Silphium (3156) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Founders. Had the Devil Dancer I3PA a few weeks ago and this is hard to differentiate from that beer. Clear orange-brown body, thin cream-colored head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is light (because the beer is served so cold), but bitter piney/grapefruity hops are apparent. Extremely hoppy flavor of pine and grapefruit skin, interplaying with the caramely sweet malt body to create a candy-like fruity flavor bordering on artificial cherry. Medium-thick bodied, leaving a bitter finish. Quite good. Alcohol isn’t as apparent as it is in Devil Dancer but otherwise the beers are similar beasts.
jsquire (3308) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the ’04 Michigan Brewers’ Guild Summer Beer Festival. Deep orange/amber color with a thin yellowish head and a pineapple hop nose. Caramel toffee sweetness with a smooth hop resin/grapefruit flavor. Lingering orange rind bitterness with a noticable hop burn on the tongue.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beefed up version of the Centennial. Very sweet, but not to the point of cloying. Dark, dark amber color. Not overly carbonated. Alcohol well concealed. Hoppy. Yet another delicious offering from Founders.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
GABF '03. Nice copper color with decent tan head. Nice floral aromas. Citrus and hops dominate. Very strong alcohol is not masked enough to compare this with any of the great Imperials I have had.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 24, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
GABF '03 Big IPA here,full of hoppy bitterness, and warming alcohol.Well balanced.
GregClow (2806) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
MIBG Fest: Served under the name Double IPA, but the description seems to match pretty closely to what I had, so I assume they are the same beer (or close enough that creating another in the database would be a waste). Red-amber colour with a creamy orange-citrus aroma. Big, well-balance flavours of malt and hops and a pleasant boozy warmth in the finish. A beer this big and hoppy could easily fly off the handle, but this one is right on the mark.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mine was a double IPA at 9% abv, on tap at the brewery. Beautiful reddish brown and heavy! Nice strong bitter and sweet aroma. Big Centennial (?) action - big burn, nice! On handpump occasionally at the bar (oh, I wish!). Plans for a 3X IPA.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice dark copper with a nice citrus hop aroma. definately hoppy, but malts balance it nicely, alcohol start to show up midway, creating a pleasant warming sensation. Not a huge fan of their IPA so I wasn't really expecting much, but color me impressed, I really liked this beer.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark orange appearance. Citrusy hops and fruit in the aroma. Body has virtually the same tastes as the IPA but is much smoother and has a greater hop bite. I suspect that the drinkability of this IPA was due to a large amount of malt, the large ABV didn’t make an unpleasant appearance either. Nicely balanced and big IPA.
Ale Boy99 (19) - Twin Lake, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very high alcohol IPA, nice hops flavor when first swallowed, followed by a hint of alcohol. Hoppiest beer here.