AWISLguy (1012) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from ck1, thanks bro! Pours golden yellow-orange with a white head; quite clear, some fine carbonation. Aroma has citrus fruit, an earthy wood and some resin. Taste brings sweet fruit, sticky oranges and some citrus, with resin. A bit dank. The finsh disappears to nothing quickly - bittersweet while there. Really would have liked to mix this into our Pale Ale tasting to compare as I see this sessionable very much as an APA. Taste is nice, it is very drinkable and would love to have "all day".
matthewjk (845) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle to glass reveals a light copper appearance. Most lower alcohol beers are terrible in the taste department, but this is basically your standard IPA flavorwise. Nice pine, resin, spruce, and light citrus. Nicely done Founders, but not quite as satisfying as Victory’s Headwaters.
demitriustown (1027) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle: Aroma has a wonderful pungent hop aroma, juicy grapefruit, nice and sweet scent too. Appearance is golden with the slightest hue of amber and minimal white head that lingers. Taste has a wonder upfront hop not then a nicely balance malt backing. Don’t get me wrong, the hops are the star of the show. But very, very slight malt characteristic. Palate is slightly sticky aftertaste with hops the major contributor, and a medium to low carbonation in the mouthfeel. Overall, A really taste Session IPA. Cheers!
Fred82 (2091) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle thanks to grub.
Appearance : Clear amber with small white foamy head. Short head retention, not much lacing.
Aroma : Fresh floral and piny hops. Quite fruity. Some malt.
Taste : Fruity and piny hops with malt. Finish is rather resinous and piny with some floral notes. Moderate bitterness. No trace of alcohol. Persistent hops on finish, slightly oily.
Palate : Average carbonation. Could a bit mellower.
Overall : Great stuff. Would have been more sessionable for me if the resinous notes were tone down a bit and if carbonation was slightly less fizzy. Overall a very nice offering. Well made, well balanced.
Suttree (4866) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ok, first of all, 5 for appearance because it has a mid 70’s Jeep wagoneer on the label, and that’s cool. But beyond that, This is exactly the type of beer I dig. Simple, slightly too hoppy, lower abv and insanely easy to drink. More, please.
jrob21 (2288) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apparently I’m on an ipa kick right now. This is a little lighter and on the more grassy side. Definitely session able. Copper color. Tangerine apricot aroma. Flavor has some caramel body but is mostly grassy and herbal in the finish
Garito793 (240) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light copper-gold with a medium-sized white head. Powerful aroma with plenty of citrus and grassy hops. The taste if much less strong than the smell, less hoppy too.
Lukaduke (1673) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a mid hazey light copper color with a finger head that dissipates quickly... aromas are crisp and floral with cirusy hop notes and touches of pale malts. On teh palate it is a solid session IPA with great flavors that balance to a very drinkable clean finish. RIpe hop flavors gently balanced by light malty notes and a subtle bitterness in the finish. Almost like a hoppy pilsner... MMMMMM.
jredmond (4874) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled with Moreau and Andrew at GABF 2012. Pours a hazy bright amber orange body with white head and lacing. Aroma is fresh, clean citrus hop. Mouthfeel is medium with nice carbonation and notes of citrus, pine, grass hop. Slightly bitter and dry in the finish, but still drinkable and sessionable. Nice overall.
boxofrane (1847) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Wegmans. Pours clear copper with a small white head that is gone before you realize.. big carbonation in the glass and minimal lacing. The aroma has pine, garlic, citrus, a little caramel. A nice inviting beer. The taste has a light bitterness, garlic / onion hop notes, a little earthiness. Overall, an easy drinking ipa that is amazing for the low ABV.