mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. average khaki creamy head (that lasts) into lively golden body with good lacing present. aromas of well balanced citrus hops (not overwhelming). flavor is initially lightly sweet then immediately becomes more intense and the intensity grows to a moderate bitterness. somewhat creamy mouthfeel. long lasting finish duration. damn fine IPA.
GJF (1230) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is all about the finish to me. There’s a sweet aroma and a fairly balanced sweet and hoppy flavor, but the finish is really dry that ends up bursting into a pine and citrus hop flavor. Really nice.
wench (30) - st. paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark orange. Aroma is citrus and hops. The bitterness is sweet. Balanced beer.
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange pour with minimal head and no lacing. Aroma is lovely of earthy pine and citrus/lemony hops. The flavor is wonderfully bitter that strangely has a sweet aftertaste. Mouth feel is slightly metallic but is creamy and has nice medium carbonation. Overall is solid and drinkable.
jredmond (5250) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark hazy orange. Aroma is citrus hop and fruit. The taste is smooth with some hop notes and citrus.
grobeen (25) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Was a little uncertain about this beer the first time around, but, after drinking some of my favorite IPA’s and returning to this one, I realize how much I liked this beer. Good fruity, grassy nose, with a smooth bitterness. Great beer!!
Doon (109) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First time drinking a Founders! I had never been able to find it, but during a trip to New Jersey it appeared at a local Bottle King. Pours a golden/copper slightly hazy color with a healthy head that stick around. Lacing is very nice. Aroma is hoppy/malty. Flavor has light carmel and citrus tones. A very solid brew!
luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have had a couple beers from Founders, and it seems to be a pretty solid company. This one claims 65 IBU’s and I can believe it. It has good hop flavor, but it also hits you with a ton of bitterness. The nose is grapefruit/citrus. You know what you are getting into when you sniff this one. There is a good dose of malt that balances out, a very solid brew
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a light amber with a thick white head. Pine and citrus hops on the nose with sliight hints of spice. Flavor of piney hops and orange peel with a nice roasted malt balance. Lingering piney aftertaste that makes you want more; very drinkable. An excellent American IPA.
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Represents Grand Rapids well. Appearance in glass is light-med amber. Combine the heavy hoppy aroma with the bitter sweet flavor and its a great experience.