hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Possibly my favorite IPA. Slightly cloudy amber body with a beige head that leaves some decent lacing. Grapefruit and pine are the prominent aromas, but I can also sense a bit of caramel sweetness. Clean, medium mouthfeel with some good carbonation. Flavor is top notch. Malty caramel sweetness up front leads perfectly to citrus hops. Grapefruit and pine notes finish off this great brew. Not much of a bitter aftertaste.
thirstyrabbit (1155) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear orange/bronze body with a tall steady head. Aroma has nice American hops with freshly cut grass and pine resin. Wonderful balance - there’s both sweetness and bitterness and they really support each other. Alcohol is well covered. This is immensely drinkable.
Gandalf39 (69) - - DEC 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Teran (20) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 21, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer deserves silence while drinking. One of the longest and best ever aftertastes. God Save America!
JaKeAFC (601) - ITALY - DEC 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
35 cl bottle at a bar, 7.2%, 65 IBU, 4.50€. Nice dark amber color and thick offwhite head. Classic IPA smell on the nose. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel malts and a nice load of american floral hops, some fruity esters too. Taste is well balanced, long bitter finish. A very good and solid IPA.
visionthing (2980) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
35,5cl can from Systembolate, Strömstad. Pours slightly hazy amber with a lasting off-white head. Quite intensive hoppy aroma with pine, citrus, tropical fruits, caramel and hints grass and herbs. Fairly sweet with nice hoppy and fruity flavours and a somewhat dry, and quite bitter finish with citrusy notes. Bitter aftertaste with notes of grapefruit. Medium to full body with carbonation slightly on the soft side. Not the freshest IPA, but certainly a decent one anyway. Would love to try it fresh some day.
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.
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lightbias (162) - 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 (108) - 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.