fiulijn (19119) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2010 2010-04-05, bottle, 7-5-8-5-16=41
Beautiful color, amber, hazy, with a generous head and nice fine perlage. The aroma is nice, delicate, fruity (apricots), with light toffee, cookies, vanilla. Very good biscuity toffee flavor, with clear lemon and lemongrass feeling, ending in a well hopped and fruity final, where there are bitter oranges and a shade of chamomile; the body is on the dry side; the final is well bitter. Fresh is excellent!
I wanted to give another chance to this beer, and that was a good choice!
2009-09-01, bottle at Monk’s Café, Wallingatan, 7-5-6-3-13=34
Beautiful amber color, hazy; big head. The aroma is well hoppy, not much peristent. Medium body strength, strong toffee flavor that doesn’t have a chance to show any smooth or sweet side because immediately aggressed by an extreme hopping; the bitterness increases even more towards the final, turning into an oily and dry hop feeling. Extreme, but not enough sweet or fruity for being my favorite; no feather here, just the sword.
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 21, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Map Room. This copper ale poured with a modest clinging off-white head and a pine aroma. There is a nice caramel malt flavor with extremely mellow (oxymoron) hop balancing. Very smooth and tasty.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear gold brown color with a minimal amount of fizzy white head. Aroma is sugared citrus and flowers. Flavor has a sweet malt base with a ton of orange citrus flavor. Not too bitter hoppy, but rather really really citrusy and sweet. Overall, enjoyable.
monkeychugg55 (1026) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper with a moderate, white head that leaves some slippery lacing. The nose is mostly pine and citrus, some light pineapple, slightly floral, and has some caramel malt to it. Starts out sweet in the mouth, but quickly fades to hops and bitterness. I like the hop profile in this. It complements the malt very well and is also very tasty. One of the more solid IPA’s I’ve had.
obguthr (5646) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Delightful citrus aroma of orange, grapefruit, and rose hips. Cloudy, dark golden, full of floaties, thin head, some lacing. The flavor of honeycomb goes straight to the head. Rose hip and grapefruit notes abound.Bitter strawberry finish. The sweet honey, tart grapefruit and bitter rose hip flavors blend in perfect harmony. This may be too perfumey for some, but I absolutely LOVE this beer! Truly outstanding.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Sample Date: 8/25/2009 Source:Capital Ale House - Downtown) Big citrusy hop aroma with some caramel to back. Clear orange golden with foamy white head. Big citrus hop flavor with some caramel sweetness to back. Fairly dry very bitter finish.
Haack (101) - Hornslet, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I find this IPA one of the best I have tried. Very well balanced and hoppy. Great head and good flavor. I hope that I one day can try this great beer on tap.
thewombat (112) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost no aroma, draft. Dark yellow/amber light pour, light carbonation. Med. body. Very bitter- it gives you that bitter feeling int he back of your mouth. It’s pretty overpowering, too over the top to be really enjoyable for me.
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2009
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The dry hopping contributes largely to the aroma and the flavor. As explained in the description, it really is never too bitter, which is impressive and really makes it an excellent IPA overall. The color is a beautiful reddish brown ale. Founders NEVER disappoints.
Scouser (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice fruity aroma, reminds me of strawberries with hops. it tastes like it smells, strawberries and hops. Nice golden amber colour. i like this one, a litle different, and a well brewed beer.