bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2008 Best IPA ever, hands down. I loved the brew, if your an IPA fan, then you owe it to yourself to try this one.
dmac (4958) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from EZ Liquors. Pours with a golden nectar colored body and a huge frothy white head. Aroma of fresh hops..wet bread..citrus rinds and rotting oranges. Medium bodied with strong carbonation and a very dry bitter finish. Flavor was weak with grapefruit rind and grain. I just really didnt care for this one. The palate was throwing the flavor off or it might have been the flavor throwing off the palate either way...meh.
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to my man Gabe. Poured a nice orange color with big old head. Aroma is citrus, and hops. Taste is hoppy, with a bitter end. NIce carbonation. Very drinkable and enjoyable.
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright gold pour, good sized white head. Rather bubbly looking. Smell of grass, grain, hop pine. Mouthfeel is nice and not overly carbonated. Solid citrus, pine, with some malt and biscuit that makes this a pleasant surprise. Very solid, crisp and refreshing. Where was this when I finished mowing the lawn this summer? I think this would be better as a Spring release named something else.
TURDFERGUSON (4027) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2010 2010 batch. Re-rate. Glowing clear and bright orange amber with a nice sized whit head. Bursting hop nose of tropical fruits, citrus, pine. Very delicious semi-sweet, moderately bitter flavor. Great balance. Much better after youíve had two of them. I donít mean that to say that Iím drunk and thatís why it tastes better. But that it takes a few good sized samples to really grasp what a beer is all about. This beer is all about goodness. I need another 4 pack. I donít do that averaging old rating with new rating bullshit. This is the best pale ale iíve had from founders. yum.
================================================ batch. Man, this was definitely a hot item at my local bottle shop. Wish I could have gotten more for trading purposes. Pours a a glowing orange with a small white head. Nose of wet hops. piney and citrus. Flavor of fresh hops, but a bit watered down in the palate even when fresh. Pretty good ipa, but honestly, i was expecting more.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Pours a pale yellow with a huge white head. Nose is of pine hops and caramel malt. Taste is like the nose with pine and citrus with caramel malt. Mouthfeel is medium and clean with carbonation. Not enough bitterness. Reminded me of Alpha King and Two-Hearted Ales.
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma of hops hit me as soon as I opened the bottle. Very carbonated with sizeable head. Unfiltered and almost orange in color. Strong citrus hop taste and a hint of pine at the finish. I am little surprised this is only an IPA and not a double IPA. Maybe a little too much carbonation, but still a winner.
Lowe1983 (1397) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy golden color with a white head. Aroma is resin, pine and citrus hops, and caramel malts. Flavor is of fresh citrus and pine hops with some caramel malts. Finishes bitter with a lingering flavor.
nearbeer (4386) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. Hazy, deep golden with an annoyingly large and persistent head, even with three separate and soft pours. Aroma of spruce, resin, caramel and citrus. Tastes of caramel, grapefruit, resin, cumin and citrus peel. Light-medium body is tingly, dry and too fizzy.
stoutbiiliards (17) - Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Hazy Golden color with a white head. Hops and some yeasty aroma. Flavor is Hoppy, citrus, some yeast and bitter finish. A lot of carbonation. Not a bad beer something different for the season.