Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
tdaglow (41) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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..
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - OCT 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is floral hops, little citrus, pine notes. Flavor is of pine, sweet flowers, slight bitterness.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2009
Wow, this beer is fantastic. The most aromatic hoppy beer ever, save for Bell’s 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. Can’t go wrong with this stuff, IF YOU HAVE THE MONEY!
alexsdad06 (7216) - Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Founders Harvest pours a hazy golden color with a large frothy head. Significant carbonation and sudsy lace. The aroma has moderate sweetness, grapefruit and pine hops and pale malt. The flavor is grapefruit and piney hops, fruity, moderately sweet and pale malt. The bitterness remains on the palate for a long time. Although not completely balanced, this is a solid brew.
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good offering from Founders. I would put this one right in between Centennial and Devil Dancer. Pours pale with a medium head. This one is all hops. Aroma and flavor both are full of flowers. Touches of pine and citrus, but the floral aspect is dominate. Notes of honey and spice. Slightly bitter, but not overly so. I wouldn’t call this a hop bomb by any stretch of the imagination, but stands on its own as a nice hoppy beer.