PaperKnife (82) - - JUN 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 12 oz. Straw color, white wispy head. Aroma is caramel, citrus, bubblegum. Flavor is crisp, malt, citrus, dry. Really a great beer that lives up to the hype.
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottled May 5, 2012. Served at around 40F.
Pours lightly hazy yellow/gold with a one finger white head that recedes quickly to a small ring and wispy cap and leaves just a few spots of lacing behind.
Aroma is lemon and grapefruit citrus, floral, grassy hops, a touch of pineapple. some cracker-like malt. Good strength.
Flavor features lemony citrus, some grapefruit, floral and grassy, a little fruity, a bit of light malt, good bitterness on the finish. Minimal alcohol, finishes dry and crisp.
Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied, a little oily and sticky, moderate carbonation.
Big thanks to one of my customers for bringing this by since we don’t get this one in Georgia. Does exactly what Founders set out to do...a nice sessionable IPA. Nothing crazy or extreme, just delivers a hop fix without too heavy of a body or too much alcohol. Great lawnmower beer with serious flavor.
zach8270 (3423) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Slightly cloudy gold pour with a fluffy white head. Big hop blast in the aroma. Some nice citrus and grassy notes with a mild undertone of pine. Flavor is a great amount of citrus balanced well with that dry and bitter hop bite. Slightly sweet finish with a bit of a lingering bitterness.
pkgpusher (2) - Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A perfect session IPA. Crisp with a smooth finish and great citrus undertones. One of my favorite beers out there.
Henway (3) - - JUN 1, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 Amazing and Beautiful IPA. Finishes crisp and clean and probably one of the finest session beers I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying.
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Founders all day IPA. Tap at OB Noodle House. Clear yellow gold with a one finger white head, good retention. Lots of citrus rind hops in the nose, light pine. Flavor continues with just enough cracker malt to keep things going. Scant sweetness. The hops midway through to the finish remind me a lot of my last home brewed IPA (ass play) with a lightly sweet dry hopped note, though markedly less bitter. Dry finish, bitterness at a 4. Light to moderate carbonation with a light body. All day, indeed. 8-4-8-4-17--4.1
Onslow (1149) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Clear amber brew with very small head. FIne aroma of citrus, pine, tart fruit. Taste is hops forward with a great hops blend that follows the aroma. Thin palate, very light mouthfeel but full of flavor.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by Jon! Pours a hazy golden color with white head. Aroma of dank hops as well as citrus and tropical fruits Taste is sweet and bitter on the end. Thinner bodied and oily. Good beer and quite sessionable.
theisti (3210) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nonic pint draft at Matt the Millers in Dublin, Ohio. The pour is orange golden, lightly hazed with a small white head. The aroma is floral, resin, softly dank hop, with a light whisper of toast malt. The taste is sweet honey floral that gives way quicky to the resin and dankness. The nose closes with the toasted malt, a dry cracker finish. There is also some tangerine fruit present as it warms. The palate is medium bodied, nice active carbonation, and a dry crisp finish - perhaps a tad watery in the finish, though this didn’t bother me. This was really nice - very pleasant flavors, super easy drinking.
GuinnessHong (147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Like the Founders Centennial IPA, I had this one direct from the bottle, and so was not able to properly rate appearance, head, aroma, etc. I will have to try them both again at a later date and amend my rating. As to flavor, this one was very citrusy, reminiscent of a ruby red (sour) grapefruit. Some bitterness in aftertaste, slightly astringent. Very tasty overall.