roborb (66) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served in a tulip from a 12 oz bottle.
This beer poured a nice golden pale color with a very nice white head. There is a considerable amount of lacing and it smells of citrus, pine and malt. The taste is a mirror image of the smell. The carbonation is medium for the style and very enjoyable. Another high class brew from Founders.
madvike (3106) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Pours a hazy, light orange with a small, frothy head that dissapates quickly. Smells of bread dough, malt, and oranges. Taste is malty and bready right off the bat, and then the hops take over and sit on the back of the tongue. Thereís a bit of lingering burn, but not too much. Medium bodied with pleasant carbonation. If this one had a better nose, Iíd like it even more. As it stands, a fine, fine beer.
biznizness (1140) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice double IPA. Not quite Hopslam. In fact, that was the first thing the guy said at the beer store. And Iím partial to 90 min. So, starting out, we know this is no better than #3. There are others that are better too. Itís good, but not like top 5. Top 10? Perhaps. Itís good, thatís for sure. Pret-ay, pret-ay good.
kjpcards (4) - , Kentucky, USA - MAR 17, 2009 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
my first 5. Got this beer at evergreen liquors in lou., KY. pours a true pale (actually almost more towards a golden) with a tight white head. aroma is floral, citrusy, and slightly malty. The citrus and floral characteristics come forward in the taste in the beginning, but the balance is pretty delicate for a IIPA with this much "hoppiness." The malt holds its own until the dry hop finish takes charge. Almost no detectable burn going down. Is this beer really 9.4%?? outstanding
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. I actually reallly like this one. Smooth, crisp, piney and floral hop flavors without any bitter bite. Very nice.
That1Guy (2061) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Honkeybra for this one. Crushed with Jakebra. Not as huge of a beer as I expected. Very smooth with some nice bitter hop presence, but I wanted to be knocked on my ass by it.
halfonit (1237) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
has a yellow/light gold color. Smells of intense sweet hops. A nice weed smell to this one. Tastes of hops with a little bit of a sweetish undertone. Has a nice bite in the end that makes this an overall pleasant experience.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I bought a single bottle instead of the normal 4 pack. I kind of wish I had bought the 4 pack, but this was a damn good Double IPA. Pours clear gold, with a thin white head. Awesome aroma of citrus hops. Nice bitter flavor. I liked it. Well done.
temporrari (389) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2012 Quite bitter. Somewhat piney maybe. Fairly dry, especially in the finish. ABV is hidden. Itís a really nice brew overall.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
February Houston Tasting. I think this is from kp, but I could be wrong...was pretty hammered at this point of the tasting. Hazy yellow pour with thin head. Hops, flowers and citrus on the nose....much the same on the flavor, with some decent bitterness on the finish. Easy to drink DIPA.