Jblauvs (1337) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy golden pour, very large frothy head. Pungent flowery hop aromas. Sweet citrusy mouth. an abundance of sticky maltiness adds some complexity. well crafted, well balanced and quite good.
urraca (44) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Probably my favorite IPA to come in a 6pack. Very refreshing. Cloudy and orange, lots of hop scents and flowers. Hint of citrus and pine. I’m very Happy that founders is now in NJ.
jcwattsrugger (10938) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2009 12oz bottle-pours a thin offwhite head with hazy gold color. Aroma is resin/pine, citrus, some medium malt. Taste is resin/pine, citrus-hops, secondary medium malt. The hops have some metallic. 3.6 As the beers warms a bit of the metallic reduces and some caramel from the malt comes out. OK/mild carbonation. 3.8
090102- from the same 6pack of 6 months ago, very smooth. 4.1
BuckeyeBoy (2414) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Bottle Pours out a amber topped with a very nice off white cream head. A great aroma of rich malts and crisp hops. Tast more of the thick and sweet malts. A nice hop on it. Very good IPA.
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JUN 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle into pint. Great hazy honey brown pour with a big rich slightly off-white head and soft carbonation. Aroma includes hints of fruity citrus hops as well as a gentle pine hoppy background. The hop aroma is kind of strange, smells a lot like pure raw and cooked hops that have been taken out of a brew kettle. Flavor is very raw earthy hops and a good amount of pale malt. It is strange and unique, but I like it. Smooth and medium to light bodied on the palate with not to much carbonation at all. Overall: this stuff is good and refreshing, and I really enjoyed the earthiness of the hops - very original flavor as far as I have experienced.
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - JUN 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. pours clear orange with a fluffy white head. lots of lacing. great aroma - crisp citrus and grass. solid lemony, resinous bitter without being overpowering. it has a nice sweetness to it - enough to provide a fresh honey and caramel flavors but kept in check by the hops to keep it from being cloying. top notch.
sja14 (108) - Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid IPA. Definitely can detect some sort of floral bitterness but it is well-balanced and not too bitter.
nefarious (220) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
one of my favorite session beers......all the requirements of a exceptional IPA Florals and citrus notes with hop bite and citrus pine finish. Give me more.
event (3) - Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2008 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a murky reddish-brown. very little head that sticks to the sides of the glass. smells like citrusy hops, but not as strong as I was expecting. It could be due to my allergies acting up, however. spicy hops and a long bitter finish, albiet not an unpleasant one. bottled 5/12/08, drank 6/15/08.
Brigadier (2745) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2008 12 oz bottle
This was the opening beer at a Founders tasting. I was a bit surprised they didn’t start with the dry hopped pale ale but it was a nice way to freshen up the palate. It was light enough that it wouldn’t be too tough to finish off several while out at the grill. This is an excellent well made IPA that deserves attention if you run across it.
Aroma / Appearance - A short lived white head surged to the top above an amber carbonated body. Malts and hops blended with the bitterness being a bit more evident. Resin and cedar chips were the strongest evidence of the centennial presence.
Flavor / Palate - The bitterness hits the tongue from the start. It was not overpowering but well balanced and sessionable. Cedar chips, resin and creaminess completed an enjoyable start to the evening.