BVery (8187) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2009 TAP: semi-cloudy orange/amber pour, huge pine hop nose. Taste is semi-creamy, pine hop, balanced by some hop-kick at the back end.
moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear, dark golden pour with a medium head. Big earthy/herbal hop aroma as well as some citrus. Similar flavor, lots of piney hops with a touch of sweetness. Not quite as well balanced as I’d like. Still, I love hops and this definitely has ’em!
ben4321 (4881) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location:Draft from RFDs, 5/23/09
Aroma: Lots of citrus in the nose, some pine/earth, some sugar in there too
Appearance: Hazy orange/golden color
Flavor: Drier and more earthy hops then the nose would have lead me to believe, a nice hop flavor on this one
Palate: Medium body, smooth
I enjoyed this one, a really nice IPA, first sniff it was all citrus, but the taste is much drier and mostly piney hops. It works pretty well...
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy copper pour...Big white head that lingers...Nice hoppy aroma...Looks good-Smells good...Medium body...Big hoppy flavor...Sweetness in the finish masks the bitterness a bit...Tasty...
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - This is just a great IPA. It has everything you want in a great IPA, so I won’t list them. Only improvements could be non-twist off bottle and a sharper finish.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from dmschefke, thanks Dave! Slightly hazy orangish color with a nice white head. Nice citrus hop aroma, very enjoyable. Decent mild hop flavor, not as upfront as I was expecting, but very good otherwise.
halfonit (1243) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
WOW! Killer IPA! Has a nice cloudy gold color. Smells of hops and citrus with a little bit of floral scents. Taste is intense with hops and a little bit of malts. A great brew. Founders is starting to show me that they might belong with the likes of dogfish head and certain others.
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep, amber/golden brown with a two-finger off-white, almost tan head. Sweet, floral hop flavor with hints of grapefruit citrus. Great, hop mouthful with a hint of citrus that lingers along with some a late-comer malt flavor. A very good IPA, the best I’ve had in a while, although certainly not the best I’ve ever had.
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a pretty decent IPA. It poured a caramel gold color with a medium-light head that dissipated after a short while. In fact, 2/3 of the way in to the beer, It still has a bit of the head left. Never the less, it has very piny aroma, not too much citrus at all. It tastes on the bitter side, with a much stronger pine taste than I am accustomed to. I enjoy this beer quite a bit. I would try it again, for sure!
SAVertigo (20) - Shillington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very average IPA.
Purchased a case on sale becuase it was a year old.
Very good, very foamy. I need to try a "fresh" one, because even over a year old it was hoppy and delicious.