jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2005 Oh yeah. Sort of an amped up amber with a rye kick. Or maybe not. Nice body, good sweet malt backbone with balanced hops. Iím not familiar enough with rye to detect what it does exactly, but I like it. Thanks Crawfords!
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a cloudy copper red with an average size khaki head. Sharp pine and leather aromas. Flavor is lightly acidic at first. It has a slowly growing bitter feeling that rolls down your throat while a pine flavor rises up into your palate. Medium dry palate. Overall this is like a mild IPA.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was excellent. Am becoming very impressed with Founders. Had this on tap at The Blind Pig in Champaign, IL. Great beer place. Dark copper body under a frothy tan head. Nice lacing and animated bubbles. Aroma of fresh citrusy hops mingled with matly sweetness and a wisp of rye. Gentle carbonation and a strong body. The flavor was predominently hops and in the most pleasant of ways. Mixed in was the matly sweetness and the hints of rye, but the hops are what grab you and entice you into more and more. A refreshing, rewarding, thoroughly enjoyable beer that would go well with most foods, especially spicy food. Yes, this is definitely a keeper.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2008 (Tap) Pours an amber body with a descent off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit and florals. Mild hops flavor. Somewhat bitter.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Translucent red-amber w/ light brown foam. Big, grapefruit & pine nose w/ hints of caramel, biscuits & rye bread. Moderately sticky feel. Sweet caramel malt foundation supports a very hoppy, citrusy, spicy flavour. Long, very bitter finish.
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2006 Hazy amber with a small beige head. Floral hop aroma. Flavor of floral and citrus hops and sweet malt. Finish is dry.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, having not read the commercial description here or any previous ratings, I was not prepared for this hop assault. Actually, though, this is very solid all the way around. Great sweet, rich maltiness and a dryish graininess in the finish.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of strong citrus and pine, orange/amber, pours a small custard head. Flavour is layered with good hops and then fine malt. Nicely balanced, medium bodied. A terrific beer, that in a blind tasting Iíd think was an IPA?
Thank You wohlfs.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light red and hazy with lots of small floaters and little head. VERY strong floral, resinous and slightly grassy hop aroma. Big bodied and malty with caramel and strong hop flavor and a dryish finish. Somewhat winey in flavor. Interesting and somewhat challenging.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 5, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Of course it pours amber, but thats just the beginning. Wonderful full on floral hoppy nose and a good amount of head retention. Taste is hoppy as well with a nice balance. On the sweet side but not enough for ir to matter much.