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RATINGS: 985   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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This liquid dream pours a hazy golden orange straw color with a large puffy white two-finger head. First sip of this beer rewards with a super juicy hop presence bursting with fresh orange and lemon citrus then continues to introduce toasted malt undertones.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (5759) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2009
12oz bottle. Hazy orange-yellow color. Big, lively head. Bitter astringent hop aroma, serious grapefruit. Bitter and full of flavor, but whereas most hop-bombs leave you with a syrupy aftertaste, this one is incredibly light and refreshing. Fresh Hop is one of my favorite styles, and this is an interesting variation, not as in your face and earthy as most. Excellent IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3535) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2009
12 oz bottle
As the price of singles gets higher I have become a bit more picky in what I will try. This being a Founders release I had no problems pulling the trigger. They have a solid IPA though I didnít enjoy it as much as some seem to have. Given the choice there are a few locals that ranks just as highly in my book for less money.

Aroma / Appearance - The huge pillowy head softened the appearance of the opaque cloudy body. Mandarin oranges, grapefruit rinds, and honeydew melon gave it a citrus kick with some fresh roses thrown in for good measure.

Flavor / Palate - Bitter rose petals, lemon zest, and crumbs of rye toast create a dry and only slightly harsh impression on the tongue. The aftertaste is almost like Vegemite but more appealing because you know that it is desirable here. This is one to drink ASAP; I can see it sliding fast if it gets too much age.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - APR 9, 2009
pours bright yellow with fairly large white head. aroma is citrus, some floral hops and a little pine. drinks with tons of grapefruit and pine. finishes crisp and bright with a slight lingering citrus after taste. great harvest

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 9, 2009
UPDATED: APR 17, 2009 12 oz bottle. pours golden with a Big white foamy head. grass, citrus, aroma. creamy mouthfeel. Let this beer warm up a little and it will be quite a treat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - APR 8, 2009
Excellent beer. Nice fresh hop flavors and juicy oily creamy body. Nice citrus and pine hops. Toffee taste and some mellow spice bite that is very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2009
Bottle thanks to nearbeer. Pale golden yellow with a puffy creamy rocky white head with sticky lacing. Big citrus grapefruit and pine hops aroma. Taste is big herbal fresh hops, pine, spruce, peppery, some hidden citrus over a light caramel body.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
41cubs (250) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2009
You must let this beer warm up to really enjoy the delicate nature of it, if not, it comes across as a very simple, clumsy hop smack in the grill. Smell is of lemon pepper, sourdough, and bittering hops. Looks like a golden hazy pilsner. Flavor is more lemon bite with an earthier hop than in the aroma but still a tad bitter. Mouthfeel is quite rich but not at all sticky, very clean with subtle carbonation. This is like Ruinations little cousin without the sticky sweetness at the end. 2008 12oz.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
smetrick (21) - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2009
12 oz bottle. Not sure I would call this an IPA- it is rather blond looking, and not quite as bitter as others claiming to be IPAs. I really love this brewer. Being a fan of hops, I loved the fresh, floral, citrus nose, and the luscious, persistent, sticky, sweet hops. It was absolutely delightful- a very fresh interpretation with lots of volatile flavors. I imagine you should drink this one young. Outstanding!!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - MAR 30, 2009
airy wet head, like over steamed milk. apple juice color. clean grass pine and water nose: light sweet biscut and maple. smooth drinkable and ballance creamy hops. nice bitter finish an apa...no?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 26, 2009
12 oz bottle courtesy of awiseman01. Pours a straw yellow with an orange tone. Loads of frothy off white head. Fresh hop to the nose with a grapefruit core. Flavors are light sweet pineapple and a soapy/earthy flavor. Mouth is crisp but a little sticky in the finish. Not a big fan of the one of the hops in there Iím not a big fan of. I have yet to identify which it is. Still a good IPA.


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