minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap; deep orange color, thin head. Big grapefruit aroma. Hops (grapefruit), resins, medium bodied, a little overcarbonated. Good; I’d like to try the bottle version some time. I think I like my IPAs a little bit leaner.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours cloudy amber in color with thin tan head. Aroma citrus hops and sweet. Taste citrus hops, malt, sweet and oranges with bitter finish.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Source: 12 oz bottle purchased from Greenwood Spirits in Bowling Green.
Glass: Poured into a Perfect Pint from Sam Adams.
Appearance: Clear amber/orange with a two finger, bubbly white head.
Aroma: Floral and citrus hops dominate. Didn’t find much malt in the nose.
Flavor: Solid malt base with huge citrus in the finish.
Palate: Medium body with solid carbonation and a clean, almost slick mouthfeel.
Overall: Very good IPA. Doesn’t rank up with Two Hearted and Alesmith, but very good.
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper/orange with a medium fizzy white head. Aroma pops with sweet and floral hops, orange, and grapefruit. Flavor is much the same with a nice and not too bitter finish. Finishes smooth. Very drinkable. I enjoyed this one quite a bit.
TKA300 (105) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2009 Bottle pour. Copper color with a frothy white head that had great retention and left a strong lace on the sides of the glass. Smells like floral hops and tastes a little like grapefruit. Lots of carbonation and very filling. Solid brew.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2009 On tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 08/25/2009. Clear pale amber body with a medium rocky off-white head. Big citrus and light floral hop aroma. Citrus and floral hop flavor on a pale malt background and a dry slightly sticky bitter finish. Somewhat one dimensional. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 8/3/7/3/14 - 3.5
Bottle from Wine Warehouse on 04/26/2009. Very clear copper amber body with a small frothy off-white head. Earthy and floral hop aroma on a bit of a caramel background. Caramel and slightly bready flavor with floral and citrus (grapefruit rind) hop notes. Medium body with moderately high carbonaton.
obxdude10 (2118) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2009
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is an absoutely fantastic IPA! I made the discovery that is the Centennial IPA on draft at the Craft Ale House in Limerick, PA. It was so good, that I went back to the pub the next day and got a growler of it. From start to finish, this beer explodes with flavor and character. The aroma is full of hops, pine, citrus and grapefruit. The body is smooth, balanced and extremely drinkable. The flavors were absoutely outstanding, with a big hoppy note up front a delicious malty backbone. There are subtle hints of bread and caramel in the body to add balance and flavor. Other flavors include dry grapefruits, pine, grass and a little lemon. The head is off-white in color and leaves some nice lacing around the glass. The color of the beer itself is a beautiful and clear copper color. This IPA finishes spicy, hoppy and a little dry, but with some nice sweetness. This is an absoutely outstanding IPA! It’s definitely one of the best that I’ve ever sampled. I need more!
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. Bottle. About time some offerings from this brewery made their way into the DC area. This beer pours a ruddy orange color with a medium lacing white head. Nose is highly floral with prominent citrus notes. Flavor tends towards a robust hoppy bitterness, but is well balanced by the malt. Some grapefruit notes and crystal malt in the flavor profile. Carbonation is persistent. Mouthfeel is sticky and somewhat resinous, but not at all syrupy. Finish is dry, hoppy and lingering. Highly drinkable IPA.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden with an off white head. The head diminshes quickly, but produces decent lacing. Aroma of citrus and pine with a floral touch. Has good carbination and mouthfeel. A good blending and the alcohol is well hidden. Has a good bitterness. An oily texture. A medium body. A solid finish with a good aftertaste. This is a pretty good IPA.
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.