happilysurly (10) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle.
Nose: tropical fruit, apricot
Appearance: cloudy, pale bronze
Taste: hops hops hops with malty body, I get the bitterness full on
Finish: BITTER, BUT IN A GOOD WAY
beerbaaron (378) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden, small wispy white head. Delicious aroma, hoppy, fruity, citrus, grapefruit, pine sweet, light caramel - very inviting. Full body with quite impactful mouth feel. Bigtime hops on the palate and very bitter but not harsh finish. good beer held back a bit, could use a little more balance
MarinEvelyn (131) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is mainly hops and citrus. Maybe a little earlthy, floral, and grapefruit in the background.
Tastes very hoppy and graprefuity. Smooth yet hoppy. Not too bitter of a finish.
Berta4519 (18) - New York, USA - MAY 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Juicy body. Not an overpowering hop but a perfect hop balance from start to finish
crajun (686) - , Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle courtesy of umich03jm. not a big fan; just a hop bomb to me. aroma was alcohol and slight fruit. taste wasnít balanced; hops started early and ended overly bitter with grapefruit and alcohol - this is why I donít understand ipaís?
novels (341) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very impressed with this DIPA from Founders. Extremely flavorful without being too sweet or overwhelmingly hopped, has a nice spicy bite on the finish that is juicy and floral. Try it!
Ericular (227) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very pale golden with average head that sticks around and good lacing. Aroma is fragrant, fruity hops with orange peel and pine. A good balance of bready, biscuity malts in the aroma as well, sometimes lost on the hop bombs. Taste is juicy citrus - orange up front, then into a solid malt backbone before drying out a little with a grapefruit and grassy finish. The bitter bite lasts, but fades to the perfect level, letting some of that rich malt back in. Awesomely balanced Imperial IPA here. Drinkable with not much alcohol showing.
BeerBeforeH20 (47) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lighter color than expected, almost yellowish with some gold hints to it. Aroma is big grapefruit and pine, with a subtle sweet notes. Tatse is citrusy hops with a honey sweetness to it, this beer has a very resiny, sticky mouthfeel. Overall very good, hides the ABV extremely well too...matches the quality I expect from founders.
RespertFTW (115) - - MAY 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Crystal clear golden rod color. Heavy hop grapefruit aroma. Great hoppy flower taste. Slightly bitter at finish. Very solid.
ansermadide (1198) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have to say, before anything else gets saidÖ this has a pretty creepy label. Now that I have that off my chest, letís get on with the good stuff. Extremely clear-bodied, it has a light orange, almost yellowish color hue and an off-white head. It smells thin, low on caramel malts and high on hops, yet still gorgeous in the nose with a touch of sweetness decorating an incredible hop profile. Itís crystal clean and divine. The hops in the aroma are herbal and plant-like, vaguely reminiscent of mint. Clean and powerful!
Itís just as thin in the mouth, with no malts obstructing the herbal, minty hop prowess of this beer. The finish is almost resinous, bitter (but modestly so) with that same herbal, plant-like character teaming up with alcohol to offer a really classy experience. The lips become sticky, with a feeling of what seems like hop resin and alcohol crystallizing on the lips. It really is a classy beer, respectable, powerful, and worth of your time. Donít dare drink this out of the bottle. Man, this is good.
RedCloud (121) - Rhode Island, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a lightly misty blond, with a finger-and-a-half of fairly white, thin-laced head. Smells of sweet cedar, juniper, herbs, and tropical nuts. Taste starts out with sweet malt and herbal hop acids, and begins to take on notes of brazil-nut, and even walnut. Finish is bitter, and lightly earthy/herbal. Mouthfeel is medium-to-full and slightly sticky. Carbonation is medium-to-high.