reverendj (185) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
As usual, Founders is not the mainstream of brewing. Pungent, viscous, piney, citrusey, sweet, and malty are how I would summarize this delectable brew. This is the second time Iíve tried this and Iíll have to say itís better this time. With one of the best finishes Iíve tasted, I can see why this is one of the benchmmark brews used for judging IPAís. Thanks to Brian at True Vine!
thebeertourist (5179) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy amber, medium head. Very potent citrus aroma with hints of bread. Very bitter, tons of citrussy hops (well, maybe exaggerating a bit). Could probably be critized for being one-dimensional, but who cares. An IPA that makes it point.
phillybeer7779 (101) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a perfect example of an American IPA. Excellent hop flavor, with a crisp, citrusy flavor. Despite the bitterness, it is still highly drinkable.
bpreo (2496) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just another standard IPA, but this one has a good bit of alcohol in it. Would be worth the six-pack if you find one.
Frank (3971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crystal clear red-orange color, rocky head of mixed bubbles which leaves behind little spotches of lace. Really nice nose w/ a very bright pine and floral character. Slightly sweet, w/ a slight iced-tea like astringency. Medium bodied w/ medium carbonation. Possibly just a touch on the watery side for its gravity but itís not like this is flavorless. Finishes w/ a clean bitterness and some very nice lingering floral notes.
jb (2898) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light orange, cloudy, off-white head. Very big nose of citrus, i.e. grapefruit especially and a bit of pine and toffee. Very resinous mouthfeel straight away, dry and drier. A bit of maltiness underpinning it. This one is true to form but almost a bit too much.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A-Slightly translucent medium amber colored body that pours with 3 finger foamy white head. Head slowly dwindles to 1/2 finger and leaves some lacing behind in the glass. Body is slightly foggy but almost transparent.
S-Smell is good but pretty basic. A big dose of piny hops and an underlying presence of citrus.
T-Upfront is a nice balance of piny and citrus hop flavor with a subtle dose of sweet malt in the background. The finish is all refreshing piny hop flavor. Piny hop flavor and a slight sweet maltiness linger. This brew has absolutely no hop bitterness.
P- High carbonation and fairly light body. Decent-but nothing special.
O- I had this awhile back on tap and really enjoyed it so I bought a bottle of it to take home and review. This is really a nice IPA that is all about hop flavor. One I will surly have again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-09-2007 04:23:48
Bov (11866) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 20, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from crackedkettle.com - cloudy reddish-orange colour with a poor head retention; robust aroma of mango, strawberries and cream; a fair carbonation and malt backbone; very tasty and fairly bitter; quite dry and long bitter fruity and hoppy finish
humulushound (244) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with off-white head. Expressive floral centennial hops punctuate the nose with notes of citrus and pine and sweet honey. Flavor is a complex bitter-hop profile with a malty backbone that holds it together and makes it complete. Smooth finish and medium viscosity with a hoppy bite and late alcohol. Very nice.
Gachupines (1247) - USA - APR 19, 2010
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amber color with a nice off white head. Aroma is hoppy, somewhat piney. Flavor is also somewhat piney hops, not overpowering. Finish is somewhat malty, but hops are present throughout. Overall a very solid IPA good for grilling out and such.