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The Ringer - Fulton Beer

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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 1
Gots: 16 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of zeff80
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of oline73
3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at the brewery. Served in a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Beer pours a clear amber color with a half finger of off white head. The head fades to a layer on top of the pour and leaves some mild lacing.

Smell: The smell of this one is very mild. A slight hop note with a touch of fruity sweetness. Would have liked a bit more, but it's pleasant.

Taste: Hoppy up front with come citrus peel like bitterness. The grain shows up in the background. The bready malt also has some fruity notes. The finish is bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with aggressive carbonation and a finish that isn't dry enough.

Overall: There is a very nice balance to this one. I would have liked a drier finish, but I'd still be happy to have another.

Photo of rolltide8425
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of maximum12
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A visit to the Fulton Brewery is now a worthy stop on the way to a Twins game, so, we did. Good to see a new beer on tap. 16 oz. pint glass.

Pour is light orange, slightly opaque, but no sediment at all. Smell is pretty tame, bit of hops, sweetness, nothing to write home about.

The Ringer then enters the mouth & the fun begins. This is what a pale ale should taste like. Despite the relatively low 35 IBUs, the hops shine like a red dwarf. Beautiful light malt base lends a mild sweetness & gentle breadiness, with the hops coming in with a lovely citrus & bitter bite at the end - then nothing. Gone. Perhaps the cleanest beer I've ever tasted, which encourages another quick sip. Usually takes me an hour to enjoy a pint, this was gone in less than twenty minutes.

Gorgeously crafted pale ale & the best offering from Fulton to date. Simple, excellent, tasty, fresh. If you're around, stop in & try it. You won't be sorry.

Photo of mattmarka1
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of morimech
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of jera1350
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Redrover
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was able to have the Fulton Ringer on tap at the Pracna, served in a kind of scalloped pilsner, the beer is a chill hazed apricot with a sticky beige head.

Aroma of mangos, malts and citrus.

I like the balance on this one. Juicy fruit gum paired with caramel malts. Slightly sweet and a bit coating. More tropical fruits and pine late.

Mouth is solid and slighlty coating. I would like to have regualr access to this one.

Photo of Herky21
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of MattyG85
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Photo of CoryR
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of gatornation
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz pour at sea salt eatery

A- pour a light golden color with shades of orange nice 2 finger off white head and nice lacing
S- citrus hops slight grapefruit and other tropical smells light malts
T-crisp pure hops of floral and citrus a touch of bittering pine hops with a kiss of pale malts
M- crisp and pure a touch bitter clean fresh hops
O-delicious highly drinkable tasty with enough hops to satisfy

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of zeledonia
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tasted 5 January 2015.

Pours hazy orange, a vibrant color and not quite see-through. Half a finger of white head, but great retention and lacing.

Smell is clean and faintly hoppy. Mostly herbal hops, a touch of citrus that makes it bright in the nose.

Taste is fine, but rather blah. Inoffensive up front, mildly bitter and slightly chalky in the back. Pretty standard. Which is, as I said, fine.

Feel is good enough. Pretty light, with peppy carbonation. I wish that chalky flavor would fade faster.

A decent slightly hoppy pale ale. Nothing special, but totally drinkable.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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The Ringer from Fulton Beer
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