The Ringer | Fulton Beer

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fulton Beer
Minnesota, United States
fultonbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by maximum12 on 05-13-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
163
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
11.02%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
35
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 163 |  Reviews: 24
Reviews by GarretD:
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

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Photo of DaftPatrick
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of MrUse
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bsp77
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of pat61
4.24/5  rDev +14%
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..

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Photo of MattyG85
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

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Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of LXIXME
3.09/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tarks
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of B_G
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nuebs
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of andrew8626
3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thorkelson
3.18/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BigAl18
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.99/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

On tap at the brewery. Deep orange, clear body. Smells of bready malt, a hint of caramel, and a touch of citrus. Not the most aromatic. Tastes a little more interesting. Bready, fruity, and a bit of caramel malt. Tastes like an English pale ale. Faint bit of citrus and a touch of bitterness. Medium body. It’s not bad, but it isn’t what I expected or really what I wanted to drink based on the description.

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Photo of HMClown
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Very smooth. Hops in moderation. Good aftertaste.

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Photo of Z_Anderson_0406
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of morimech
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of StPaulSchmitty
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Koebele
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%

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The Ringer from Fulton Beer
3.72 out of 5 based on 163 ratings.
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