planky84 (2878) - Lee, 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 (6713) - 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 (6157) - 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 Canít really rate appearance as I drank this from the bottle. Pretty typical ipa. Founders always does it well.
queenholly (3623) - 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 (2127) - 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.