dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2011 bottle at Churckey, NW Washington DC. Great bold hop character all around, wonderful nose, full body hop flavor, nice clean finish. Great beer
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Amber beer with white head--thin. Aroma is pleasant sweet hop--a little grassy. Flavor is caramel and hops of citrus...very dry end.
GrungyBob (62) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, ppours a red amber with white tan head. Aroma, overpower floral with soft malty sweetness. Taste, huge floral almost soapy with bitter hop bite, tingles the tongueand the hops linger. Very dry mouth finish. A very good beer
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle served in a tulip. Pour was a hazy orange with two inches of thick, fluffy off-white head. Nose was very neutral on this; I picked up malt, light hops, and very light pine. Taste was very much the same. It was so neutral, yet the notes of the style were there, but not outlandish in any regard. This is a very delicious IPA, and I feel this is a great starter brew to introduce the style to people who donít care for the IPA.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at misconduct. Pours gold with white frothy head, awesome lacing. Grapefruit and peach aroma, touch of grass. Very little sweetness and then a drying bitter finish on the tongue. Incredibly hoppy solid IPA.
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2010 Bottle. 12 oz. Split with James and Sean. Pours honey orange with a thick white head. Aroma of hops, caramel, pine and hay. Medium bodied with a tangy, almost sticky mouthfeel.Great IPA.
Re- Rate: Initial 3.9
Bottle. 12 oz. Pours a glowing orange-red with a thick, fluffy, pillowy tan head atop. Aroma of fresh flowers, honey, grass, juicy hop resins, and hints of grapefruit and malty caramel. Full, boid, wet, malty, yet aggressively hoppy mouthfeel; body is directly down the middle of hop and malt. The balance carries through until the finish, which yeilds to the hoppy bitterness. Excellent IPA.
altonbrownd (3712) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bierkoning. Glowing brown body with sticky head. Toasty caramel head. Nice taste of toffee, caramel. Quite spicy too with hops in the finish and citrus notes. A lovely IPA. Another great beer from Founders.
andyhwcinc (1602) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle, aroma is of a hop garden, very potent yet soothing. This has a pronounced citrus taste while maintaining its hop balance, almost like a very hoppy Bellís Oberon Ale. Appears like a traditional IPA, however this is one IPA that sets the foundation for what I like in a hoppy ale.
rodrigosilva (1) - CHILE - DEC 17, 2009 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cerveza de cuerpo medio, sin filtrar (ojo al servirla...ya que su apariencia depende del cuidado que tengamos al servirla), citrica y fragante, malta caramelo presente,dulzona con un final dulzon y amargor amigable. El sabor y aroma del lupulo son muy agradables. Buena espuma, deja un buen lazo en el vaso, sabrosa. Me imagino que el amargor que no moleste se debe al uso de centennial, ya que viene siendo un "super" cascade. Me hubiese encantado un poquito mas de amargor residual.
wavers1 (910) - Notown, California, USA - DEC 11, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle courtesy of tytoanderso! very nice ipa, pours a dark gold to amber color, nice khaki coloered creamy head that leaves lots of spotting. aroma is nice with stringent hops, sweet malts, and doughy yeast. the flavor is very bitter upfront, sringent till the back, and you think itís a lil overdone, then the sweet malts with a tiny hint of the yeast come in and mellow out the finish and after taste! very nice and complex progression on every sip!