jefcon (1205) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I guess session beers are 4.7 percent now. Sigh. Criticism for the marketing of this as a "senses-sharp" beer aside, letís discuss the aromatics, the bright hops, the sticky fruit and pine, and the long caramel and bread malt finish. This is not a beer for the proletariat. Founders is dreaming if they think the working man gets this. But for the good-beer man who wants a daytime tipple, this is a nice and rather refreshing option.
BlowOffTube (56) - Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
All day ipa, exactly that. Smell of pure pine and grapefruit, light copper pour with white head. Nice clean hop taste of pine and citrus. Good stuff again from founders.
AshtonMcCobb (1456) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours golden with a cloudy orange tinge. The bubbles are steady and the head is quite proportional and attractive. The nose is grapefruit and orange. The taste is grapefruit with a green tomato stalk or nettles thing on the finish. I think the carbonation on this is the maximum that Iíd prefer. Overall, a good American pale ale possibly on the limit of bitterness for my preference.
WeissGary (174) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a thin head, orange body, quite a clean, grapefruity aroma, sweet light hop taste with a very dry finish; quite an easy going session beer; does what it says on the tin. Not bad!
iabeerguy (382) - Iowa, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased at: Johnís Grocery, Iowa City, IA
Pour: Dark gold pour with a medium-sized white head.
Aroma: Pine, citrus hops aroma dominate along with some dankness on the nose.
Flavor: Citrus hops dominate the flavor, maybe a tad of floral taste as well. The bitterness is missing but doesnít take away from the brew.
Ratebeer.com rating: 96/100
Beeradvocate.com rating: 87/100
My recommendation: A go to beer for the summer for sure. A great concept, and they come through by providing a very tasty sessionable beer.
Beerenberger (800) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Strong aroma of pine with hints of floral. Pours a clear golden amber with a rapidly dissipating off-white head and no lacing. The taste is grapefruit with some floral notes. Medium body with medium carbonatin. Overall, the name says it all, yes you could drink this one all day.
Bragesnak (4646) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copenhagen Beer Celebration.
Amber with white head. Aroma of malt and spices. Flavour with citrus, grapefruit and some caramel
madsberg (8819) - SÝborg, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ CBC 2013. Amber coloured. Unclear. Small beige head. Aroma: Herbs, light flowers, caramel, some sweetness and citrus. Flavour. Tropical fruits, flowers, sweetness, light grape, caramel and herbs. Medium to full bdodied. Ends herbal bitter and dry. Nice drinking.
PhilHarmstead (9) - Vermont, USA - MAY 21, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not blown away, but then again itís a classy lawnmower beer. Not as hoppy and full-bodied as Hill Farmsteadís Edward, which remains the standard bearer for me for session IPAs.
zvikar (2040) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Pours yellow with a small head, aroma of cheese, passion fruit, carambola, malt, flavor is bitter and refreshing with lemon, lemon skin, medium bodied
Rasmus40 (7004) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
CBC. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and rather hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is medium sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 040513