fishonmyplane (411) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2013 Not as overwhelmingly bitter as, say, Sierra Nevadaís Hoptimum. Founders goes for a more balanced approach. I mean, itís still pretty bitter and strong, but itís very drinkable for the style. Some quenching citrus notes in the finish. A little malty sweetness, which adds a mellowing effect. Pretty damn good if you ask me.
malkyore (165) - - 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 (131) - 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 (408) - 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 (167) - 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 (484) - - 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.
PigMine (27) - San Angelo, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2014 Its in a 4-pack, with date on bottle necks. Pours dark orange with a tangerine hue. This has a small, half-finger head that fades fairly fast. It has plenty of evenly dispensed particulate, if you inspect it closely in a clean, thin glass. It is not hazy, but it is not clear. It has a great aroma, lots of dry hopping and a healthy dose of malt to back it up. You wonít get a crushing west coast aroma, but it is typical Founders, malt-heavy with citrus and some very sweet malt. It hits the front of the mouth with a burst of bitterness, however the medium-full body evens that out very fast with a huge malt load and the sweetness that finishes all the way down. It does have a slightly bitter back-end, but that is well placed and helps break the sweet malt load. It finishes dry and has some minimal alcohol warming on the way down, but the alcohol is very well hidden. It is like the Devil Dancerís little brother. It is not a session brew, so dont plan on 6-8 of them. It is great, but will put a buzz on. Its not a blow-your-shoes-off Devil Dancer, but it is not a joke either.! Its a perfect Double IPA!
teemoney (19) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 23, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into tulip glass. Opaque straw color, with thin head. Smell is very fruity and malty(read as: awesome). Taste is a lot more bitter than it smells, with a lingering hoppy sharpness. Feel is good. Overall, a pretty solid brew.
mstrcrwly (243) - New York, USA - JUL 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass..yellow orange pour with fluffy white head..big citrus,hop aroma..hoppy,citrus taste with crisp bitterness..really good.
gururyan (589) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden orange with little head, nice aroma, taste is a bit oily and boozy but still pretty good...particularly for a 9.4%'er.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Aurelius (4059) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Consumed from the La Binchoise Tulip of Niftiness and Creepy Clowns. Almost clear, if not, maplewood color. Tight white head that coats the glass. Amusing label on a squat west coast 12 ozíer. Nice malty aroma -- honey, vanilla, citrus notes. Thereís a chance that Iím drinking this a little on the cool side so Iím going to take it slow. Resinous hops, stiff grapefruit notes while it was cooler. Pineapple sweetness and tongue-wringing hop bitterness. Malty in the high palate ABV is apparent, but masked pretty well. Intense trailing bitterness - especially on the sides of the tongue. Market Square Liquors.