Festus69 (18) - - DEC 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not hoppy enough but this beer has some body like the other Founders I have tasted before this isn’t bad but I don’t know maybe it’s because I was born in Ohio and this brew is made in Michigan but I’ll give it another try.
mauritsio (481) - FINLAND - DEC 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Alko. Orange with XL lasting head. Floral and citrus aroma. Strong lasting bitterness. Dry finish.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
lightbias (157) - USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark gold and capped with a lacy white foam, the brew is giving off a monster aroma of hops; dank and heady. The first sip is a medium-bodied, rich, deep pine resin; it travels the sides of my tongue with a jaw-popping bitter and wrapping underneath to create a mouth-watering experience. I wish more IPAs were dry-hopped, because the flavor is so much more true to the actual plant. This is bitter, but buoyed with malt; balanced enough to take the bitter to an enjoyable spot, but without taking away the nature of the hops. Liking it a lot. I believe it could be a bit fresher, and am starting to believe that it’s true that two months should be the limit on any IPA, but four months out is not taking away the beauty of this beer. The palate is dry, the finish short and the lacing on the glass is visually appealing and consistent on the glass. If Founders was in the area, this may be a favorite go-to for me!
afmercer12 (1) - Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First time drinking a Founders beer because Founders beers are not available in Maryland. Delicious! Bottled on 10/29/2014. A solid IPA.
smaynard6000 (657) - Apopka, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can. Pours amber with an average-sized head. Aroma is floral with a bit of citrus. Very hoppy bitter flavor with strong citrus notes. Long bitter finish. This is very good.
King_Alex_II (102) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very solid IPA, with characteristic centennial hops (at least that’s what is says on the etiquette). Kind of sweetish notes that develop, but a bit more hoppy bitterness wouldn’t have hurt. A slight muddy hop taste.
motelpogo (6949) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
canned. thanks to mowbeer for arranging delivery to pilsen. clear amber with a steady head; plenty of zesty citrus and pine in the aroma; good whack of bitterness. no big surprises but that’s not such a bad thing in this case
markoijelena (675) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0.355l at Samo Pivo Belgrade Serbia.Pour it amber color with medium white head.On the nose roasted malt.Taste and aroma of caramel, roasted malt, caramel and little bit candy sugar flavour.Good balanced and very interesting mix.
superspak (2824) - Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/29/2014. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of bright citrus/floral hops and light-moderate malt balance; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange zest, pineapple, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and balance of juicy citrus/floral hops and light-moderate malt balance; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible IPA. All around outstanding complexity and balance of juicy citrus/floral hops and light-moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
metalspice (125) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Boks fra systembolaget. Klar ravfarget med lavt hvitt skum. Fersken og ananas med et hint av røde bær i duften. Mye sitrusbitterhet med noen florale toner. litt oljete munnfølelse.
AbouAli (88) - Genève, SWITZERLAND - DEC 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2014 Couleur orange bien limpide. Belle mousse avec un excellent lacing. Dégages des arômes forts de houblons américains assez fruitée plus résine de pin que citrique ou agrumes. Belle impression en bouche, assez pleine. L’amertume est correcte et bien balancée par les sucres. Belle durée en bouche. Carbonation correcte et texture plutôt huileuse.
pas mal de malt caramels