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RATINGS: 1725   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
The beer you’ve been waiting for. Keeps your taste satisfied while keeping your senses sharp. An all-day IPA naturally brewed with a complex array of malts, grains and hops. Balanced for optimal aromatic and a clean finish. The perfect reward for an honest day’s work and the ultimate companion to celebrate life’s simple pleasures.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Appearance is clear gold with white 1 finger head. Aroma is light caramel malt with citrusy grapfruit hops. Taste has hints of lemon rind, grapefruit rind, and even a hint of orange peel against a honey malt background, although a little bit watery. Not knowing that this beer was under 5% alcohol until I had finished it, it could have passed for a weak 7%er. Body is medium-light, oily, and with average carbonation. Overall, a perfect IPA for sipping all day! The abv is low enough to have several, yet it has all the hop aroma and flavor you would expect from a much larger brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (4632) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2011
Tap at Founders. Nice clear yellow pour with white head. Aroma of leafy, citrusy hops with biscuity malts. Taste is hoppy and dry, quite bitter but not overpowering. Palate is light and well carbonated. It is an ale I could endure for a long time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonkeyBra (3849) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
On tap at the Founders Brewpub. Pours a nice golden with a slight orange tint. White head. Aroma is strong citrus, mostly grapefruit, with lots of pine, resin, and leafy hop notes. Flavor has a nice strong bitterness, very mild sweet malt. Lots of citrus and pine, really clean nice hop notes. Fresh, this beer’s flavor is excellent. A bit thin bodied which is excusable considering the ABV. Get me some bottles of this. Seriously, fresh, this is fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2977) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 24, 2012
This one is perfect for what its trying to be. A very sessionable delicious beer. The hops are light and balanced and its just an easy drinking treat,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (2108) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 25, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2012 Bottle nice and fresh poured a golden in color with not much of a head and little visible carbonation. Aroma has bright hops, grass, citrus, and a bit of sweetness. Light mouth feel and the carbonation is there but on the lower side. Flavor brings in some bitterness, resins, grass, light citrus, grains, and a dried out finish. Really clean beer and highly drinkable.

Sample at EBF. Aroma has big citrus, lemon rind, fruity, and some grapefruit. Medium mouth feel and good coating for a light beer. Flavor of big citrus, grapefruit, creeping bitterness, and a crisp finish. So sessionable and super juicy fresh on draft!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frank (3596) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Flavorful lower alcohol brews are getting to be my favorite thing in the world. It’s not the most attractive thing in the world--cloudy orange w/ nearly no head--but we’ll 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1435) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle from Sean - thanks! Pours a light golden caramel with a thinnish slick of white foam. Aroma is light hop bitterness, citrus, pine, and a clean, dry malt backbone. Taste has a touch more hop bitterness than the aroma with pine and some citrus before giving way to a clean and light malt finish. Dry and crisp in the mouth. As with everything I’ve enjoyed from Founders this is well crafted and balanced. Very good sub-5% abv hoppy beer I’d love to have access to on the regular out here in San Diego.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2012
Bottle: Pours light amber with no head. Great aroma of smooth hops and citrus. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1246) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - APR 12, 2012
Bottle. Pours a golden orange with light white head. Aroma is hoppy with tropical notes and no malt sweetness. (Bottled 3 weeks from when I opened the bottle.) Taste is more tropical notes, some slight bitterness but not overpowering and just the right amount of slight sweetness. Overall, damn. This is an outstanding session beer and one that I wish was canned so I could pound one everyday while cooking dinner and that it would cost 50cents a can. Instead, this costs $2+ a bottle and isn’t available locally. SOL

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2934) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2012
12 oz bottle, dated 2/2/12. A nice slightly copper color in the glass. Foam resolves to IPA style legs. Big smell of citrus and piny hops. That big hop snoot is in the mouth, too. Plenty of hop bitterness plus pine resin and, hmm… grapefruit citrus comes to mind first. Yes, a session beer with imperial strength hops!

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