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RATINGS: 882   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2008
Pours a crisp yellow-golden color with a large soapy head that leaves lots of lacing as it recedes. Big citrus aroma - Pineapple, grapefruit, with some grassy hop and floral undertones. Taste is smooth, with a hint of bitterness - pineapple, floral hops, with some grassy bitterness. Very Hopslam-esque. Founders and Bells have a love affair?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2008
12oz bottle, from Chuck’s amazingly drinkable aroma is hoppy and tastes great... seriously this is dangerous. a 4pk could easily fall in a night.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 26, 2008
12 oz bottle from Sprinkle - thanks Mike! Hazy gold with a huge white head that descends rockily. Very peachy hop nose, a bit floral, leafy. Flavor is fruity yet bitter, peach and star fruit with a resiny bite. Drier than expected, tasty as hell. Nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdaglow (41) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Big citrus hop aroma. Cloudy gold color. Hoppy, grassy, and a small amount of sweat. The finish is strange it almost make it hard to swallow. It’s alomst like my mouth doesn’t want to let go of the hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckiní hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2008
I’m a big fan of this beer for its drinkability and complexity. This is perfect autumn beer. Pours a golden yellow with an impressively fluffy white head that lingers for quite some time. Aroma is big hops, with citrus hop taking over, almost of sweet orange rind. Flavor is crisp and bitter, but impressively clean. Floral hop clings to the palate with a perfect amount of bitterness that makes you look forward to the next sip.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2008
Gorgeous cloudy gold. Frothy head that settled into a thin white layer. Perfect amount of hops that balances well with a slight sweetness. Very pleasant to drink. Nice to have a high quality IPA at a 6.5% ABV instead of some of the 9% premium IPA’s. Founders continues to produce outstanding offereings..

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Pours opaque golden with a bit of brown. Huge, frothy egg shell colored head. The nose is very piny and citrus hop with substantial sweetness. The head takes 5 minutes to dissipate so I can take a drink, and then the flavor follows the aroma influences. More of a IIPA in nose and flavor. Subtle malt present.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Bottle. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is floral hops, little citrus, pine notes. Flavor is of pine, sweet flowers, slight bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Bottle, pours a clear gold with a thick white head. Another solid beer from Founders. Nice hop aroma of grapefruit, and floral hops. Nice bitterness, mainly floral hops. Good stuff, I still like Alpha King more though.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2009 Wow, this beer is fantastic. The most aromatic hoppy beer ever, save for Bellís Hopslam. It is among the only beer that uses 100% floral hoppiness. Not even a single tinge of citrus, of pine, or of soap. This one is all nectar producing flowers. Very spectacular. It really tastes like a world class IPA to me, even though it is labeled as an APA, but with the 6.5% abv, it definitely is a IPA. Canít go wrong with this stuff, IF YOU HAVE THE MONEY!


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