alobar (3024) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dense caramel color with a frothy white head. Aroma is sweeter than most IPA’s-citrus and caramel. Lots of grapefruit and caramel malts in the undertone making the taste sweeter with muted hop bitterness. A nice beer, but I think I prefer my IPA’s a bit more hopped.
swenocha (81) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - APR 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bought in a mixer-sixer at Jungle Jim’s. First cut with this beer. Amber color, subtle floral/citrus aroma, nice balance of bitter and citurs flavor. A bit of caramel sweet and some pine. This is a nice IPA.
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 9, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh yeah, This is what an IPA ought to be. Great crisp hoppy nose, not necessaruly overwhelming citrus hops, hust crisp and clean and I definitely detect the malt. The taste is very smooth, and crisp. A deep orange amber color with a small layer of froth on top. Great body, Not lite but definitely not heavy or too rich. Nice work Founders.
Pinball (11137) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
beautiful amber color, smooth offwhite head.
nice dry citrussy orangy flowery hoppy aroma. A bit too fruity sweet for my taste. also sweet malts.
flavor is sweet malty, dry hoppy balance, pine, faint grapefruit, faint flowery, very refreshing. alc works very well in the brew. Very good.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange-copper pour with a small, lasting, loose off-white head. Nice wet, fruity citrus hop aroma with some moderate caramel and honey sweetness and some dry floral pine. The flavor follows through from the aroma and is very nicely balanced. No overly aggressive catty hop profile or cloying sweetness just a nicely well rounded and balanced IPA. There is a long dry, lingering piny bitterness on the finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation and a slightly aqueous finish.
mnurda (1184) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled sample at Sergios in Louisville. Anothwer great IPA. Great colour, carbonation, and super hop taste.
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle acquired as an extra in a trade. Poured into Sam Adams perfect pint. Transparent dark golden color with medium white head. Aroma is fruity, citrusy hops and caramel malts. Moderate carbonation with medium mouth feel. Well balanced flavor of malts and hops. Great IPA
larsniclas (5953) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Deep golden with amedium, white head.
Fruity, hoppy and grassy aroma.
Loads of piny citrus in the flavour.
Medium to high bitterness.
Croff (164) - Ostra Sonnarslov, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy amber orange. Sudsy head that fades to lace quickly. Aroma of caramel, malt, hop, citrus, pine. Flavor is hop, citrus, pine, with some malt in the background. Medium bodied. Dry citrus hop pine finish. Well rounded. Crisp and smooth at the same time. A excellent brew. I will be having more.
Nisse666 (4829) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2014 Rerate can from SB cons 2014-09-23 Göteborg
AR: heavy grape fruit and Sevilla orange marmalade, pine cones
AP: wee hazy orange amber body, frothy demisninhing head
F: old buttery, heavy bitterness,grape fruit and Sevilla orange marmalade, pine cones, and no there are no raspberries there!
New rating 4,0: gives average 4,3+4,0 / 2 = 4,1
Bottle, 2010-03-04, Göteborg
AR: very fruity but still fells like an APA - distictive tones of american green hops, marzipan
AP: nutty amber colored body, 2 cm high rocky head
F: very fruity but still tastes like an APA - destictive tones of american green hops, marzipan, citrus, raspberry???