timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright gold pour, good sized white head. Rather bubbly looking. Smell of grass, grain, hop pine. Mouthfeel is nice and not overly carbonated. Solid citrus, pine, with some malt and biscuit that makes this a pleasant surprise. Very solid, crisp and refreshing. Where was this when I finished mowing the lawn this summer? I think this would be better as a Spring release named something else.
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to my man Gabe. Poured a nice orange color with big old head. Aroma is citrus, and hops. Taste is hoppy, with a bitter end. NIce carbonation. Very drinkable and enjoyable.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2008 Best IPA ever, hands down. I loved the brew, if your an IPA fan, then you owe it to yourself to try this one.
TURDFERGUSON (4017) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2010 2010 batch. Re-rate. Glowing clear and bright orange amber with a nice sized whit head. Bursting hop nose of tropical fruits, citrus, pine. Very delicious semi-sweet, moderately bitter flavor. Great balance. Much better after youíve had two of them. I donít mean that to say that Iím drunk and thatís why it tastes better. But that it takes a few good sized samples to really grasp what a beer is all about. This beer is all about goodness. I need another 4 pack. I donít do that averaging old rating with new rating bullshit. This is the best pale ale iíve had from founders. yum.
================================================ batch. Man, this was definitely a hot item at my local bottle shop. Wish I could have gotten more for trading purposes. Pours a a glowing orange with a small white head. Nose of wet hops. piney and citrus. Flavor of fresh hops, but a bit watered down in the palate even when fresh. Pretty good ipa, but honestly, i was expecting more.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Light orante in color with a very big off white head, very active carbonation. Aroma of citrus hops, maybe getting a little past it’s prime. Taste is hoppy- citrus, but they are getting a bit dull. Body is light to medium, with aggressive carbonation on the palate.
GMCC2181 (1553) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 9, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2010 Bottle from stfun and notch thanks guys. Nice head, orange in color. Little grapefruit in the aroma plus some other hops. Taste is very drinkable. Nice balance between the hops and malt. Classic IPA taste. Crisp and clean. Average carbonation level. Nice expample of what an IPA should taste like. Thanks fellows.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh 2008 bottle. Pours a hazy, glowing, golden-orange amber color. A massive, foamy, off-white head settles slowly to a patchy, well-retained blanket. Random, cloud-like patches of lace mark the glass. Wow, does this thing ever smell fresh. Massive citrus hop notes infiltrate the nose, everything from grapefruit juice to orange zest, lemon rind and kaffir lime leaves. Thereís a very light, almost neutral, grainy background with just a hint of toffee sweetness, but make no mistake, this one is all about the wet hops. Flavors show more of the same, bold, fresh citrus hop notes dominating a lightly sweet, toffee and grain base. The mouthfeel is medium-full and balanced, finishing on the dry, resinous side. Thereís nothing fancy going on here, this brew is just tasty as hell and unapologetically hoppy, without being unbalanced. If this was local to me, Iíd buy it by the truckload after each harvest. Great beer.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Only short posts? Citrus, light fruit, very smooth hops. Good. A little over-carbonated.
malrubius (2069) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Pale orange with lasting fluffy white head.and lace. Fresh wet hop spicy citrus aroma. Very mild fruity apricot with fresh hop flavor and medium bitter bite with very dry finish. Medium body and carbo. Very drinkable and delicious.
thornecb (4781) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy golden amber into a shaker. Whipped cream head top hats rim and folds over. Orange zest and resin aromas. Full and syrupy caramel with crisp pine and resin from front to back. Well balanced.