AdiBeer (2013) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: resin, flowers tropical fruits. Appearance: clear gold, big, creamy, white head. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: flowers, bitters continue. Overall: nice Session IPA, well balanced, palate disappointing. Pint at Big Brew, Morristown.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Maple Tree Inn, Blue Island, IL: Labeled "All Day IPA". Nose is pretty invitingly hoppy...citrusy and pine resin. The hop flavors are probably too mild and restrained to really be called an IPA, but still an exceptionally easy drinking and refreshing hopped up summer lawnmower brew.
Trev (1997) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Golden pour with a thick white frothy head.
aroma is huge fruity grapefruit, apple and pine.
flavour is bright fruity and pine hop with a light almost biscuity pale malty background. Lacks a bit in body IMO. Still very drinkable.
conway (1991) - - MAR 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper/orange with a perfect 2 finger white head. Aroma is strong pine and resinous hops. Taste is focused on the resinous hops with some faint citrus notes and a nice earthy character on the finish. Mouthfeel is incredibly soft and a late developing tickle from the carb makes an appearance. I'm shocked at how good this is for a session beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
shadey (1987) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can from a 15-pack (camping beer!). The description says that this is the beer I have been waiting for and it is correct. I hardly think I am alone in wishing for a flavorful IPA with half the alcohol of their full-powered cousins. Summer is about having adventures and not about being passed out in the hammock from one-too-many beers. This one is a bright and clear orange color with a thin white head. Aroma is juicy and bitter hops. The flavors are clean, refreshing, bitter, and plentiful. This is a uncompromised beer. I wonder how low the alcohol can go before I start to feel cheated?
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap and pretty fresh at the Mexican Food Factory. Aroma of underripe grapefruit, citrus peel, and a hint of Christmas pine. Pours clear amber with a nice creamy head. Taste is wonderfully hoppy with a good complexity of grapefruit citrus and slight resin. Mouthfeel is very light so it is easy to take down a pint of this in no time. Truly a masterful IPA. Went through two more pints after trying.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Guild in S Burlington. Pours a golden copper color with a white head. Nose is fresh grassy hops with a light biscuit. Palate is crisp and refreshing with a crispness. Flavors of fresh grass and light crisp citrus.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Cool_Bond (1983) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity and floral scent. The taste is quite bitter but still fruity. Nice bitterness in the aftertaste. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
gsmitty80 (1982) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great sessionable IPA. As advertised great hop flavor and a low alcohol percentage. Hey there Fancy Pants!
Darkmagus82 (1979) - - SEP 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-7-13-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – Served a clear golden colored brew with a tiny half finger white head. The head faded rather fast to leave only a very light level of lace on the sides of the glass
Smell- The aroma is heaviest of a citrus grapefruit hop smell with some sweeter caramel mixed within. Along with these smells is a lighter bready smell and hints of some pine hop.
Taste –The taste begins with a light bready and light caramel flavor mixed with a rather strong amount of grapefruit hop bitterness (at least for the relatively mild bready body). Some very light notes of a tangerine sweetness are upfront as well, with these fading relatively quickly as the taste advances. While these flavors of tangerine diminish the grapefruit hop flavors ever so slightly does as well but is replaced with a blend of grassy and pine hop tastes. This mix of lightly bready and caramel with a mix of grapefruit, pine and grassy hop leave a somewhat bitter and dry flavor to be left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- For a 4.7 % abv brew the body is on the slightly thicker side with a carbonation level that is slightly below average. The thicker body really accentuated the hop tastes nicely, but with the lack of a body to back it up, it was almost too much for the brew, especially since the carbonation was on the lower side.
Overall – This is one nice low alcohol IPA. Its not perfect, but this is a difficult brew to build and balance that hop and body properly while still keeping the IPA hop character, but yet still keeping it sessionalbe. Founders dose a pretty good job.