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RATINGS: 1316   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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The beer you’ve been waiting for. Keeps your taste satisfied while keeping your senses sharp. An all-day IPA naturally brewed with a complex array of malts, grains and hops. Balanced for optimal aromatic and a clean finish. The perfect reward for an honest day’s work and the ultimate companion to celebrate life’s simple pleasures.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PaperKnife (82) - - JUN 7, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3423) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2012
(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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pkgpusher (2) - Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2012 does not count
A perfect session IPA. Crisp with a smooth finish and great citrus undertones. One of my favorite beers out there.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Henway (3) - - JUN 1, 2012 does not count
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2012
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onslow (1149) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theisti (3210) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 22, 2012
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuinnessHong (147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2012
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.

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