brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice cloudy orange with an off white head and decent lacing. Aroma of flowers, citrus and pine. Nice grapefruit and hoppy (did I mention hoppy?) taste. Floral aftertaste was jjust right... solid brew by Founders - not that I expected any less.
ilherps (248) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of exotic flowers and pine. On the palate the citrus is overpowering with a resiny pine finish. This is a nice spicy ipa with great bitterness. I really enjoy the hop regimen they used here.
tsetlock (66) - Hartland Twp, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pleasant citrus and pine aroma with mild caramel and toast background. Clear amber-ruby with lots of carbonation up to a lasting, thick white head. Very balanced with a strong malt presence and well-rounded hop character providing both bitterness and a mild pine and orange peel flavor. Very full-bodied.
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours beautiful golden amber color. Decent amount of head, just about half an inch. Citrus, orange peel, along with floral scents in the aroma. Nicely balanced. Lacing the glass very well. Hops through the palate with a nice bitter finish. A hint of dryness in there but the floral flavor stays along in the aftertaste. Medium bodied.
biznizness (1138) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another stellar offering from Founders. They may just be the best all-around brewery I’ve ever drank. This had a nice malt backbone that really put it over the top. Must-try IPA.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from bruisin ales. pours a very nice dark copper/amber color with a very thin, white head at the edges. aroma is very nice and citrus dominated with orange, grapefruit, and lemon zest culminating in a slightly sour and floral tinge with very nice nutty, malty aromas joining in. flavor is delicious and unique with the floral nature of the hops dominating, much like two hearted. citrus notes of grapefruit and orange come through with almond and caramel malt flavors adding great balance. palate is smooth, medium bodied, nicely bitter with a solid, lingering finish. overall, a damn nice IPA.
blklab2007 (2090) - Connecticut, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle poured an orange amber color with a thin ring of head on the glass. aroma has citrus peel, grapefruit, sweetness, and light bitters. medium mouth feel but coats well with a nice frothiness. flavor has a little more hop power than the nose. citrus, pine, and bitter are all covered, just enough sweetness, and finishes with a pleasant dry hop.
Coltrane (108) - South Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Incredible IPA with a ton of citrus fruitiness in the aroma. Lovers of grapefruit rejoice, with a nice malt backbone. One of my favorite IPAs.
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - APR 4, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice ipa. very floral hop with a little citrus tucked in there. full mouth feel and nice hop aroma make this a nice 6 pack buy.
mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours lighter than I expected, clear caramel colored with decent off-white head. Hoppy aroma mixed with a touch of citrus fruit and flowers. Immediately bitter, followed by a touch of sweetness. The hops dominate the start and the malt dominates the finish. A bit of nuttiness in there along with a fain touch of caramel. Tingly on the palate. Very good.