574deadzone (1362) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful orange with a two-finger white-head that settles slowly and leaves all kinds of awesome lacing. Aroma is very hoppy of course, but there’s a hint of caramel sweetness underneath. Taste is lots of bitter, with some sweet. Palate is medium to full with soft carbonation and a lengthy finish. Founders has recently started printing "born on" dates on their bottles, so hopefully folks will find it easier to locate fresh ones. This is a stellar IPA and should be enjoyed accordingly.
jmohno (1505) - Iowa, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2012 Brownish gold pour.Some head that barely stays. Suspecting this beer has been shelfed for some time. Pleasant very light floral sweet/malty aroma,smelling the roastymalt more as suspecting age on this.Good roasty malt taste with short bitterness and short bitterness but lingers along with some alcohol.A mellow mild citrus clean finish. Pretty well balanced with alot of roasty, dry,buisciuty malt character.Finishes with malt dryness/orange rind bitterness PrettyGood ipa ,probably not fresh, until i try a fresh one i consider a handfull of ipa’s that i enjoy more than this one.Pretty Good for now, fresher one? i have a hunch is very good. Unfortunatly im rating this as is.
Had another 3 mo. from bottleing date the hunch was right,very good.
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was disappointed in the aroma of this brew, I really didn’t get a lot. Not much of a hoppy smell, so I thought this would be another weak IPA that people rave about, but the taste did make up for it. Good hoppy start, maybe some type of citrus, well balanced, medium body, slightly bitter almost alcohol tasting finish. Solid IPA!
yeffiely (20) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille. Arômes puissants d’agrumes. Très belle apparence. Cuivré avec un bon col. Belle amertume en bouche avec une belle finale sèche.
Blairgus (4043) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
6 Aug 2011, bottle. rich orange w/ pink hues in the center, steady bubbles, a little hazy and perhaps some faint sediment. nose is absolutely gorgeous! sweet pink grapefruit, maybe some sweet red cherries and rose petals. some alcohol notes as well as at least moderate malt profile. med body and moderately fizzy. taste is not as great as the nose but that’s not saying anything bad, i just had higher hopes. hop flavor is like a dry field grass, or grapefruit pith. It isn’t very sweet and alcohol is a big flavor player. i like this and could drink it regularly but it could be a lot better.
JStax (4991) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured on draft. Appearance is a translucent gold to copper with a medium white head. Aroma is a fruity, citrusy hop profile. Taste is initially a berry-esque fruitiness giving way to a citrate hop dry finish.
ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a nice copper hue with off white head which lasted thru the testing. Citrus and hop aroma, very classic for the style. Taste is ripe citrus with grassy notes, some floral notes present. Very good IPA.
madvike (3191) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours hazy reddish-amber with a huge creamy off-white head. That’s beautiful. Bitter grapefruit and herbal hops dominate the nose, but it’s not crazy pungent. The malt is front-and-center, too--sweet and lightly toasted. There’s a lemonade component as well, but mixed with an herbal lemongrass tea. The taste is more malt-dominant, with toasted malts hitting early and more chocolatey notes coming through on the finish. Grassy, grapefruit hops linger through the long finish. A little sweet and malty for my liking, but very nice overall. I would really have to be in the mood for this beer to drink more than one in a sitting.
Jethro6191 (506) - Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright copper with an orange-ish hue. Creamy white head with good retention. Citrus and floral aromas. Medium bitterness with grapefruit, lemon, floral, and grassy notes. Medium body with a smooth mouthfeel.
kermis (9985) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with friends. Pours clear light amber with a tan head. Aroma is fresh tropical fruit and pine. The flavour is of grassy hops with orange and bread.