thegreenrooster (3423) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a cloudy yellow with a large white head. Aroma is all things hops with a bit of cirtus and pine hops. Flavor is plenty hopped with a nice grapefruit and finsihes very bitter with some pine left on the tounge.
ElDuderino (183) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice translucent mustardish color with a soft white head that leaves behind some thin lacing. The smell is bright and crisp, and cold smelling (if that’s possibly). This beer melts on your palate. For how hoppy and piney the flavor, the body is like butter on your tongue. Typical notes of grapefruit, lots of citrus peel, and really heavy pine needles. I almost pick up a leafy fall note on the back side. The flavor really has a lot of staying power. Very nice balance and flavor profile.
NachlamSie (2903) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[November 15, 2008]
Bottle shared with Tronraner and Muenster.
Pours cloudy yellow with a white head. Smell=hops. Hell yeah, this is what I’m talking about. The nose is floral and citrusy with hints of pine. The aroma is grossly strong and well defined. The mouthfeel is light and not very malty, just provides a tame generic sweetness to let the hop glory flex its might. I found less citrus in the flavor and more hay-like bitterness with herbal complexity. Founders has made yet another very assertive and very good beer.
SHANER4 (483) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2009 12 oz. bottle - Poured hazy golden color with thick white head. Aroma is beautiful bouqet of hops Taste is citrusy, piney and bitter. A well crafted brew by a fine brewer.
TheAlum (6146) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from a 4 pack from Binny’s (Orland Park, IL). Highly hazed (almost opaque) butterscotch with an enormous offwhite cakey head. Aromas are powerful, large citrus grapefruit nose with some resinous pine character. Laces extraordinarily well. Taste is a bit more muted, citrus and floral, pine, carmel malts balance well. Nice bitter hoppy finish. Very nice.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, from Capone’s (Norristown, PA). Pours clear golden, capped with a large, frothy white head. Crisp grapefruit hop aroma, with some grassy notes, and a minimal amount of malt in the background. Flavor begins with caramel malt for an instant, then grapefruity and earthy hops hit the palate. The hops are not overly aggressive, and stick around for a lengthy finish. Decent example of the style.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured a cloudy gold color with a huge white head. Aroma of citrus and a bit of malt. Flavor was fairly balanced with a good malt backing. Finish was a bitter grassy flavor. Medium body with strong carbonation and a crisp mouthfeel.
Dogbrick (9109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew pours a lightly hazed pale straw color with a thick and foamy white head that recedes slowly. Sticky patches of lace on the glass. Sweet oranges and hops in the nose plus a touch of earthy malt. Medium-bodied with a moderately hoppy flavor along with a strong undercurrent of citrus and grainy malt. The finish is resiny hops with a lingering grassy hops aftertaste. Solid all around.
That1Guy (2025) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Honkeybra for this brew. Monster head. Great citrus and floral and spicy hop aroma. Flavor isn’t quite there. Aroma is the best part of it, but it’s very drinkable and yummy. Founder’s kicks ass.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2009 ****Rerate**** Not sure if this is a fresher batch, or just better, but I’m bumping it up to a 4.0 from the original 3.8. Juicy citrus abound in the bottle I’m drinking now. Fantastic IPA!
12oz bottles courtesy of fiver29 and StFun. Pours a cloudy hefe peach color with a huge 4 finger foamy white head, but only spotty lacing. Nose is all floral hops. Taste is floral and sweet citrus hops with some malt in the background and a light resin finish. Medium creamy mouth feel. Delicious – thanks guys!