The Ringer - Fulton Beer

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very good

16 Reviews
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Reviews: 16
Hads: 127
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9%
Wants: 1
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
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Fulton Beer visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: maximum12 on 05-13-2012

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Reviews: 16 | Hads: 127
Reviews by Ross_Haddow:
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear orange with a bubbly white head.
This is a great smelling brew! Lots of citrus and a bit of biscuit underneath.
Taste follows with lots of lemon and orange with a nice, ripe fruit sweetness and a little
bit of biscuity malt. Lots of juicy goodness with a lovely finishing bitter.
Mouthfeel is medium and slightly sticky yet fairly bubbly.
Overall, a really good aromatic pale ale. (395 characters)

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of bsp77
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Quick review:

This is an old-school balanced Pale Ale with a mix of malts (caramel, toast, grains) and hops (traditional citrus, pine, herbal/spice notes). Good mouthfeel with a dry finish. Good APA overall, but this is really treading the same ground that Sierra Nevada did decades ago, but not quite as well. (312 characters)

Photo of NilocRellim
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of pat61
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nose: light grains, a trace of ripe fruit, citrus, citrus rind. Pours hazy orange gold with 1” white foam cap, finely bubbled and lacy. Enters creamy, fruity, with some bread, citrus and resiny hops. The initial fruit sweetness dries out on the finish. It has medium body and carbonation. The carbonation is fine and soft. Easy to drink.. (340 characters)

Photo of MattyG85
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles and some floating sediment. About two fingers of off white head with decent retention.

Smell: A juicy and earthy balanced aroma with hints of citrus, grass, and caramel. Citrus hops with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, and pineapple. Earthy and floral hops with hints of grass. Solid malt balance with hints of caramel, grains, cracker, and yeast. A solid APA aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a nicely juicy and grassy pale ale taste with notes of citrus fruit, grass, and sweet malt. Citrus hops with notes of orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple, and lemon. Solid notes of grassy and floral hops. Good backing malt presence with notes of caramel, cracker, grains, and yeast. A pretty nice balanced taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, juicy, and smooth with a drying finish.

Overall: A pretty solid take on an American Pale Ale. Good juicy hop presence with a good malt balance. (1,059 characters)

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of LXIXME
3.09/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tarks
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of twizzard
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BigAl18
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of HMClown
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Very smooth. Hops in moderation. Good aftertaste. (49 characters)

Photo of Z_Anderson_0406
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of morimech
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of StPaulSchmitty
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Koebele
4.2/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Wiscodrinker
3.24/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of SF_Posse
3.06/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Light refreshing apa. Could drink this all day. (48 characters)

Photo of bigbeers84
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Hopsiam14
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of CraigP83
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange, lots of suspended sediment. The smell is the best part of this beer, Light floral hops with a burst of orange zest in there. The taste follows the smell so you get excited at first then it falls off into a hollow, empty, metallic flavor. The Beer is torn between bitter hops or the subtle floral, citrus notes but isn't balanced, just confused. (357 characters)

Photo of Razonulzer
3/5  rDev -22.9%

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