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RATINGS: 843   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bellatts (3) - Canfield, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2009 does not count
not surprised that founders has outdone them selves again. Beautiful floral aromas, and a hint of toasty vanilla, and citrus on the palate

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Vav (13) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2008
RE-RATE: I loved this last year, and searched frantically for it this year. Boy was i rewarded. It seems they changed the hops this time. Perhaps a bit subjective, but this is my favorite beer. Released around my birthday, so there you go. Bottle out of a 4 pack. Pours a very pale yellow/gold, with a huge head. Excellent lacing lasts the entire way down. Aroma is huge of lemon, grass, mango, peach, yeast, and a hint of apple. The first sip explodes with that grassy wet hop character, then tightens as you pucker at the 70 IBUs. Flavors of lemon meringue, peach, and yeasty-tartness smacks your tongue, followed by an almost copper penny-tinged sweetness. Finish isnt as bone dry as one might suspect, with a soft chill on the sides of the tongue. Absolutely first class, this is my favorite beer, hands down.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
smetrick (21) - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2009
12 oz bottle. Not sure I would call this an IPA- it is rather blond looking, and not quite as bitter as others claiming to be IPAs. I really love this brewer. Being a fan of hops, I loved the fresh, floral, citrus nose, and the luscious, persistent, sticky, sweet hops. It was absolutely delightful- a very fresh interpretation with lots of volatile flavors. I imagine you should drink this one young. Outstanding!!!

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ricksterdu (39) - - OCT 25, 2013
Spot on Glad founders got this one right. Wet hopped and delicious. The alcohol content is masked well. I was buzzed up off of 2 beers. Price is right for $11.99 for 4 beers. Screw 3 floyds broodoo 22 oz for 9.99 This is better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bigrond (1480) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2008
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.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint. Mostly clear light orange-yellow with moderate white head which leaves nice lacing lines. Much lighter beer than I expected. Exceedingly strong grapefruit smell, with some other citrus notes (and perhaps pine) buried beneath. The smell is quite simply hops personified, and is by far the freshest beer I have ever smelled. Exceedingly citrusy with grapefruit, orange and lemon all present. Slightly sweet toasted malts are attempting to come forward and only halfway succeeding. The bitterness is persistent and remains long after each sip. While fantastic, almost too much grapefruit for me; needs a titch more balance. What am I saying, screw balance. Moderate carbonation, relatively light body but somewhat oily from the hops, mouth suckingly dry. Despite the bitterness, the fantastic juicy hop profile and dryness will not let me stop drinking. It also helps that I smell such fantastic hops every time I lift the glass.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chucklemation (507) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Copper color with a white foam head. Smells citrus. Taste is citrus with some bitter hops. Beer is incredibly smooth. An amazing IPA.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jstraw (1928) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2009 Hazy orange-gold with good, creamy white head / Nose of fresh pine, orange, pineapple, and cream / Medium body, creamy with balanced malts and hops and good, sharp finish / Flavors of pine, weed, pineapple, orange, lemon, and cream / Great stuff.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2009 12 oz bottle from Princeton’s. Light golden color, thick foamy white head. Very nice lacing. Wonderful floral hoppy aroma. Sweet, citrus flavor with a nice hoppy bite and a slightly bitter finish. The "juicy hop presence" in the commercial description is a good way to put it. Excellent beer.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
iugrad93 (266) - Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Pours a beautiful golden color with hints of orange. Tons of lacing. Aromas of wonderful citrus, grapefruit, oranges, and notes of fresh cut grass. Taste is wonderful hops with medium bitterness, light sweetness. Palate is slightly creamy, nice dry finish. Overall, this is one delicious beer. This ranks up with there with my favorites.


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