lefossoyeur (540) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2012 Deep golden-orange with a nice creamy white head. Citrus and spicy/herbal hops dominate the aromas. Light to medium body, straight bitterness, medium carbonation, pleasant, but rather uninteresting.I must admit I had better example of this beer. Probably not at its freshest best. Still thirst quenching IPA, with a nice citrussy-oily finale.
Bottled, at least 4 months old...
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottled Mar 3, 2010, enjoyed on Mar 16. Incredibly fresh! Pours amber with a small white head, maintains a small cap but leaves a decent amount of spotty lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus, floral and resinous hops, nice blend of hop aromas on the nose. Flavor is resinous, piney hops, some citrus/grapefruit which is balanced against a bit of caramel and toffee malt sweetness. Fair amount of lingering bitterness on the finish. Medium to high carbonation, a little prickly, a bit oily and sticky mouthfeel. I was really stoked to get such a fresh sample of this and man did it pay off. An excellent IPA, and once again Founders continues to impress.
finol (2842) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a shortlasting head.
Taste of citrus hops, red berries and malt. Good balance.
charlotte (5077) - rødovre, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Orange colour with white head,who stays.Aroma is rich fruity of citrus and greapfruits,floral and with good bitterness.Crispy and well balanced with dry finish.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Voldby, DK.
Amber with white head. Aroma of hop spices and malt. Flavor is citrus, spices and bitterness
last1standing (15) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2015 Da perfect IPA flavors are bitter sweet citrus you name it it has it. best IPA EVER. perfect head all night long
Miksu (5038) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at O’Hara’s, Tampere. Slightly hazy orange amber color. Fruity and citrusy hop aroma with grapefruit, lemon and pine. More lemon, grapefruit and pine in the flavor with hints of toffee. Firm but not punchy bitterness. Pleasant, though not very fresh sample.
Aurelius (4895) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost clear, light orange-brown with a glow. APA aroma from casting central. Good balance - a little briney, citrus, hoppy. Recommended. Flying Saucer, KC, tap.
mixmasterob (1036) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great IPA which really allows for the hops to shine. Centennial is a great choice for such an endeavor and Founders pulls it off nicely. Aroma is of citrus and grapefruit. Bitterness is not overwhelming but present as it should be. Nice.
Hangover (1101) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful copper pour with a perfect half inch hed. Floral hop aroma with light grapefruit and citrus. Malty and bitter up front leading to a floral hop finish. Lingering malt sweetness and a long, bitter finish. Crisp, refreshing and very well put together. It is really a great representation of the style.