Brandman (2626) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle. Clear copper body, no to very tiny head. Citrussy hoppy aroma. Has nice aroma, but thereís a hint of something not so pleasant in hoppiness. Surprisingly smooth palate, dry. Grapefuit with some malty sweetnees in backbone.
dylan88 (223) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle. Pours honey/amber with a small and white head. Aroma is fresh, with floreal, piney and citrus notes. Taste is quite similar to the aroma and well balanced with hops malts, piney, floreal, fruity and citrus notes. Body is medium, with a dry finish.
teorn88 (5743) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. pours orange with medium off white creamy head. medium lasting foam. aroma is stunning: hoppy floral and spicy notes are sorrounded by an uncommon sweetness for the style. Lots of yeasty and malty notes for a simple IPA. Taste is great: lots of complexity with a spicy bitterness softened by a sweet sensation. Lots of grassy-spicy flavors. Alcohol is almost unperceivable. Body is quite full and carbonation a bit low for the style. Overall, a great IPA, way sweeter than usual IPAs, probably approaching to a lower-alcohol version of a DIPA. Anyway, wonderful.
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a hazy dark orange with a massive 3 finger off white head. Not quite syrupy but it looks chewy.
Smell: A multitude of hops dancing in front of your nose and causing excitement in my brain. Lots of citrus and floral representation to enjoy. A feast for the nose! Grapefruit, candied orange, and a touch of lemon zest are easy to pinpoint.
Taste: Taste is almost as good as the nose and completely hypnotizing in its own right. Bold blast of hops up front with a lemon dominant transition into a sweet malt profile. Honestly this transition is one of the nicest Iíve ever experienced in an IPA. Usually either the malt is to strong or too absent after the hop blast. In such typical situations I prefer a transition into less malt over one into more malt. However Founders Centennial IPA has blown me away.
Mouthfeel and Drinkability: A touch chewy but the lush carbonation really helps. Its delicious and easy to kick back!
Iím lucky that I just found out that BuyRite in South Plainfield carries this as I will be coming back to it with an open mouth and eager palette.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-16-2008
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a moderate off white head. Smells of roasted grains and orange peel. Tastes of bread crust, sour citrus rind, a hint of roastiness, and somewhat piney. Aftertaste is a little for bitter than sweet, but a nice finish and nice drinkability.
jds170 (30) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from 3 Sons. Pours a reddish amber with a thin whitish head. Aroma is very malty (biscuity) for an IPA with some sweet alcohol and a hint of hops. Flavor is very balanced which is nice to see, with malt and hops competing, neither overtaking the other. There is, however, a little burn in the mouth, from what Iím not sure. The palateís a little thin, helped by an overall oiliness. If you want a hop-bomb this isnít your beer, but if you like balance, this could be for you.
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glowing amber with a medium-sized off-white head.
The aroma is of sweet caramel, vanilla, pine-needles and fading citric and grassy hops.
The taste is more of the same. Sweet vanilla caramel and a full sticky mouthfeel. Noticeable but fading grapefruit and citric hop notes. The finish is bitter and chewy with some malts and floral hops.
Good, but I doubt this bottle was very fresh. Had potential of being better.
gnoff (9430) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2013 First rating
Bottled on May 20, 2010
At first clear, then shady, golden to light copper color. Off-white head, fairly OK in size. Hoppy fresh citrus scent. Rather dominatingly bitter, hoppy, citrus taste. Medium mouthfeel. Big bitterness, dry bitter aftertaste.
Sampled draught at CBC, blue session, Saturday afternoon May 4, 2013.
Clear deep golden color, off-white head. Caramel, citrus, hoppy scent. Malty, sweet, bitter, resin taste. Medium to big mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Shag (2769) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer poured a copper color with a white head. The aroma contains some caramel, perfume, pine, and grapefruit, The flavor is bitter and complex but not over the top. Well balanced and the perfect session beer. You heard it here first!
thelizard (46) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - MAY 18, 2010
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Winking Lizard. Best smelling IPA Iíve come across. Reminds me of a 90-minute, as it is a good blend between malt and hops. Nice, dark, non-pisslike appearance.