Bill Becker (2008) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 21, 2017 Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. This is a really nice beer. Nice nose: tight mix of hops & malt, a sort of citrus & funky fruit thing, mellow malts in the background. Taste follows up well. Good balance, nice body. Will buy again.
From Sept 2008
I got this bottle in a trade with jwc215. Thanks Joe!
It pours a hazy orange gold with a 1 finger head of foam. Great head retention and there's some lacing.
The smell has notes of caramel and earthy malt and some citrus hoppiness but overall, it's lightly done.
The taste has some weak malt presence, earthy and a touch of caramel, followed by a light citric hop bitterness that dominates mid palate on and through the finish. Hmm, this is a serviceable APA in taste but the overall flavours come across as very mild to me. If this was lower in abv, it would be a decent sessionable ale but at over 6%, I just expected more flavour and didn't get it.
Good medium mouthfeel here and the carbonation is fairly light.
Bottom line: A decent APA that looks good, smells good, tastes ok, has a pretty good mouthfeel, and is pretty drinkable. There you have it in a nutshell. ;^) alex_leit (5250) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 13, 2017
Bottle. Golden, excellent white foam. Aroma: malt and citrus, fruits and little flowers. Taste: citrus, fruits, pure, drinakable, a little sweets. ZacM612 (869) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2017
Draft at Lion & Rose. Clear amber with tall, white, lacing head. Aroma is malty, minimal hops. Pretty smooth, minimal hoppy bitterness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Mrnoluv (361) - long beach, California, USA - MAY 21, 2017
I finally found a founders beer I really don’t like. This beer is just a bland as it can get! Not much too it at all. MasDen (534) - Mogilev, BELARUS - JAN 25, 2017
Aroma: citrus, malt, hops
Appearance: Gold with small head.
Taste: Malt, citrus, hops, bitterness.
Palate: Middle body, middle carbonation
willisread (3803) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle from J’s. Looks to be old I suppose. Pours a deep gold with some glowing orange notes and a finger of foam. Faint mineral and grass nose. Dry, grainy malt. Good carbonation though. Hops faded out at this point and drinks more like a dry blond. Light lingering bitterness. kamanova_boy (483) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 7, 2017
Bottle. Small short lasting white head. Citrus and hop in aroma, dark yellow colour. Very good IPA, fresh fruity flavour, very nice on palate. Andrew196 (2040) - Katy, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Nice pour, rich amber, coarse, laying eggshell head. Aroma is hops, peach, sweet barnyard, lemon pepper. Super easy to drink, peach, the tropics, zesty butter, pepper, some resin and fresh biscuity malt. Very well made, crushable. Palme (4857) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2016
0.355l bottle as Founders Dry Hopped Pale Ale. This is a light cloudy caramel golden colored one with a small kinda lacing just off-white head. Smells really fruity, hoppy and kinda peachy. Some grass and a little citrus zesty zing. Nothing to say on the smells. There’s traces of really pleasant detergent also. Really like. It’s mild oily in the mouth and it’s spot on how I like it on the carbonation. Malty peachy, it’s kinda grassy in a way also with hay and a zesty quite bitter lingering tail. Nice this little non complicated quencher. 22.11.2014 Bricks (1160) - Delaware, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Really good looking pale ale... nice hazy brown / golden yellow with big head. Smells of clean hops.. taste is like a weak IPA, with a bit of citrus. Very smooth. Good.