Ughsmash (6973) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured lighter coppery-golden with a short dusting of off-white head. The aroma picked up deeper floral, cat pee, and rich grapefruit hoppage over caramel and citrus meat.. hops really stood out. The flavor had caramel and some fruity meat again at the core, with the hops leading again (resiny grapefruit, floral, and piney).. finished spicy, bitter, and warm with more floral and citrus. Medium-bodied with moderate rolling carbonation.. spicy and warm throughout with very nice balance. Good one.
MrBunn (2374) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a light orange color with a small head. Aromas are absolutely loaded with hops... amazing mix of citrus and evergreen. Flavor has a wicked sharp edge to it... almost like eating pine needles or something. Unabashedly hoppy but there is a thickness to it that goes nicely with all those hops. Sweetness from the malt shines through every now and again (maybe it just happens when my tastebuds are dizzy and worn out from all the hops... momentarily shutting down. Anyhow, at first I thought the hops was just too much... now, about half way through a glass I canít get enough.
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iím going to start off by saying that this beer unbelievable. But that can go many different ways. It could have been the best beer ever, but itís not. Itís aroma is fantastic, it smells liike a hop field. The appearance is an amazing golden amber with an offwhite head. And then thereís the flavor. Itís basically ALL hops. I know all these other beers like Hopslam and 90 minute IPA say there all hops, etc. but they are very well balanced with hops and malt to the point where it makes a fantastic, memorable brew. That is where this fails. It really is just all hops. No citrusy, sweet goodness to speak of. sorry for the long rating, I just needed to get that off my chest. And Iím kinda buzzed from all this beer. Cheers!
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours a cloudy orange amber with a minimal white head. Some malty sweetness in the nose, along with plenty of hop, orange and grapefruit. Crisp hop flavor that is somewhat peppery and a bite in the finish. World class.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Walked into my local store, and hooray, new Founderís today! This is kind of a pumped up Centenial IPA. Pours a clear golden color with short head and very nice lacing. Aroma is citrus peel and sweet bright fruit (tropical). Perfect body for the flavor, not too thick. Flavor is sweet at first, reminds me of clementines and pineapples, followed by some bright hops and a nice lingering finish. Why only a 4 pack?
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
golden yellow, very low srm for an ipa, which is nice. mild head and mild carbonation. piney and citrusy hop nose. spicy hop flavor with definite centennial usage, wondering if they through any rye in here. not much malt character but alcohol adds some depth. very good hop flavor. good and interesting brew
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear copper pour - small head- aroma is strong citrus, grapefruit, mouthfeel was carbonated - taste is very hoppy and full of citrus - very nice.
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2009 Out of the bottle. So glad they bottled this. Pours a dark straw color with a nice white head. Aroma is great, grapefruit and pine, huge citrus notes. Flavor cuts right to the hops, a little grassy, but not too much. Resinous hops for sure with a bitter finish. Very hop forward and delicious. One of the best new DIPAís I have tried in awhile.
Re-rate: had this on tap at the brewery. Huge grapefruit notes and super fresh. It was really nice. What I wouldnít give to have this tapped all the time.
Re-rate: Just tried a super fresh batch at Founders over the weekend. Apparently it was a small batch they did out of season. The aroma was incredible, huge grapefruit, pine and citrus. The taste was super fresh too. I bumped it up a few points. Really one of the freshest and most appetizing DIPAís I have had in awhile.
halidomide (2) - , Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2009 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
this is simply one of the most gorgeous IPAís ever made! The aroma is beautiful. I literally smelled it for five minutes before I even drank it. All I could say was "wow"!
Lowe1983 (1322) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is dominate of citrus and pine hops, and some caramel hops. Resiny flavor with the citrus and pine hops. Pretty decent bitter finish. Lingering bitter finish. Nice balance.