MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle shared by Someister- thanks! Nice, big DIPA- pine, fruit medley, a bit of honey & malt. Mostly bitter, though, which is a nice surprise at 86 IBUís.
airrick2003 (450) - Louisiana, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: pours with a small white head, the beer has a very slight haze to it, golden in color
Aroma: faint grass, biscuit, pretty faint, citrus
Taste: very bitter throughout, basically a hop bomb, has some alcohol coming thru but not bad for the abv, citrus is there
Palate: lively carbonation, bitter aftertaste, lighter mouthfeel
Overall: this is a bitterness bomb, the malt is hidden away and you really get the hops front and center, could use more hop flavors besides the bitterness, still a very good beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
SamP01 (547) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper amber with a thin white head. Aroma is floral citrus hops, some grapefruit with a pungent notes, some orange marmalade as well. Taste is sweet caramel malt followed by some citrus fruity notes, grapefruit and earthy hops. Palate is a medium to full body, smooth goes down easy, good carbonation. Finish is a combination of sweet bitter caramel malt, fruity and some lingering earthy grapefruit pungent, tangy hops. Alcohol seems well behaved. Overall a very good, full flavored, easy on the palate DIPA
floydslip (162) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange beer with a thin white head that disappears quickly. Hoppy nose of grapefruit pith, pine resin, and floral notes. Flavor is a more powerful version of the same--super hoppy with a resinous aftertaste that lingers. Solid effort from Founders, but with so many IPAs out there these days, only the truly exceptional distinguish themselves anymore, and this is not one of them.
jflopsu (505) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear gold with light white head. A citrus and floral hop aroma. Taste is starts with sweet malt and citrus hops, some floral, and a pine taste. A nice bitter aftertaste from the hops.
Luvystypotables (560) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of dried fruit and citrus. Caramel color with out much of a head. Taste of malt and hops, traces of fruit. Oily feel with a fairly bitter finish.
malkyore (167) - - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is pretty good I like it more than most of the other founders ipas. I like the hoppiness but itís a little generic for something that comes in a 4 pack...
Barnoloid (140) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a dank, resiny, oily slick double IPA. Big malt on the front end with a bitter, bitter finish. An enjoyable beer, but at 9%+ taking down more than one would be a struggle.
Jabic (410) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ar: Resin and lemon - rose, perfume - clean cracker malt.
Ap: Pale orange, clear - medium white head with good retention, leaves a thick foam cap.
T: Clean malt sweetness, grainy - grapefruit and orange - lemon and pine - resin - high bitterness, very clean - rosy, clean alcohol - a little mossy - finish is pine, clean malt, warming alcohol, and lingering bitterness.
P: Medium body with high carbonation - finish is dry.
O: Solid 2XIPA - malt is clean and light, showcases the hops - nice blend of floral, piney, and citrus flavors.
Dal9000 (168) - Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden amber with thin head. Immediate taste of malt followed 2 seconds later of earthy hops that stay with you long long after you swallow. Then the hops actually build when you swallow again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy
Mark_Eck (518) - - JUL 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Founders. Pours a clear yellowish gold. Aroma and taste are citrus and some grapefruit.