oh6gdx (24346) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Amber colour, mediumsized off-white to beige creamy head that leaves quite a bunch of lace. Aroma is fruits, some floral hops as well as some bready and wooden notes. Flavour is fruity an floral hpos along with some bready and mildly yeasty notes. Quite smooth sweet maltyness as well. Wellbalanced and rather nice IPA.
AlbertC (276) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2010 The classic, very grassy and citrucy hops. Body medium, very long aftermath. Standard high quality IPA.
r464 (2250) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nicely balanced, hoppy and floral aroma and flavor with hints of citrus and a touch of sweetness. This is one I would definitely have again.
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A vigorous pour into my favorite snifter leaves a a cloudy gold/orange color with a thick, cloud-like head. The aroma is mildly sweet and floral. There are both floral and citrus notes in the flavor, and although it is fairly well-balanced, the hop bitterness lingers in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is bright and refreshing despite the big, bitter flavor. Overall, a solid IPA.
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly cloudy orange Into a Duvel Tulip. There was an inch foamy head, that slowly made it’s way down to about a quarter inch head that stayed all the way down. There were ring’s of lacing that followed the head as I sipped. The scent was perfect for an IPA, very hoppy and spicy with some piney notes. A slightly sweet citrusy taste up front is balanced off nicely by a very nice bitter finish. There is about as good of a balance as one would want with an IPA. This is nice IPA, I only wish I bought more than 1 in a mix pack. I should have known it would be great coming from Founders.
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a medium white head. Nose is typical floral hops and sweet malt but fairly weak for an IPA. Flavor is substantially more full and is mostly malt on the front and biting hops on the back (well balanced overall). Finish is long and sticky and keeps the hops rolling. Good stuff.
Ron (3392) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color, subtle floral/citrus aroma, nice balance of bitter and citrus flavor. A bit of caramel sweet and some pine. This is a nice IP, it’s not too hoppy. Thanks for the trade JB..
DJMonarch (9173) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Bottle at Chris O’s pre GBBF tasting, Kensal Rise 31/07/2010
Fruity hop aroma. Golden coloured hoppy and fruity with a pine flavour. A hint of dryness in a bitter malt finish.
Hair6a11 (1451) - Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap: Pours a dark golden with a modest white head that dissipates quickly. Smells like floral hops as you’d expect.Tastes slightly bitter, lightly carbonated. Flavor is floral hops, light caramel malt, a little bitter on the finish. Damn fine
Wombata (606) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Floral, cut grass, citrus/grapefruit rind.
Flavor: Starts with Malty orange and bitter grapefruit rind and finishes with the same plus some grassy hop flavors.
Comments: Good balance of med-full bodied malt and bitter hops in the flavors. The initially smooth mouth feel holds through the mid-palate and then it finishes dry. Nearly an Imperial IPA but more restrained and the better for it. 38-39 score range. Perhaps the flavor is an 8.