1010 (309) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden orange. Nice taste with a good mix of floral and hops. What an IPA should taste like.
12 oz. bottle
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty much everything an IPA should be and nothing that it should not be. Unremarkably good and unremarkably bad. As anybody who has partaken of mediocre beer masquerading under the "craft brewed" headline knows, though, thereís really something to be said for that.
pilsnerrogge (2816) - FinspŚng, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy amber/orange with a dense head. Nose is orange peels and hops. Flavour is all about piney, resiny hops. Long, somewhat sharp bitterness.
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 (5187) - 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 (2529) - 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 (4006) - 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 (2932) - 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