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RATINGS: 1697   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
The beer youíve 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 dayís work and the ultimate companion to celebrate lifeís 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 (4432) - Trois-RiviŤres, 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 (3825) - 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 beerís 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 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 (1234) - 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 isnít available locally. SOL

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2920) - 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, hmmÖ grapefruit citrus comes to mind first. Yes, a session beer with imperial strength hops!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4882) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2012
12oz bottle from The Wine Merchant, Findlay, OH. Pours an orange-gold with a white head. Nose is a nice bit of grapefruit, slight orange, and some slight floral notes. Flavor is very similar- light malt, nice grapefruit, some floral notes. It is not a heavy-hitter, but thatís kind of the point, isnít it? Light in body and in the top echelon of session beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theisti (3517) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Nonic pint draft at Matt the Millers in Dublin, Ohio. The pour is orange golden, lightly hazed with a small white head. The aroma is floral, resin, softly dank hop, with a light whisper of toast malt. The taste is sweet honey floral that gives way quicky to the resin and dankness. The nose closes with the toasted malt, a dry cracker finish. There is also some tangerine fruit present as it warms. The palate is medium bodied, nice active carbonation, and a dry crisp finish - perhaps a tad watery in the finish, though this didnít bother me. This was really nice - very pleasant flavors, super easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PaperKnife (82) - - JUN 7, 2012
Bottle 12 oz. Straw color, white wispy head. Aroma is caramel, citrus, bubblegum. Flavor is crisp, malt, citrus, dry. Really a great beer that lives up to the hype.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2319) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Bottle procured somewhere in Kalamazoo, MI. Really nice fruity hop aroma with some bubble gum. Hazy gold with plentiful, small bubble carbonation. Thin off white head. Initial taste is a little dryer than the aroma would suggest, but alas, this is only a 4.8% brew. Hop bitterness is front of palate. This is a great session ale. Would love them to A) bump it to 5.2% for a smidge more sweetness and B) make it available in Minnesota! Outstanding effort!

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