dinkle50 (988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is incredibly hoppy. Taste is grassy and lots of hop resin. Very dry finish. This is an all day session IPA. Well done Founders.
BOLTZ7555 (2822) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Loved the lower ABV here as I literally could drink this all day, every day! Bright 14 karat pour with a small ivory head that left some sticky lacing. Aroma was filled with grapefruit pith, orange peel, lemon zest, and freshly cut grass. Flavor is a bit more watered down and bitter without the accompanying malt backbone. Thin in the palate...wish there was a little chewiness. Still delicious and canít discount that this is highly drinkable and sessionable. Want more.
BBB63 (6051) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and served in Ommegang tulip: Pours a golden hue with a fading head and spotty lace. The aroma notes of grassy and dank hops, simple bready malts and a bit of spicy esters. For a "session" ale, this delivers a ton of aroma, more than many IPAís twice it strength. The taste is quite honestly more APAish than IPA but considering it is made to be session-able, the All Day more than meets expectations. Piney, peppery, and slightly dank with a clean malt profile. Yeah I could drink this all day long. The mouth feel is a tad tepid but really what the hell to you expect? I only hop to be able to buy sixers of this come summer time, it would be most excellent after a hard day of sweaty work.
Camons (6052) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Aarons place, Thanks. Pours golden with a wite head. Aroma of light malt, grapefruit, resin, piney. Taste is malt, biscuit, grapefruit, piney, citrus, resin. Thin to medium, soft carbonation. Wellbalaced, actually more balanced than most IPAs, but also a bit to much on the mellow side. 020312
MAFountain (18) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle to a New Belgium Globe
Aroma: Pine, citrus, the usual hop characters you would expect. A very minimal hint of toast character.
Appearance: Amber, slighlty cloudy, minimal head, and no lacing.
Taste: Medium bitterness, not overpowering at all. I
Palate: A light body, slightly oily, yet thin. Average carbonation, with a quick dry finish.
O: For what Founders was probably aiming for with this; they nailed it. Itís an enjoyable, flavorful IPA, that doesnít overpower you. I liked it.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Armanettiís. Pours a clear, yellow-gold colored body with a finger-width, frothy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is citrusy with strong grapefruit pines, lemons, florals, and some grass. Pale malt backing with a touch of grainy bread. Flavor is similar. Lemon-grass, grapefruit pines, and some floral fruits and citruses with a light, pale malt backing. A light grainy bread to the malts before the hops dry this out with a moderate, piney and grassy, citrusy and floral bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a light body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a very easy drinking and sessionable beer. Nice hop complexity with a lot going on for such a low ABV%. Good one.
peteinSD (1377) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Sean - thanks! Pours a light golden caramel with a thinnish slick of white foam. Aroma is light hop bitterness, citrus, pine, and a clean, dry malt backbone. Taste has a touch more hop bitterness than the aroma with pine and some citrus before giving way to a clean and light malt finish. Dry and crisp in the mouth. As with everything Iíve enjoyed from Founders this is well crafted and balanced. Very good sub-5% abv hoppy beer Iíd love to have access to on the regular out here in San Diego.
Smeade (80) - Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
S: white head, great lacing, slight haze, gold color
A: dry, orange blossom honey, mild, but enticing
T: solid hop, but not overpowering, slightly dry, a little sweet, medium finish
O: solid beer, well balanced, good hops, easy drinking, can drink it all day
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
arminjewell (6217) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of bottle is clear yellow-orange with white head, thanks to Aaron for the pour! Aroma has notes of big dank forest and pine, hints of orange and lemon in there, hints of biscuit as well. Taste is big hoppy orange and grapefruit up front, slight hints of resinous pine, some nice biscuit and cracker notes, finish fairly dry and bitter. Tasty, different from their other IPAs but in a good way.
whatsagoodipa (3) - - MAR 2, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Grass,Grapefruit.....Bitter. Exactly what Iím looking for in an IPA. Thanks Founders.
Now put it in a Can.