FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a light golden with a small white head. Aroma is piney, lightly citric, earthy and herbal hoppiness with a nice sweet caramel backbone. Flavor is much the same, nicely fresh piney hops, with a hint of citrus and a light grainy character towards the finish. Medium body and a crisp carbonation. Certainly not the most flavorful ipa but as a session ale itís nice, and very quaffable beer.
ICEatALAMO (779) - Troy, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. Aroma is decent with floral and citrus notes. Taste is just ok for my likes. A little bland and stays through the aftertaste. Far better ipaís out there, but would probably be refreshing on a nice summer day.
Frank (2222) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flavorful lower alcohol brews are getting to be my favorite thing in the world. Itís not the most attractive thing in the world--cloudy orange w/ nearly no head--but weíll give it a pass just for being a lovely and hoppy, drinkable pale ale. This really does drink a lot bigger than it is w/ a vibrant fruity hop nose and firm bitterness int the finish. Malts are subdued and play mostly a lightly sweet supporting role. Texture is light but not unsubstantial and it all comes together very nicely. Definitely, the name suits this beer. I could drink it all day.
rxeight (783) - Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iíl say upfront I really wasnt expecting much from this guy, Iím not a fan of Founders Centenial IPA and now we have a 4.7% IPA thatís priced along with the big boys at $10 a six pack. Picked up a single 12 oz bottle from a creat your own 6 pack, bottled 12/26/11. Poured into a snifter. Pours golden orange color with a white head. Aromas of grapefruit, orange, pineapple. Beer smeels fantastic. Taste of pineapple, and orange. Taste is absolutly fantastic although a bit lighter than the IPAs im used to. Very nice nice balance of flavors and bitterness. Crisp and drinkable, with plenty of great hop flavor. My first though after trying this is that it tastes and smells like FFF Zombie Dust, just not as strong, like maybe a Zombie Dust light. Overall this is a great IPA. It really exceded my expectations. It has a lot of flavor and very drinkable.
kaser (1740) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Maybe a bad idea to try this after a 9%alcohol IPA. Canít give it a fair rating and intend to redo this with a higher one. For a session IPA (which isnt easy to pull off) it seems to be decent. My initial reaction to the taste was sweat. Wow. But I can tell it is probably pretty good normally. New rating to come soon
Gass (1) - - FEB 10, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ridiculously drinkable "ipa" from the good people @ founders...grapefruit/citric hop character up front, grassy, almost "fresh-hop" taste following...body a bit thin, but that works with the hoppy, spicy finish. A superb session ale...that this has less than 5%abv is a small miracle itself...lacking in malt, but does come up with enough hops on the tail-end to seal the deal. A delicious accomplishment.
Rrauth (893) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Best thing about this beer is the aroma. Crystal clear golden color. Two finger white head. Interesting aftertaste. Not sure if Iíd try again.
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wine101joe (14) - USA - FEB 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looking to score a delicious IPA in the glass multiple times in the same sitting without filling up? This is the beer for you. Excellent flavor even if the texture is a little light for this hop head. Great beer going forward into the spring when the weight of IPAís can lose its appeal. Especially when having with a meal. Had a 12 oz pint on tap in my shop in Wake Forest, NC.
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Swing and a miss. The aroma is spot on hoppy and pungent. The taste is wiredly not anything like the aroma. Bland with a heavy bitter bite. The body is super thin.
Beerjunkie15 (55) - Romeoville, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big fan of this IPA. Low in alcohol. Definitely a session beer, 4.7%. A great summer sipping beer. Love it.
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