Headbanger (3780) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle 11/15/10 (Meijer)-46° in Shaker-Pours an orangish amber with a small off white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and malt. Taste of the same. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and it finishes with a nice bitterness. Nice IPA.
JulienHuxley (5525) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear light copper pour. The aroma hops are quite fruity, strawberries and pineapple. A bit of caramel smell too. Taste is sweet, bitter finish - not very bitter though. Pretty good.
TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botle pours light amber with frothy off-white head. Aroma of flowery hops and citrus. Predominant flavors of pine, grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, and pineapples with a long-lasting bitter finish. An excellent IPA.
planky84 (2748) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Amber pour with a beige head. Tangerine, grapefruit and pine aromas. Nice hoppy nose. Smooth citrus burst in the flavour with a hint of caramel. Good, bitter edge. Fruity, sharp hoppy finish.
KnutAlbert (6651) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby red, low carbonation.
Herbs, pines, some spearmint (toothpaste). Long lingering dry finish.
mjmcend (209) - USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid aroma with floral hops. Solid taste with some milk, hops, and citrus. Tasty.
Mora2000 (6151) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2011 Thanks to RBlaszak and djrn for each sending bottles of this beer. I appreciate it guys.
The beer pour a hazy orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is oranges, papayas and pine. Very hoppy smelling. The flavor is a mix of orange and grassy hops with some bready and toffee malt. Low to medium bitterness. All things considered, this is a fairly balanced IPA that has a lot of flavor from the hops and malt. Very drinkable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
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 Can’t really rate appearance as I drank this from the bottle. Pretty typical ipa. Founders always does it well.
queenholly (3619) - 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.