corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy golden orange color with off-white head. Aroma is of floral and citrus hops and pine. Very well balance considering how hoppy it is. A nice amount of malt compliments the dry bitter hop finish.
Tilley4 (218) - Huron, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first Founders brew...
Wow, what a beautiful IPA! Coppery orange color with a very fluffy white head.. Seems darker than other IPAs..
Huge, pungent aroma of piney hops that’s really nice... Maybe the best smelling IPA yet..
Hmmm... Taste definitely doesn’t match the aroma. Very malty and tea-like up front which leads to a lingering bitterness on the finish. I was hoping for a Two Hearted experience and just didn’t get it. It looks the part and smells the part, but it ends there. Its good but just not great like I was hoping.
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2009 Very very nice. Pours orange with a nice head. Aroma is more pine than citrus, flavor is tart and bitter, but in a good way. Not as malty and smooth as the description indicates, but is great ina bitter/tangy way. Probably actually a better value than Devil Dancer, since it’s about $2 a bottle compared to DD’s $4.50.
keepersj12 (2758) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice IPA. Nice pine and citrus flavor. Aroma is similar. A bit of sweetness in the background.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, deep, rich gold. Small orange head. Nose of citrus and pine, typical PNW hopping nose. Taste of sweet amber malts, orange and pine, plenty of bitterness but good balance, bitter and slightly caramel sweet finish. Slightly cream in the mouth. Good IPA, one of my favorite styles.
bigtaster (582) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours fairly opaque for an IPA, Golden. Nice tan head. Piny, citrus small hop finish. Good IPA
RomanW70 (297) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep copper with a thich, frothy head. Aroma of toffee, citrus, and hops. Nice malt backbone with a long bitter finish. I extpected the tatse to be slightly bigger. Very good IPA.
37steel (186) - St. Charles, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. Golden orange with a big off-white head. Great citrusy hop aroma. Good malt flavor to balance all the citrus hop bitterness. A nice lingering bitter finish. Great IPA.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium dark golden/orange pour with strong aroma of citrus and hops. Palate is real smooth with a creamy hoppy character. Alcohol is hidden real well. Has a bit of a citrusy aftertaste with hints of orange. Pretty good IPA. Might buy again.
Guerde (1182) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Pours out dark amber with a white head. Aroma is fairly strong with as OSLO mentioned, strawberry jam, light mandarin orange, pepper, and some caramel malt. Taste is quite sweet with caramel and a hoppy citrus peel bitter finish. The mouthfeel was medium, not too bad.