HonusWagner (1872) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrusy, slightly grassy. Light malt sweetness mid-palate, crisp and bitter finish that isn’t overly bitter. I’d like a fresher bottle, but this one was pretty good as is.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2011 From tap.
Light gold with a thin white head and good lacing. Complex aroma with hoppy grass and grapefruit, also some nutty notes with a bit of malt. Some bitterness but not too much, quite drinkable. A very solid IPA.
daniele (6927) - ITALY - OCT 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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kevd193213 (946) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Light copper pour with a thin fizzy off white head. Aroma of grapefruit and vanilla. Great hoppy taste of citrus, mild carbonation, with a sharp, slight peppery finish.
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Knee jerk reaction says top 3 IPA’s I’ve had, but give me a minute........ Yup, very Two-Hearted, Furious-esque. I really enjoy this beer, and once again, Founders fails to dissappoint.
italarican (1527) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at LIC Craft Beer Festival. Clear yellow pour with nice frothy white head. Citrus, pine, and caramel in the nose. The flavor starts with cascade hops, then caramel, then a strong pine bite. Soft body yet crisp mouthfeel with a caramel-pine finish. Well made IPA.
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz btl. A reddish amber pour with a white head. Has a nice hoppy aroma with some fruit notes. Overtly hoppy but nice malt suddleness. Pleasant lasting flavor.
basspro76 (426) - New York, USA - SEP 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank from the tap at the NYC Craft beer festival. Pours a very light amber-yellow. Incredibly diverse floral and citrus aroma; you can almost taste the flavors as you breath them in. Taste is grapefruit, citrus hops, lemon, some caramel and a nice bitter finish.
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - SEP 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
just rated an ipa from michigan, and ill say the same thing here. I am really enjoying the ipa’s from michigan, that it seems like the brewers here take the good from east coast and west coast ipa’s and create something that is right in between. Great hop flavor and taste but dont neglect the malts. very enjoyable and i cant wait to try another from founders.
Finhead (1433) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A clear copper pour with cream head. It has a citrus hop aroma and medium body. The bittersweet taste melds into a long bitter finish.