libertine (146) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours amber with a thick white head.aroma is grapefruit,apricot,spruce with some carmel sweetness.flavor is grapefruit and pine which tripas have but has a nice balance of malty sweetness that comes afterwards and finishes with citrus peel.medium body,heavy carbonation and a long dry finish.alchohol is present but not heavy.very balanced and drinkable.was thinking the hops would be to much but the malt seems to be balance this beer very well.another fantastic founders product.
kdm1984 (445) - Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Don’t like the name of this. Saw it was a Founders triple IPA, though, so I got a bottle. Aroma of heavy, sweet malts with some floral qualities. Bitterness hits more in the aroma the more it sits. Orange-red appearance. Tightly bubbled head with even lacing, if not in huge amounts either way. Flavor follows the aroma’s suit - heavy malt at first, then a big bitterness explosion that sits on the tongue for a very long time. The bitterness is quite complex as well - grassy, herbal, and red amber-like sweetness. It’s almost like a triple amber ale, actually. An interesting and certainly flavorful beer that is obviously best tasted in small amounts due to the alcohol and hopping extremes.
JHeath99 (34) - - JUN 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours slightly red. Aroma of intense hops and alcohol. Nice lacing. Tastes of raisins. Very nice.
EricTeusink (195) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Asa’s Pre-Flight Tasting Beer #9. Did a vertical with a 2012 and a superfresh 2013. This rating is based on the 2013. Pours burnt orange with a white head. Scent is citrus. Big bite on the front end, but it is well balanced with a sweet finish. Bottle - Sherlock’s - Decatur, GA
deadCATAtlanta (30) - Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Did a linear tasting with a 2012 found at Laura Albert’s on Daniel Island, SC and the 2013 from Ale Yeah! Decatur, GA. The 2012 completely lost its hop flavor and produced a beer with no bite that was very sweet. The 2013 was hoppier then hell and spicy. 2 completely different beers.
TimsRatings (97) - - JUN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 12 oz bottle. (With any luck will be tasting on tap tomorrow.)
Amber with a finger of head that hung around for a while.
The most subtle 100+IBU I've tasted yet. Very interesting hoppy taste - subtle yet definitely THERE. aftertaste very fruity and enjoyable.
For a porter/stout lover, one of the best hoppy beers I've had yet.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
deaconmike (113) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle. Clear amber, offwhite head, and good lacing. Aroma is big caramel and bread; the hops are resin, grass, earthy. Less hops in the aroma than I was expecting, but picking up significant grapefruit hops in the taste. Its bitter, but not overly so - balanced by heavy caramel malts. The mouthfeel is heavy and chewy. Overall, pretty interesting beer; it’s 12% and although you know its in their, it’s relatively smooth drinking. Drink one if you can find it.
Cbuk1013 (148) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This really drinks like a classic barley wine. Nice sticky mouthfeel with some alcohol burn. Very good beer. Not sure it’s quite worth the money though.
ryanfolty (1464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
June 13, 2013 - bottle from AV3. Clear amber pour with nice head that lasted and lacing. Aroma was caramel, malt and a combo of piney, floral and earthy hops. Taste starts sticky sweet, then moves into an earthy and floral bitterness that lasts a while. Ended with a dry alcohol finish. Relatively smooth and thick and chewy. Bottled 5.30.13.
djroehler (175) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, 2013. Pour is clear golden, thin white head. Aroma is crazy grapefruit and citrus, tons of pine, sweet lemon, thick aroma. Taste is resin sticky pine, sweet lemon, grapefruit, apricot, orange peel, tropical. Body is medium, light carbonation, some alcohol.
Aarond (93) - Westlake, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. 2013. Has aroma of grapefruit, caramel, tropical fruit, bread, and booze. Appearance is copper, good clarity, almost no head. Taste is grapefruit, orange pith, caramel, toffee, and tropical fruit. Medium body with very low carbonation. Overall a complex brew that balances the bitterness very well. ABV well hid.