tonyte123 (8) - - JUN 19, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge beer is an understatement with this one. Purposely bought a few last year and cellared them to compare with a fresh one. A fresh one has all of the right notes, big hop bomb with a malty backbone. But, rough around the edges and good, but not great. A beer cellared a year makes it completely different. The bitterness fades and this turned into one of the best IPAs I've had. Highly recommend.
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woodychevy (619) - - JUN 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pour. It’s rare that I am disappointed by founders, but it happens. Just too much all around with this one. So much going on, super complex but overly sweet and boozy. Pretty big mouthfeel and some definite dankness happening. Bitter on finish but I would expect so at 112 IBU’s. Drinks more like a Barleywine. Not a summer beer at all. Huge, huge beer. Will try again in Janurary.
darb85 (146) - Canton, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pine needle nose. Sweet boozy hits first then pine flavor and mild citrus. Almost buttery then finishes bitter
Scoobyluvshub (33) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Appalachian Vintner. Dark orange color with light head. Very big beer, very bitter, very boozy, very very sweet, malty, citrus, resin. Has a bit of a burn. Very complex, but perhaps not my style. A bit too sweet for me.
Evolutionary (370) - Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 14-0. Nose is boozy and sweet. Malt and hop attack and tastes strong but not 12%. Ok but not worth $$$.
Lutz2jm (181) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is sweet. Almost cherry flavor. Nice red pour. Very delicious defiantly a sipper but drinkable. Glad I got to try this one.
emusche (47) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep copper red. Aroma is a blend of resin, malt, a hint of caramely sweetness, and *booze*. Taste is bitter burst of hops, but well-balanced; a lot of syrupy resin, and a lot of booze again. To me the hops seem to be missing that citrus/mango scent and taste so indicative of IPAs. Others have said it before and I have to agree: this is very much a barleywine to my palate. It’s not terrible at all, but it’s just not doing it for me.
mfhennig (127) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy reddish brown pour with a pale matching head. Nice lacing. Sweet malty aroma. Hope was more noticeable as it warmed. Taste is sweet, not nearly the bitterness I expected. Very smooth considering the ABV. This is the first IPA that was as thick and chewy as the best stouts. Overall, this is an outstanding brew, a bit pricey, but a good one time buy.
Mr_Abner (153) - Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a red amber color with a fine, off-white, one inch head. Smells of sweet malts, caramel malt, some alcohol. Tastes similar. Sweet. Caramel malts, some fruit, scant alcohol. Medium+ to full bodied, a touch syrupy, average carbonation. A medium bitterness builds in the finish, accompanying the sweet malty taste that lingers.
unclemike (2524) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper golden colored, foamy tan head. Hoppy aroma of course with notes of nut and spices. Sharp but still balanced. Fruity notes also and hints of chocolate. Extremely hoppy flavor. Thick, full and warming and extremely bitter and biding. Nutty, spicy and caramelly tones hiding behind the bitterness