The Ringer | Fulton Beer

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84
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161 Ratings
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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:
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Added by maximum12 on 05-13-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
161
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
10.93%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
34
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 161 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of iRun2Beer
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ceanderson
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B_G
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MNAle
3.07/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into an Irish pub-style imperial pint glass. Hazy amber color, lightly carbonated. 1/2 inch off-white head, receding leaving thick lacing behind. Malty, bready aroma plus some grassy hops. The initial taste has a nice malt backbone; the bitterness of the hops comes quickly, but not too strongly. The hops do not assert themselves strongly in the taste, but there is some flowery or faintly citrusy flavor with not a lot of bitterness. The finish has more bitterness, but even so, you don't get dominate malt breadiness or sweetness, either. The finish has a little malty sweetness with a bit more hops bitterness. Sorry if I'm sounding repetitious; the flavor in this beer is kind of subdued. This is a pleasant enough beer, and easily drinkable, but don't expect to be overwhelmed by any particular aspect of it. This is a great beer for a gateway to craft.

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Photo of Zuidman
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikerieder
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.09/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nat1975
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bsp77
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
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 Dragon14Breath
4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think its a good Pale Ale I will drank er again

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer has and orange hue, with minimal lacing. The nose is mostly citrus and sweet malts, with a touch of woodsy scent. Taste is somewhat sweet, with a bit of orange peel, some musrhoomy umami, and not much else. This is a pretty uninspiring pale ale, not precisely bad, but it does not do much for me either.

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Photo of ryanwalters12
4.45/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bplabernie
3.27/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jrsaffert
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of birchstick
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Malone47
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.57/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The Ringer pours a hazy golden color with a small lacing head. There is a malty aroma, with nice hints of citrus. The taste is malt forward, earthy notes, some citrus. Nice body, nice flavors. Overall its pretty okay, nice citrus notes.

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Photo of mnbrewery
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Almost devoid of flavor and aroma. Weird.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
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 Z_Anderson_0406
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The Ringer from Fulton Beer
3.75 out of 5 based on 161 ratings.
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