RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours pale gold, moderate and fine lacing. Nose is straw, grassy hops. Mouthfeel is dry, grassy, and resiny. I could see this being a decent session beer, but I wouldn’t want to drink one of these. It’s just blah.
joshwoodward (409) - - AUG 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very light body, but assertive hoppiness. There needs to be more roundness to support this level of hops. Piney.
kambei70 (409) - - MAR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
February 2013 bottle to Dogfish Head IPA glass. Pours a bright golden color with a foamy white head that shrinks quickly. Aroma is a pleasant grass and piney hops with citrus notes. Taste is malt forward with the hops coming in the middle and finishing with a little grassy bitterness. The malt provides a slight sweetness that amplifies the hops , in a good way. Thin mouthfeel. Uncomplicated and pleasant, which I suppose is the point since its designed to be a session beer. It's a good introductory IPA for someone unsure of the style, as well as a good casual drinking beer.
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demmbonz (409) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Very light colored. Very thin and watery. A little light on the malt for my taste. Easy drinking which I suppose was the intention.
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is clear golden with white head and good lacing, aroma of light citrus, pine and light malts. Taste has some grapefruits, orange peel, light pine and some malts. Low body and medium carb. Good pale ale.
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice light gold-to-copper color with a white head and a good amount of lacing. Smell is quite strong and hoppy with some excellent floral, citrus, and tropical notes. Taste draws back a bit, but is still quite nice. Light malt character, but really not too much. Mouthfeel is light and dry. I see drinking this one all summer.A Nice session summer brew.
screigh (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy straw color. Very thin white head that did not leave any lacing. Aroma is great...hoppy. Mouthfeel is thin, watery. Not a ton of malt backbone but I didn’t expect it. Hoppy flavors and slight bitterness. Will be a great all day drinker at the lake in the summer.
jhgrantjr (392) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle found at Beverage World. Immediate aroma is great. A good combo of citrus and pine. Looks almost clear and yellow. Taste is too strong. Not what I was expecting from the smell. Taste is way too piney. Not my favorite from founders. Leaves a sharp aftertaste.
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iabeerguy (390) - Iowa, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased at: John’s 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 doesn’t 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.
Andy_ (389) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear light orange beer with a blonde creamy head disappearing pretty fast leaving lacing on the glass and a permanent thin layer on top of the beer. Aroma is really nice with lots of fruits such as grapefruit, peach and pineapple. Taste is first fruity and little malty sweet, then the hops kick in with loads of bitterness leading in to a long, dry, bitter and licoricy finish. Mouthfeel is thinner than medium with moderate carbonation. I feel this could have either a little more body or less bitterness, now it’s a bit unbalanced, but still a refreshing brew.