RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, beermerchants.com. Now this was more like it. Pine fresh, citrus aroma, with some spiciness. Caramel and toffee in good proportion, a lovely rounded beer with a fiine soft finish. Just a very, very good IPA.
RoscoeJackson (372) - Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2010 Canít really rate appearance as I drank this from the bottle. Pretty typical ipa. Founders always does it well.
queenholly (3603) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with small off-white head. Strong hops aroma, caramel malt, and a little soapy. Flavor is sweet malt, orange peel, grass, with a long bitter hop finish. Medium bodied. While good, I expected a better malt / hops balance from this brewer.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle- Pours a beautiful gold with a white head. Nose is full on floral, citrus, orange rind, really punches you in the face. Taste is extremely well balance between hop citrus and malt sweetness. It is a damn fine IPA. Iím happy there will be some at GB. Wooh.
HonusWagner (1914) - 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 isnít overly bitter. Iíd 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 (7208) - 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 IPAís Iíve 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 (1538) - 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.