RespertFTW (515) - Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Smells like hops and citrus with a little stank. Very easy drinking IPA with a nice palate and a perfect amount of carbonation. Not a lot of depth to the flavor. Grapefruit and citrus. A good summer IPA.
Sarpa (762) - FINLAND - AUG 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle 355ml @ home. pours hazy orange with a small white head. aroma of fruity hops. flavor of tropical fruit hops, some caramel. very nice.
popkow (281) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy IPA with hops but rounded out as a session. Bitter with hints of floral and pine. The finish is a lingering yeasty flavor.
mike_77 (2963) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale blond colour. Aromatic floral, perfumey hop aroma. Taste has light tartness and fruit sweetness. Moderate hoppy, bitter finish. Good balance.
pablo951 (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had it on tap at Moody’s Pub in Chicago. Pours a clear amber copper hue with a medium head. The aroma is a floral hop delight and the taste is solidly delicious bitter hop IPA.
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Citrusy hops and their spicy greenness (very sage-like!) dally within a lean, bubbly mouthfeel brushed by lightly honeyed malts.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A fleeting head of foam finally settles atop the misty golden.
-The spicy hop profile is also reminiscent of citrusy thyme and lemongrass.
-The finish is relatively dry and just a tad bitter.
-Carbonation’s a bit too prickly for my tastes.
-This is the kind of brew the British have been doing extremely well for a while now. If you like this Founders’ brew, you should love most hoppy Golden Ales brewed in the UK.
imaragingbull (569) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear golden yellow. Decent head with good lace. Fruit salad hop aromas, melon citrus. Light grain. Piney citrus hop character generous bitterness refreshing med high carbonation light hop citrus lingering
jesse8966 (8) - morristown, USA - AUG 9, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a lot of lacing but a very good aroma. Pretty bitter which I’m a fan of. Overall a pretty good beer
cards04 (1604) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A big shout out to my friend Michaela for bringing this to me from Chicago. Pours a nice hazy peach colour. Good vegetal Green aromas and flavours. Very nice session ale.
fiercepanda (505) - Missouri, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy golden beer with a small white head. The aroma is great, a lot of yeast and tropical fruit. The flavor is fruity with pine and resin. Easy drinking and delicious.