crajun (803) - , Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2013 12 pz bottle to glass. bottle from Jason/umich in trade. Really like the aroma on this - a sticky kind of citrus hop bomb. beer looking pour Taste for me was the meh ipa - not much on the malt side and hops werenít enjoyable to me.
crackedmachine (445) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle after bottle after bottle. Clear golden-orange. Powerful hop aroma of pine, citrus, peach. Flavor is lighter than aroma suggests, with cereal upfront, followed by bitter citrus and a spicy finish. Delicious, and one of the best session IPAs I have had.
Hophaze (125) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours Golden Brown. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus, hops. Wonderful taste. Truly an all day session IPA! Founders = yummy
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromatic without being overwhelming and tasty without distracting from the food you might be enjoying alongside. This is an excellent session beer. I think this IPA really nails what Founders set out to do. Itís one of the few IPAs that isnít a monster - itís good without saturating your palate. Thereís nothing to get fatigued by in the aroma or the flavor profile. Itís a good, solid IPA.
MIBRomeo (2444) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
off orange pour w/ a small white head with thin lacing that dissipates quickly. Clean light citrus and grass hop notes in the aroma with a tiny touch of sweet caramel. Palate is light and well carbonated. Flavor is subdued for an IPA, clearly designed as a session beer with light pine on the swallow and a good amount of floral hops but not overly bitter, and a fair amount of citrus. Enjoyable to drink, but not a really special beer.
Sledutah (3624) - Utah, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Clear golden with a big white head
Aroma: Citrus, floral and grassy
Taste: Grassy and citrus
Nice, easy drinking
jredmond (4567) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled with Moreau and Andrew at GABF 2012. Pours a hazy bright amber orange body with white head and lacing. Aroma is fresh, clean citrus hop. Mouthfeel is medium with nice carbonation and notes of citrus, pine, grass hop. Slightly bitter and dry in the finish, but still drinkable and sessionable. Nice overall.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle served in a FFF 15th Anniversary pint glass.
A: Pours a clear golden yellow with a one finger pure white head forming on the pour. The head recedes to thick, bubble collar. Splotchy stick of lace are present down the glass.
S: Light notes of citrus and resin with a mild malt background.
T: Pale and bready malts with a touch of fruity grapefruit, orange and mild resin bitterness. The is a solid caramel malt sweetness on the finish, but the flavors are somewhat muted.
M: Well they hit the session part. Not to sweet or bitter, medium carbonation with a light than usual body for an IPA.
O: A very sessionable IPA. The flavors are muted, but they are well balanced. That being said, beers like Pliney and Ephraim are more sessionable and have the flavor profile to boot. The fact that it comes in 6-packs is its major perk.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-16-2012
BMMillsy (952) - Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear and golden with hoppy aroma. East drinking but holds a decent hop bite. True to what it us supposed to be: a good IPA that won't floor you if you're downing them all day long. Nicely done.
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kjc51478 (371) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl Bottle. Appearance is cloudy, orange color with light, off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus hops, spice, and grain. Taste is hops up front with favors of grapefruit and passion fruit. Subtle malt base with grains and toast. Well-balanced, light mouthfeel. Palate is medium-bodied, smooth but thin texture, dry and clean finish. Nice beer with good IPA flavor without the heavy malt bill.