IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2006 Ay Ay Ay! This is damn good. Aroma is sweet maltiness and wonderful floral dryhopping. I smell a bit of mango in there with the usual citrus. Flavor is more of the aroma... kind of makes me think of hoppy citrus punch. Finish is dry, hoppy spice, some bitterness, but extremely well balanced. Drop the ABV to 5 or 6% and this would get a 19 from me, because it would be the best session beer in the world. This deserves to be in the upper echelons of IPA’s.
jrob21 (2192) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky amber color. Tan head that lasts. Citrusy/orange and floral smells. A little caramel malt in the aroma as well. Hops are not overpowering in this IPA and well balanced with the malt to make a nice beer.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
via trade with OhioDad - Pours a deep golden color with a nice initial head. Very slight haze from the sediment. Light lacing. Nice citrus hop aroma. Flavor is mainly the citrus hops with some lingering bitterness. Medium body. A good beer. Thanks Scott.
AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - JUN 21, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Goldern brown appearance -- aroma is strong hops with a slight sense of citrus. The hops are very well balanced with malty flavor.
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 19, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious IPA, lots of hops but not overly bitter. I thought it had a bit of an earthy vibe to it beneath the floral hops flavors. Wow, 7.2%? Not bad, and you can’t even tell it’s there. A great drink from what I am discovering is also a great brewer.
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 (1309) - 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 (3238) - 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.