vyvvy (5887) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear copper with a fairly small white head. The aroma has pine tropical fruit, dankness, funk and light caramel candy-ish maltiness. It has a fairly light body and is crisp with a moderate amount of carbonation. The flavor starts out much drier than the aroma with more of a dry caramel malt with a bit of earthiness. The hops are more of the pine, grapefruit and spicy. The finish is bone dry and has a bit more spice to it and almost a hint of rye bread. Really nice take on the lower alcohol IPA trend.
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold. Smells of mixed fruits. Tastes of fruit and carbonation. Nice lasting palate.
sigh_borg (96) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a crystal clear gold with medium frothy white head. Aroma is intensely hoppy, mostly fruit. I get peach, apricot, maybe green apple? Also a hint of grassy/floral hops as well. Medium bodied, feels full in the mouth but not syrupy at all. Taste is mildly sweet and turns quickly to bitter, but not overwhelmingly so. Bitterness increases in the finish. Taste is really fresh and refreshing. Yum. Definitely a good beer to sip all day. :)
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle from Utobeer. Clear amber colour thin lasting white head. Peachy hoppy aroma. Bit fizzy, good hoppy flavour, not too much bitterness on finish. But I really liked the peachy, apricot flavours in the mouth, a bit like a fruit salad chew from the 1980s. Yes certainly an all day beer.
ttoadee (1296) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin gold, scant head. Nose is slightly citrus hops. Bitter. Middle is light bodied malt and snappy hop bitterness. Finish is dry and appetizing.
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, toe-to-toe with Mallinsons Bramling Cross. Was expecting the Founders to get smashed to pieces to be honest..but not a bit of it; hugely fragrant pour wafting with guava, tinned peach, blackcurrant, pink grapefuit..I could go on. That’s a 9. Briilliant, crisp, stewed and tropical hop with lychee, passion and dragon fruit overpowering hints of biscuit. Fresh, green, multicoloured tropical hops to rival Oakham, Kernel or Mallinsons: yes, that good. An American impersonating an Englishman impersonating an American impersonating an Englishman. Brilliantly.
jkoch (47) - USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hoppy beer without the high alcohol in a typical IPA. This is a great beer for having a few of in the afternoon. My only complaint is that it's no cheaper than a full strength IPA.
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AndyW68 (1458) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly clear gold with medium white head. Aroma is pink grapefruit and pine in the background. Taste is hoppy, malty and rye floating around in the back. Palate is crisp, but a little thin.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2013 Draft at the mitten bar. Hazy gold with a white head. Heavy hop and malt aromas. Hoppy and rye flavors. A but thin.
Crispy34 (496) - Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Aroma is very hoppy, citrus hoppy. Taste builds up to a very bright, hop flavor, then turns a bit hop bitter followed by fresh hop flavor that tails off nicely. Palate is very clean for an ipa. Overall, a good beer and i will most likely buy it again as a session ipa.
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