Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
On tap at Founders on December 29, 2010.
Pours a moderately-dark yellow color with a bit of haze. Good single-finger white head and a few streaks of lacing. Nice collar throughout. The nose brings a moderate amount of citrus and floral hops. Nothing too deep or pungent, but a good blend. The taste falls back a bit. Very minor amount of bitterness and a somewhat-restrained level of hop flavor. Good combination, though there is a slight level of grain in the finish that doesn’t quite fit in. Overall, went down smoothly though I still prefer the Endurance Ale.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 12-30-2010 badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2010
straw colored with big white head. spicey hops and moderate earthiness, with a slight tang. you could argue this was made for the masses, but i understand. no\t my thing tho, and among the most basic they have ever offered. thankfully this brewery consistently has 10+ excellent beers on tap at all times, and several others that are better than good. Tmoney99 (14365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Draft. Poured a clear copper color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate simcoe hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind as a good session beer.