OrthoDoc (144) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very distinct hop smell, somewhat faint- hard to categorize. Taste also very different and hard to compare. Thin mouth feel and clean finish. Pleasant beer but for the price didn't blow me away.
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weihenweizen (3013) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. squat brown bottle, bottled on September 30, 2015, poured into a glass. Hazy light orange with small white head. Aroma is herbal hops, medium body, medium/light carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is herbal hops and bitter finish.
thorongil2 (2207) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) clear bright yellow amber colour with a small beige head; creamy palatearoma of dankness, citrus; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish
STRIX918 (9) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours clear amber with large creamy white head that leaves little lacing. Smells mostly of piney hops with some citrus and malt in the background. Taste is also mostly piney hops, with some dry grapefruit and maltiness. I don’t get a lot of citrus or tropical flavor. Medium body and carbonation, not very oily or juicy, but with some piney resin. Very dry with nice bitter finish. Very good hop-forward IPA, but not one of my favorites.
wombat23 (516) - Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Straw in color with white head. Aroma: citrus. Taste: citrus, grapefruit, pine. Fairly bitter. Very fresh.
darbeer75 (391) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: fairly aggressive bitter hops; fruity notes, especially grapefruit; Appearance: light golden orange with frothy head that dissipates quickly; some lacing; Taste: dominated by hops; was hoping it would be a little more balanced and multidimensional; but very refreshing; Palate: medium body with average carbonation; long and bitter finish; very nice; Overall: not as impressive as other Founders brews that I’ve tried but still a great IPA; would buy again.
gururyan (715) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2016 Poured from chilled bottle into wet snifter with pinky held high. Golden orange in color with a citrus aroma reminiscent of tropical fruit bar. So chuggable it makes me wonder where they hid the ABV. Smooth and delicious with a pleasant, refreshing aftertaste. I’ll take another, keep them coming.
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kevinator (1850) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent citrus hop aroma. Grapefruit in color with a minimal head. Medium and crisp palate. Hop-forward bitterness that was refreshing not harsh. Earthy malt undertones.
Ron (3503) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A Golden pour with a good white head that decayed into spotty lacing. Continuous tiny bubbles. Aromas of citrus and grass, oily hops. Up front fresh hop flavors of a mix of Grapefruits and oranges, followed by a nice balance of sweet malts and bitterness. Crisp and mild dry bitter finish. Reminds me of the beer I wet hopped... well they do it a bit better than me. LOL
Jow (3313) - New York, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Fairly golden orange pour small white head. Nose is floral and bready and juicy hops. Tastes of grapefruit, florals, bready, resinous hops, some spice. Medium to thin body. Nice finish.