r464 (1946) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden amber color with a whitish head. Hoppy, earthy, hints pf citrus and pepper. Light and crisp, but punchy and definitely not thin. Very nice for a lower alcohol IPA.
HeinzH (22) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really fresh tasting IPA! Citrussy taste. Fruity and not too sweet. Hoppy enough. Small head, almost no head at all after couple of minutes. Would be percect on a hot summer day though.
jdskinns (203) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear orange color with very thin white head that puddles across the surface. Heavy piney hops on the nose. Taste is piney and floral hops with some cereal background. Thin body, very drinkable. This would serve well on a hot summer day.
jefcon (1426) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I guess session beers are 4.7 percent now. Sigh. Criticism for the marketing of this as a "senses-sharp" beer aside, letís discuss the aromatics, the bright hops, the sticky fruit and pine, and the long caramel and bread malt finish. This is not a beer for the proletariat. Founders is dreaming if they think the working man gets this. But for the good-beer man who wants a daytime tipple, this is a nice and rather refreshing option.
Emeister84 (1129) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of pine resin, nutmeg-like herbal tones, zesty lime, and bread crust. Clear copper with a mostly fading, off-white head. Dry, quite bitter, and minimally grainy, with hints of rye-like spiciness. Light-medium body, moderately low carbonation, very clean, and finishes dryly with lingering pine and spice. More bitter than I anticipated, with only 42 IBUs, though the combination of freshness and low ABV are probably bringing out all the alpha acids in full force. Glad this one finally hit VA!
Macegan75 (709) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a case I got at Frank Smithís. Pours a yellow to slight orange with weak large bubbled head that fades fast save a light ring around the side of the glass. nose is slight mild citrus and sweet orage jello, first sip is nice clean and bright mild hoppy flavors, finish with refreshing citrus bitterness that lingers nicely. fun beer
olr1984 (1141) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottles pours golden orange with light white head. Big citrus and fruit aromas. Big floral citrus and grapefruit taste.
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is a nice citrusy fruity scent, with a light hop scent. Flavor is a toned down citrusy flavor, the hops are slightly present. For the style of beer this is, itís very good. If you want an all nighter beer this should be your beer.
arkurzynski (1593) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Palest of amber pour with white head. Nose is a catty pine with mild mango/tropical fruits and light lemon wedge. Somewhat vegetal. Flavor is more catty pine with barely a touch of honey biscuit malt. Moderately dry with lively carbonation that promotes the mouthfeel a bit. Light, easy drinker. Could easily drink all day, but definitely one-dimensional Cleaner and would prefer to Lagunitas DayTime.
jcos (1592) - Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location/Date:Bottle on 3/9/2013.
Appearance: Pours a light orange.
Aroma: Aroma of light pine hop.
Taste: Light hop flavor of pine, nothing too strong.
Summary: Itís hard for me to give a good total score for this beer. It sets out to do what it wants to do, a lighter abv IPA, but then is grouped together in the regular IPA category. Good beer for what itís meant to be.