djredpop (101) - Downriver, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pine / citrus aroma, grapefruit. Light copper-colored, very slight haze. Small dense off-white head w/ decent retention. Lots of carbonation. Some oily lacing. Tastes like it smells: Flowers, citrus fruit, pine. Velvety mouthfeel, medium body. Fruity / dry finish. Founders does it again!
TheHopster (899) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2012 Nice hop balance and enjoyable palate. No bitterness. Smooth and easy drinking.
Dfonorow (1721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange/yellow with little to no head. Decent lacing with a crazy amount of carbonation. Aroma is of oranges, pine, flowers, citrus... all in all pretty normal for an IPA. Taste is strong on the citrus and leads into a dominant hoppy finish. Very good representation of an IPA.
reverendj (185) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
As usual, Founders is not the mainstream of brewing. Pungent, viscous, piney, citrusey, sweet, and malty are how I would summarize this delectable brew. This is the second time Iíve tried this and Iíll have to say itís better this time. With one of the best finishes Iíve tasted, I can see why this is one of the benchmmark brews used for judging IPAís. Thanks to Brian at True Vine!
thebeertourist (5073) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy amber, medium head. Very potent citrus aroma with hints of bread. Very bitter, tons of citrussy hops (well, maybe exaggerating a bit). Could probably be critized for being one-dimensional, but who cares. An IPA that makes it point.
phillybeer7779 (101) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a perfect example of an American IPA. Excellent hop flavor, with a crisp, citrusy flavor. Despite the bitterness, it is still highly drinkable.
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty much everything an IPA should be and nothing that it should not be. Unremarkably good and unremarkably bad. As anybody who has partaken of mediocre beer masquerading under the "craft brewed" headline knows, though, thereís really something to be said for that.
bpreo (1984) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just another standard IPA, but this one has a good bit of alcohol in it. Would be worth the six-pack if you find one.
1010 (309) - Midlothian, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden orange. Nice taste with a good mix of floral and hops. What an IPA should taste like.
12 oz. bottle
pilsnerrogge (2608) - FinspŚng, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy amber/orange with a dense head. Nose is orange peels and hops. Flavour is all about piney, resiny hops. Long, somewhat sharp bitterness.