fishonmyplane (199) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid IPA with a nice aroma. Floral notes. Flavor has plenty of grapefruit and some lemon. Just enough caramel malts to balance it out. And just the right amount of bitterness. Iím not sure if itís really the "benchmark" IPA as they claim, and the flavor fades a little quicker than I would have preferred. Very good though.
Metalchopz (1753) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
6-pack from the LCBO. Pours a clean (slightly hazy at last pour), deep amber colour with a frothy off-white head that stands its ground with decent lacing. The nose is quite sweet, malty (almost nutty) with some hops (but not your typical grapefruit and pine). The hoppiness stands a bit more out in the taste, with just a nice touch of bitterness and dryness. Fruity, burnt malts, toffee and citrus. Not a hopbomb, but a nice warming IPA.
hopbomber (100) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely aroma of citrus orange and fruit, mouthfeel is rather watery with a nice pine hit, less resinous than many of similar abv, flavours of caramel pine oranges and grapefruit. Very good ipa.
MikeKeller (562) - Kemi Rock City, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Kukko, Kemi. Beautiful orange/red beer with white head. Aroma has sweet malts and fruity hops. Flavour is sweetish with good maltiness and very nice bitterness. Full bodied IPA.
AshtonMcCobb (1458) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Pours light amber with a nicely proportioned head and gentle bubbles. The nose has a green note but also a bit like gorse. Itís creamy with a very enduring citrus finish. The taste has something resembling a liquid form of lemon drizzle cake but not so sweet. Like flowers and honey. Some sort of Turkish sweet. The palate is medium bodied with a tangy texture and a very long and enduring finish. Delicious and complex.
WeissGary (174) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. This is a really lovely IPA from the Founders batch I was lucky enough to get my hands on in Scotland! Itís really fruity and quite refreshing! Sweet and fruity on the nose, quite smooth but a lovely little spice accompanies a sweet hop on the tongue, with a dry malty hop finish. So nice, very easy going, the sweet taste completely masks the high percentage; a very lovely IPA and another fantastic Founders beer!
wilderthanyou (669) - Guelph, CANADA - MAY 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a manuka honey colour with a short lived head. The aroma is citrus, and sweet caramel malts. The flavour is citrus up front which quickly fades to a nice caramel, and medical herb (think ricola) sweetness, ends back on a bit of candied orange and grapefruit in the finish. Good solid session beer.
bunget (319) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Clear amber body, small beige head with good retention. Aroma of a classic IPA: grapefruit, caramel, floral hops, spices, honey. Taste is moderately aggressive: bitter hops, caramel, herbs, spices, pine. A little oily and sticky.
travita (3055) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The look is bright, very clear, ok off white head, and copper in color. The smell is floral, grass, fruit, sweet, hops, caramel, and well balanced. The taste is hops, good bitterness level, fruit, caramel, and grass.
carboloader (615) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the Katy Brewfest and at Petrol Station. I was expecting to love this one, but both times Iíve had it I was disappointed. Itís decent, with some grapefruit citrus tones, but also seems rather simple, flat, and boring compared to other Founders offerings, and other high end IPAs. Not my favorite. .
Bestbrew1 (46) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great beer to have in your fridge in the summer. EZ drinkin I like this IPA a lot as it is well balanced.