jzzbassman (1516) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Perfect session for these hot humid Mississippi days. Aroma is slight after a medium golden pour and small head. On the citrus end of the IPA scale, with a light body and prickly carbonation.
milewide (1514) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Outstanding grapefruit aroma, and lingering hop bitterness. Low ABV "session ale" is appreciated as part of a reasonable beer menu. However, body was thin, and lacking the fuller malt input.
kingstoni (1511) - FINLAND - OCT 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy deep golden color with a thin head. Fresh, fruity aroma of peach. Medium bitter taste. Medium thin body.
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VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle - Pours a light amber in color with a medium white head that fades, but produces some minor lacing. Aroma is hoppy... grassy, citrus, pine. Flavor is also hoppy with citrus and tropical fruits. A bit watery. Finish is mildly bitter. Good session beer...
djoeye (1504) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma; very much resin, pine, citrus, malts.
Normal off white head, deep warm clear golden body, some lacings.
Taste is very fruity, grapefruit, malts, hints of caramel. A bit dry to palate, most of all fresh. Ends with some lemon peel, cool malts, playing hops. Overall really tasty stuff.
One 355ml brown bottle 4.7% b@Kilpishalli, from top shelf that K-market has made especially for the ratebeerians Finn, Rune and DjOeye, brought2&tasted@home Norway.
GMCC2181 (1504) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Capones. Light orange in color, decent little head. Nothing mind blowing. Smells nice. Light garlic notes, fruity hops with some bittering notes. Taste pretty much the same. Tropical fruits up front, mango peaches. Little garlic and onions with a nice well balanced bitter taste. Light pine and grass. Light body, fluffy....easy to drink. Overall: Good beer on draft, average in bottles
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: unk (rubbed off)
Itís a lightly toasted golden raisin with a solid sheet of fine whipped toasted cream foam atop. Smells of resin, pine, some grain and a little metal. Nice and assertively hoppy on the nose, has what I consider a classic PNW smell. Flavor follows suit with resin, pine and some body oder...Maybe a bit of grapefruit pith and a solid amber like malt character with a bit of biscuit. Medium bodied with slightly soft carb and an off dry finish. The beer reminds me of Bitter American from 21st Amendment, and since itís on the shelves around me, and canned, it would be my go to over this one. Good though.
strongpieman (1499) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. I am a big fan of Founderís Ipas and this was a great addition. Itís definitely lighter than most, but hasnít given up much of the taste or aroma. I think this is great to have a lower alcohol option without resorting to something that seems watered down.
mikem409 (1487) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at park bar. pours orange with big fluffy head. citrus aroma, taste is crisp and refreshing lots citrus
Scrapersnbeer (1481) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Usually the hop head scoffs at so called session IPAís. Founders doesnít make bad beers, and this is no exception. Strong grapefruit scent. Light orange color. Flavor is kind of on the lite side: bitter fruit juice mainly. Most notably, however, is the smoothness of the body. You really could drink these all day. Unsure what to make of it, as the target audience is priced out and wouldnít know what to make of it anyway, while Founderís usual clientele will be left looking for the bitter pain.