zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange gold with off white head. Aroma is citrus, hops, floral, and slightly "fuzzy" (due to the hops). Flavor is wheat, caramel, hops, honey, tangerine. Not as bitter as some IPAs, fairly smooth.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber colour with an off white head. Fresh hoppy fruity aroma. Light caramel sweet flavor with a dry hoppy finish with notes of fruit and pine needles.
markgugs (86) - Wood Ridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
poured from 12oz bottle into a snifter glass
A: A brilliant, almost sparkling orange color with a medium amount of particles floating. Very little off-white head, dissipates quickly, leaves some decent lacing though.
S: Wow does this smell amazing! Juicy, ripe citrus hoppiness dominate, but not at the expense of solid butterscotch sweetness.
T: Wow, even better! The hops are massive! Juicy citrus flavor dominates, backed up with a tasteful sweetness that lingers just long enough and leaves no overly bitter finish. Delicious!
M: Lip-smacking goodness, this beer is perfectly carbonated, amply creamy, and makes my mouth water with each sip.
D: Instantly drinkable, eminently thirst quenching beer. I would buy this every chance I get.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
sent as a trade bonus from bgburdman9, thanks!!! lightly hazy golden/light orange in color. Aroma is big, and of fresh and resiny citrus hops. Taste is earthy/resiny hops- citrus, with a dash of sweet malt. Moderate amount of bitterness. very good IPA, thanks Brian.
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper colored with frothy white head. Aroma of floral hops. Tastes of citrus hops with a malty finish. Very crisp, clean palate. Excellent beer from Founders, as usual.
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. thanks to a buddy. Poured a reddish orange murky color. Aroma of citrus and hops. Taste is very full bodie with citrus and a nice hop finish.
2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark yellow color, settling a light amber color with a large, frothy off-white head with superb staying power. Good lacing. Wonderfully heavy citrus hops hit the nose long before it reaches the rim of the glass, and there is just a general indistinguishable sweetness. Initial taste is sweet, giving a malty taste, and then rapidly turns to a moderate to harsh bitter with lively carbonation. Light to medium on the mouth, it has a dry texture. Wonderfully balanced beer despite the heavy bitter finish, due to the malty beginning and long duration with a smooth finish.
Reviewed on December 18th, 2006.
TheEpeeist (3047) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pink orange with a plume of fine sediment that settles like a tornado. White head leaves a big lace ring. Grass, dough and orange hops. Decent body and light quinine carb. Dry and bready grapefruit peel; lemon oil creeps in.
Strykzone (4196) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is very much a classic IPA. Lots and lots of tart hops, pine, and grapefruit are standards of the style. Some honey and malt can be found underneath to give a hint of sweetness. Definitely not my favorite style but this one is as good a representative of the IPAs as can be found.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with partials floating around. Smell of hops, flowers, grapefruit, malt and hints of pine. Taste of malt(and a lot of it), some hops, citrus, honey and some rye. Even a little chocolate in the back. Dry bitterness at the end. Its good, but not great.