alliance100 (375) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft - pours almost orange . Huge resiny fresh hop aromas . Grapefruit bitterness upfront followed by some floral hops . The finish is resiny and delicious . Awesome !
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hockeybeerguy (916) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes. Consumed fresh during its seasonal release.
The appearance had a beautiful light golden yellow colored body that gives a nice one finger white foamy head that lasts for a good minute before gently dieing into the body. Some nice spotty spiderweb lacing appears around the sides of the pint glass.
The smell had a sweet citric fruit up front backed up nicely by some piney hops.
The taste takes these flavors and combine a wet/fresh taste.
On the palate, it sat at/about a medium on the palate with nothing sharp on the tongue, very sessionable.
Overall, once again, another Founders beer that impressed me.
deaconmike (330) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle. Cloudy golden orange with offwhite head. Aroma is caramel malt and bread accompanied by citrusy (orange) hops. Nice bright, juicy hops in the taste with a healthy dose of caramel malt to balance. Finish is clean and bitter. Slick and oily mouthfeel with nice crisp carbonation. Overall, I enjoyed this beer, but perhaps a bit maltier than I prefer.
mojoman (135) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle; nose is full of floral aromas. Juicy/fruity explosion of flavor. Great hop utilization. Might be the best IPA I've had!!
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tectactoe (1179) - Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap: Vibrant, golden-yellow color with decent clarity, only a mild chill haze throughout. A small, white head stretches to a film & collar atop the brew. Aroma is hoppy as hell; very pure, pungent, dripping wet. Floral, weedy, like fresh cut grass with the dew still on it. Some citric peel notes in the back. Very "green" & fresh. Taste is the exact same way, delivering a lovely level of freshness that is noticeable with each sip. Wet, grassy, floral, weedy hops... Like sicking on a wet hop. A hint of white pepper & orange peel in the periphery, but this one is all about raw hop flavor. Lightly sticky, crispy finish. A very good IPA from Founders, showcasing hops in one of their purest forms.
rondphoto (1551) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Chief Market / Lima OH --- Hazy orange amber with a head that drops to 1/2", thin streaks of lace. Taste is light malt infused with citrus, especially orange, with the citrus turning hoppy at the end of the palate. It all moves very smoothly to a long lingering finish. In many ways, typical of the hoppy Founders offerings, but the orange-lemon makes it unique and enjoyable. A real winner.
coolfunnj (311) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
hop heavy nose of pine and citrus yeasty creal to balance..almost clear amber appearance with foamy pure white head plenty of lace down the side..taste citrusy with a nice caramel-ish background well balanced and very tasty..smooth palate dry finish..overall great flavor try it
jayzz (203) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful beer. Great mouth feel. Pours clear amber with White head and lacing. Taste is grapefruit with some sugar on top.
arnold931 (195) - Iowa, USA - APR 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Juicy, juicy, juicy! Pours straw color with a nice head. Nose is all citrus. Flavor is also great citrus. I can’t wait for hop harvest again.
Shinskyweiser (25) - - MAR 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy orange. Medium head that is stable. Smells floral with a grainy edge. Taste of pine and grapefruit. Bitterness is sharp and lingers. Has a sweet taste but finishes dry.
rumproasts (2589) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. pale amber with one finger head. mild malt body and awesome hops. very flavorful blend of citrus and pine with a big bitter kick. excellent ipa.