Onslow (1378) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Clear amber brew iwth an off white head. Pungent aroma dominated by citrus and pine hops. Flavor is dominated by the hops, though a solid malt backbone is the canvas on which the hops flavor is painted. Decent ABV level encourages poetic metaphors. Good mouthfeel with active carbonation that (along with the hops) leaves the tongue tingling a bit. Well, this is a fine IPA.
pellegjr (396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours an clean orange honey w/ a slight off-white resilient head, excellent lacing, aroma is very pleasant strong citrusy Centennial with some caramel malt support, flavor is lightly caramel malt followed by a huge Centennial wallop with long-lingering bitterness, medium body, great hop flavor but really needs some more balancing malt
BnMBrewCrew (36) - Randolph, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
AROMA - has a roasty malt; Citrus, Hops; Yeast is a dough smell.
APPEARANCE - Color amber; clear liquid; minimal head
TASTE - Bitter, medium towards a heavy
PALATE - Body is a medium, Texture is thin; Carbonation is fizzy (but not over done); Finish is bitter and astringent
Overall - Not the biggest fans of IPA’s because of their bitterness. However, I just began beer tasting seriously a month ago or so. This is a great IPA for those who do not enjoy the bitterness of IPA’s.
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap sample at New Beer Dist. An extremely well rounded IPA. Eminently drinkable. Pours a deep amber with a strong citrus and floral hop aroma. Flavor is quite sweet and citrusy, with some bitterness coming in during the latter stages. Finish is smooth with subtle bite, and just a bit sticky. Great beer overall.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 11, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at rattle n hum. Florals, citrus, bitterness... Well rounded in the bouquet of hop flavors. Sweet, bitter, fruity.. It’s got it all.
alobar (3496) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dense caramel color with a frothy white head. Aroma is sweeter than most IPA’s-citrus and caramel. Lots of grapefruit and caramel malts in the undertone making the taste sweeter with muted hop bitterness. A nice beer, but I think I prefer my IPA’s a bit more hopped.
swenocha (81) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - APR 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bought in a mixer-sixer at Jungle Jim’s. First cut with this beer. Amber color, subtle floral/citrus aroma, nice balance of bitter and citurs flavor. A bit of caramel sweet and some pine. This is a nice IPA.
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 9, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh yeah, This is what an IPA ought to be. Great crisp hoppy nose, not necessaruly overwhelming citrus hops, hust crisp and clean and I definitely detect the malt. The taste is very smooth, and crisp. A deep orange amber color with a small layer of froth on top. Great body, Not lite but definitely not heavy or too rich. Nice work Founders.
Pinball (11918) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
beautiful amber color, smooth offwhite head.
nice dry citrussy orangy flowery hoppy aroma. A bit too fruity sweet for my taste. also sweet malts.
flavor is sweet malty, dry hoppy balance, pine, faint grapefruit, faint flowery, very refreshing. alc works very well in the brew. Very good.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange-copper pour with a small, lasting, loose off-white head. Nice wet, fruity citrus hop aroma with some moderate caramel and honey sweetness and some dry floral pine. The flavor follows through from the aroma and is very nicely balanced. No overly aggressive catty hop profile or cloying sweetness just a nicely well rounded and balanced IPA. There is a long dry, lingering piny bitterness on the finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation and a slightly aqueous finish.