OzarkElmo (295) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a medium, hazy amber/orange color with little head. Good lacing remains through finish. Pleasant, flavorful aroma with both malt and hop presence. Citrus (orange and grapefruit) and floral hops, spice, with medium caramel malt on the nose. Well balanced with good, dry and bitter finish which hits just right - not overbearing. The alcohol is very well hidden. An excellent offering and a solid four - Cheers!
MeadMe (1309) - Riverview, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Pours a yellowish color but when put up to the light it has beautiful redness to it. Medium sized head that hangs around and leaves behind layer upon layer of lacing.
S: Nice hoppy aroma with tons of citrus.... ruby red grapefruity baby. There is a nice sweet caramel malty aroma in the background which really helps to bring this one together.
T: Has the wonderful taste of grapefruit hops right from the start. I love Centennial Hops, and this one represents its namesake well. There is a touch of sweetness from the malt to balance everything out. Simple, and Straight forward, yet very enjoyable.
M: Medium bodied with a dry finish.
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden amber with an off white head. Aroma is fresh citrusy hop. Flavor is nice floral, citrusy hop blend, with a nice bitter finish. Good stuff.
Foxbush (1280) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2010 This was purchased at Total Wine in Richmond. The head formed with an inch of froth. The color a cloudy gold. The aroma of citrus was evident after pouring. The bitter taste of the hops was perfect well balanced. The aftertaste was bitter and classic of a good IPA. The medium bodied ale had the right alcohol for good IPA above 7.%. I will go back and purchase more. When Taylor was visiting in 2010 we purchased a growler from Whole Foods. The ale was just as good as the first time. I am raising my scores.
Bullit (4013) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tiffany’s, Kalamazoo. Amber colour, off-white head. Aroma is very hoppy, with pine and citrus. Flavour is pine hops, citrus and some biscuit malts. Very bitter and fairly dry. A brave IPA.
cwondo (24) - Rochester, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured hazy orange/brown with hardly any head. Very, very hoppy aroma. Tasted like a lot of hops with a sweet little kick at the end. A very good IPA.
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear orange amber with a large creamy beige head. Huge pine and light citrus aroma. Medium thick mouthfeel, more body than I would have thought, which is a pleasant surprise. Clean balanced sweetness leading into a long intense grapefruit pith bitterness. Really tasty.
NayTron (133) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice amber orange with a small head. Smells of hops, flowers and citrus. Taste is bitter hops that hits you then mellows right away to a smooth citrus bitterness that work quite well. Finishes very clean. Another great brew from Founders.
thomson1 (9) - Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2009 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
scent of a traditional IPA, frothy head, burst of floral aroma, strong hoppy finish.
piscator34 (1968) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 2, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample at Stub and Herbs. Orange in colour wtih medium carbonation. Loads of orange-like Centennial hop aroma, with hints of pale malt and soap. Very hop forward in the mouth with more of that soapy coriander element. Some caramel flavors come through mid sip before the dry and moderately bitter finish. Medium bodied. Very similar to Bells Two Hearted, although I find this one to be just a shade more dry. I kind of appreciate the soapy quality, even though it might be considered a flaw.