stoutchap (368) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Liked this a lot and I’m not a huge IPA fan. Guess maybe I was just in the mood for a coppery pour, some pine-sol, hops, and the faintest hint of malt. Nice very cold with a grilled burger and fries.
Lowe1983 (1304) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is huge of grapefruit and pine hops, floral hops, and caramel. Flavor is the same with hops with a hint of sweet malts that compliment the hops very nicely. Good bitter finish. Very nice IPA.
sersdf (1013) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2007 draft at the brewpub. so this is the quintessential founders beer. enormous hops, the super sharply aromatic centennial breed. i had a whole pint of this, and it was pretty good. but it was also kinda simple. but i guess that’s what you want in an IPA. no alcohol whatsoever for a 7.2% beer.
patrick767 (3232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle - Pours a very cloudy orangish brown with a two finger head that leaves some good lacing. There’s a lot of sediment, so pour slowly if you want to minimize it. There’s a strong hoppy aroma and a flavor to match. Mild citrus is in there and some malts, but the hops dominate. I think a touch more malt would have been good. The body was medium and if anything a little thin. Then comes the long, bitter finish. Good hops. This is a good IPA, but I wasn’t overwhelmed.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Robe rousse aux reflets cuivrés surmontée d’une mouosse blanche en dentelle mince. Arômes de houblon résineux. Saveurs de houblon résineux, citronné et herbacé, de malt caramel et de levure.
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trade from Antzman-Thanks! 12 oz bottle-Pours a cloudy copper color with a huge frothy off-white head that is slow to diminish and is fully lasting. Aroma is floral and citrus leading into a creamy bitter taste of citrus and hops. Well balanced and the hops do not overpower.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Richly citrus hoppy aroma has a very nice chocolately undertone. Taste is extremely aggresive, very bitter, with decent pine and kumquat notes. Bitterness if a bit too over the top.
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very cloudy brown/red beer with a small white head. The aroma is nice- hoppy and sweet, almost fruity, with a bit of malty caramel aromas too, and some floral scents. The flavour is not as well balanced- its similar to the aroma but too bitter overall- the sweetness just seems to go away, other than a slight lingering citrusy flavour after each sip. On the other hand, the malty flavours underneath the hoppyness do add a nice touch.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a foggy brown gold with a few more bubbles streaming to the top than I like to see, but a nice head. Juicy floral maltiness, a bit of pine, a bit of citrus, but a strong malt backbone shining through. Overall, a really nice nose. Creamy in the mouth, with just the right amount of viscosity to still maintain that thirst-quenching quality necessary for an IPA. The flavors fall a little flat compared to the aroma, but still, this is an exceptional taste. Big floral hops dominate, with a slight about of ctrius, and the malt could be a bit bigger, not to say it isn’t big. There’s a tad more nondescript bitterness than the malt can balance, but this is a really strong standard IPA. One doesn’t even notice the alcohol!
stoutlvr (52) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2006
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Liquid bread. What more can I say? Everything I look for in an IPA, the cloudy orange color, floral aroma, big but not overpowering hop flavor and a finish that leaves me licking my chops! I’m making nmyself thirsty.