GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear dark orange/reddish color. Head was thick and off white with good retention and lacing. Smelled of toffee, grapefruity/sprucy hops, a hint of molasses, and fig. Delicately sweet up front giving way to moderate hop bitterness toward the end that lingers. Fruity flavor (grapefruit and dried cherry) with malty caramel and sprucy hop notes. Well balanced with strong opposing malt and hop elements.
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is what an IPA should be, as far as what you would think of for the style. Nothing crazy about it, but it is a solid beer. Nice golden color, half inch head, aroma of hops, taste is hops in the finish, but with floral and pine hints. Very well balanced, could drink a lot of this stuff.
gmcase (115) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2007 Bottle. Pours beautiful rich amber with nice frothy head. Some hints of fruit in the scent. Taste nice hoppiness but easy drinking. Rich mouthfeel that finishes a little thin but extremely drinkable. Definitely an IPA to be reckoned with. Excellent balance that I have to say is different but more balanced than two-hearted. Two hearted has that turn with a more bitter finish. This beer is underated. rr... this beer stinks of nothing but high quality. Worth the money!
redlem (1290) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent session beer if the price was lower. A dark maple amber color with a medium white head. A medium citrus hop aroma with a mild grassy taste. Light malts. Finish is medium bitter.
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with bubbly off white head. Aroma of hops. Flavor was more malty (sweet) than hops. Not really into it.
VikingHammer (501) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2007 A murky Amber Pour with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet and hoppy. Good amount of hops in the taste. Finishes dry and slightly sweet. NIce IPA
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2007 awesome. big flavor and hops there. but for some reason drinks easier than Bellís Two Hearted Ale. almost prefer this over that now, which is surprising. very tasty.
demitriustown (1011) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle: Wonderful aroma big on hops, citrus, and grapefruit scent. Quite complex. Appearance is a faintly cloudy dark golden almost amber color with a nice sized off white head that lingers. Taste is really balanced for an IPA nice medium hop texture that really extenuates during the aftertaste. Some good malt textures in there too. Not a straight Hop bomb, but big on hops got some definite malt characteristics. Aftertaste is bitter and citrus. Overall, Big on aroma, nice looking, great taste, and palate is awesome. Great brew from Founders again.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep amber pour with just a tad of creamy white head and lace. A citrus aroma that is just pure pleasure on the nostrils. A bit of a grassy flavor that is different from the nose. There is the piney/citrus flavor with a very good bitter finish. The palate is just a tad on the foamy side but not fizzy. Overall an excellent offering.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. This IPA pours a slightly hazy golden/amber with a thin beige head that quickly turns into a slightly transparent layer of tiny, fizzy bubbles. Very light lacing. Aroma is a huge fruity, caramel hop experience. Grapefruit notes dominate, along with some orange and pine. Slight hint of alcohol. Is this a double IPA? The aroma had me thinking I was in for a taste bud assault, but this is an IPA with balance. Nice malty taste of caramel, then you taste the citrusy hops. This is what I want an India Pale to taste like. I love my doubles, but this is a beer that you could actually eat a meal along with. Medium-body with light carbonation. Quick, slightly bitter finish. Excellent!