bready malts. The body is smooth, slightly creamy, balanced and delicious. The flavors feature notes of pine, citrus, lemon, floral hops and grass. There is also a nice balance of bready malts. The finish is again a little creamy, but more of the hops come through, featuring a real spicy and dry note. I sampled this in a bottle, but I imagine this is even better from the tap. Great APA!

3.3
Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Sampled at Lundeen’s Brew Ha-Ha 2009. Pours a hazy orang color with a modest off-white head. Aroma has a light sweet malt note but most of the aroma comes from the floral, grassy and orange citrus hops note with a light peach, apricot and banana fruitiness to it. Flavor is overall a moderate bitterness, light leafy bitterness, orange citrus and apricot really come through and finishes with a mild caramel malt note. The texture is a bit oily with a decent body to hold the flavors and a good amount of carbonation. The sweet apricot present in this pale was very different than other but did make it a bit interesting. Decent brew.

3.8
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Hazy orange-gold, abundant off-white head, good retention, streaks of lace on the glass. Hops aroma, principally floral, a bit of citrus aromatics there, too; yeasty must as well. Flavor strongly floral, balanced by the must and yeast of yeast. Malts provide balancing sweetness. Hops bitterness comes off as slightly soapy near the finish. Medium body, zest, lively palate. Soapy flavors are reinforced by a very soft palate.


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