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RATINGS: 910   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Very hazy yellow orange pour. Some sediment floating inside. Thick white head on top and lots of bubbles. Fresh hop aroma with lots of pine and citrus. Earthy and effervescent. Very bitter flavor dominated by piny hops. Lots of citrus fruit. Crisp and refreshing, though a bit too carbonated.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2009 Aroma of piney-citrus hops balanced by yeast. Amber-orange pour with a big frothy white head, leaving a nice lace. Flavor is coniferous hops and savory yeast, with light sour fruity elements, citrus, pineapple mango, caramel malts. Very quaffable, lively carbonation, nicely chalky on the finish. On multiple occasions, I can simply say this is my favorite IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - NOV 26, 2008
UPDATED: APR 11, 2009 Taste 11/8 Bottle. Looks: Active orange body with a thick white top. Aroma: I can smell hops with the popping of the top. Citrus Fruits, orange and pineapple, Caramel malt? Taste: Bright , effervescent and very fruity. Clean and very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (3537) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2008
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElDuderino (184) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2008
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (2970) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2008
[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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHANER4 (485) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2008
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6289) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2008
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2008
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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2008
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.


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