Mad_Ferret (980) - SWEDEN - APR 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy (when bottle fully poured) amber with a thick soapy creme white head that leaves good traces.
Sweet aroma with lots of caramel and flowery hops, tropical fruits like peach, mango and grapefruit.
Lots of sweet malt with caramel and cookie in the taste too (i like that). Makes the bitterness quite smooth. Grapefruit, pineapple, peach, resin and pineneedles. Sweet and quite smooth but ends fairly bitter.
Medium body with small light bubbles. Sweet and smooth ipa with a fairly mellow bitterness. I like it though.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2011 12oz bottle. Amazing orange color; it might be because I nearly knocked the glass over but the bubbles are really lively. I had some brew-pub IPAs that were way too bitter last night, but the drinkability of this one compared to those is like night and day. It still has a bitter flavor, but itís not excessive. Texture is perfect, not overly carbonated like Flying Dogís IPA seems to be... Nice and crisp tasting. Pleasant floral hops taste that makes the aftertaste a welcome feature. One of the top 3 IPAs Iíve ever had, wish this one was easier to find.
Nsanders (993) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly clouded, medium orange color. Floral hops and maltiness dominate the aroma with very slight bitter apple flavor. Much less bitter than expected, moderately sweet. The lighter body was also a surprise for the 7% abv.
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
really sharp hops on this beer. pours a great golden color with good sized head. good retention and lacing with a rocky head. light sweetness, very bitter, light body, medium body, creamy, average carbonation. citrus and pine. a good ipa but not my favorite and not my favorite beer from founders.
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy copper color with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma of citrus and floral hops with hints of alcohol. Flavor of floral and citrus hops with a nice malty backbone. Has a thin watery finish with a decent amount of bitterness that lasts a while. I could drink this all day.
thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2014 One of the better IPAs I have had, nice full flavor, perfect amount of hops and malt, like the bitterness as well, a bit dry but only adds to the flavor, citrus and floral hops abound.
Well done, one of my favorite IPAs
vomit (244) - Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have walked many miles to pound Godís finest ambrosia: Blatz! I daresay I would walk across my worst enemies testicles, to have a sip of this stuff. But I would walk through fire---and God forbid---listen to Lady Gaga to get back to Blatz. If you have this junk: FINE. Just donít put it in the fridge next to your Blatz, for fear that the unpalatable elixir will put itís "funk of spunk" into your Blatz. Believe it!
wedgie9 (2618) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 4/12/11 on draft at Binnyís South Loop. Pours clear light amber with an average white head that recedes to thin and even lace. The nose is hoppy, dank, cardamom herbal, and resinous with some brown sugar and a pleasant caramel malt backbone. The flavor is lightly sweet brown sugar up front, moving to resin and herbal hops bitterness, and a solid caramel malt backbone. The body is medium with average stinging carbonation and a long bitter resin finish.
jandd1983 (3791) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It poured an amber color with a nice off white head. The aroma was hoppy and somewhat piney. The flavor was also somewhat piney hops but not overpowering. It was a very solid IPA.
sherm1016 (1271) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep amber color with a nice white head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, all typical of a good centennial IPA. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Taste is malty sweet up front with a clean, bitter, hop finish. An excellent IPA.