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RATINGS: 1511   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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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3.6
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - SEP 11, 2011
355 ml bottle from Domus Birrae. Served into a pint glass. Pours a very hazy canary yellow/ pale orange with an off-white head. Average lacing. Aroma of citrus hops, orange, bready malts with an hint of caramel. Extremely dry with a taste full of citrus hops, some grapefruit and orange. Very pleasant caramel malts aftertaste. I was pretty surprised by the good bitterness since this beer has only 35 IBU’s. Soft to medium carbonatin, creamy texture. Very nice!

3.6
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2011
A - Pours a fairly clear golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some spots of lace. S - Aroma is a nice balance of citrus hops and sweet caramel malts. Some grapefruit and orange notes. Could have been a bit stronger. T - Starts off with a nice mix of citrus hops, with some orange and grapefruit notes and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, the bitterness gets a bit more noticeable with some richer/deeper malts coming through. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel malts and citrus hops with just a touch of bitterness. M - Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and very refreshing overall. D - Super drinkable. Solid pale ale and a great session brew. Could have used just a bit more flavor and kick to it through.

4.1
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint. Appearance: Hazy light orange with creamy white head and some nice lacing. Aroma: Dry citrus and floral hops and just barely sweet grainy malts. Taste: Very dry all the way through with a focus on citrus, grapefruit, pepper and slightly grainy malt. Ends slightly bitter and almost sour. Palate: Moderate carbonation, medium grainy body, very dry sour finish. Overall: It is official - Founders can do no wrong. Very solid APA overall with an emphasis on hops and an unusually dry body for an APA.

3.5
bernatbeer (420) - barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 3, 2011
En botella.color naranja palido,aromas florales,pino.un poco dulce.en general una APA decente.

4.9
seathehorizon (4) - Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2011 does not count
Very earthy (as most Founder’s beers tend to be) and floral. The hops in this fine pale ale grab you by the pallet and make you scream. The alcohol content of this brew is not too much not too little. It’s right in the middle where you wouldn’t be too afraid to have a few but just enough to keep you from having too much. I recommend this beer as an "after work, i need to chill after a hard day, and very long bike commute". If you don’t believe, give it a swill!

3.6
portableparty (2350) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Bottle. Pours bright clear amber orange with a sudsey off white head that fades to a film. Aroma is herbal, malty with a decent hop presence. Taste is more herbal gritty malt and a lasting subtle bitterness. Palate is thin to medium with a gritty chaulky finish. Nice Pale Ale that is slightly thin.

3.7
joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 30, 2011
UPDATED: APR 18, 2012 From the bottle 5 months old. I feel a bit bad rating from a bottle this old, but I think a lot of people probably get a similar experience. It pours orange with an orangy white head. The aroma is dusty, stale hops with some tropical and citrus fruit. The flavor has hints of toffee and only mild hoppiness in the finish. I would have liked to taste a fresher bottle. Rerate: bottled on 3/26/12, drank on 4/18/12. Nice to finally get a fresh bottle of this stuff. It pours a bright golden color with a small white head. The aroma is nicely balanced with bready malt and lightly floral citrusy hops. The flavor is the same. Very nice floral bitterness and some peach, grapefruit and bready malt. Utterly drinkable and fresh tasting. A very nice pale ale.

3.5
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Pours an orange amber color with a thin white foam head. Has an aroma of grapefruit and caramel. Has a light sweet caramel taste with a very light, gentle hop layer.

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brugmanneke (283) - GERMANY - AUG 20, 2011
(bottle) Pours a yellow-orange color, hazy, with a quickly dissipating head. On the nose citrus and a bit of tropical fruits and floral notes. Aroma is slightly grainy/malty as well, but mainly grapefruit/orange peel and still a little tropical - or is it apricots?. Pronounced bitterness, balanced by a hint of sweetness. Dry, abrupt finish. I do not know many APAs to compare with, but I know for sure that I enjoyed this one very much.

3.7
fleagle (18) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Bottle purchased in Dublin, Ohio. Pours a clear golden color with a quickly dissipating head. The taste is clean, with a medium bitterness that is citrusy with several subtle notes. The mouth is thinner than I usually like, but here it works. The finish is surprisingly clean and abrupt. Well worth revisiting on a hot day.


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