Ibrew2or3 (6440) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours murky deep gold with dirty off white head. The aroma is lively with grapefruit and lemon mixing with mildly malty sweetness. The taste is just as lively and even more crisp and yummy with lemon, lime and grapefruit notes that are partially tempered with some sweet malts. In the background are nuances of yeast aiding to the sessionableness of the experience. Nice fresh crisp stuff that will go great in the heat this summer.
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served from a 22 oz bottle from OTM. The appearance is a pale white gold with a huge white foam head. The flavors and aromas are very similar. Nice yeasty tones, not overly Belgium but leaning in that direction. A nice light creamy citrus and some stone fruits. This is my first "white IPA" and I guess what they really are are hopped up wibier. The mouth is nicely creamy with just a kiss of bitter. Overall I enjoyed this brew. Excited to see the Founder’s label on a West Coast shelf, even if it is just a collaboration.
StephLJensen (15) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hazy yellow in color, poured out of a 22oz bottle. Looks like a white ale, super frothy, long lasting head. Nose is full of wheat and floral notes, lots of citrus. Flavor is very "white ale", lots of wheat and really good mouthfeel, full-bodied with hoppy bitterness on the finish. This beer was completely under the radar and I have not had one like it before.
bhensonb (10197) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from the Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dishwater orange gold with a 4 finger creamy white head. Primary aroma through the froth is yeast/spice. Sort of golden Belgian ale aroma. Near full bodied. There’s a lot of citrus hop, but if that’s taken out of the equation this starts earthy like a saison, but with a bit too much yeast/spice, and then that 50% NW hop aspect has to be dealt with. This is one really good beer. Yeast/spice into the finish, with a lot of hop riding along. Malt, yeah there’s a substantial backbone, but this is all about spice and hop. Brilliant effing ale.
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
preCBC tour on tap @the brewery-pours hazy yellow/gold with a tight white head and heavy lacing. Aroma is yeast, lemon, light malt. Taste is lemon/spice hops, yeast, light malt.
lightandrhythm (63) - - MAY 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wonderful balance of citrus and hop bitterness. Tangerine and tangy yeast bite the back of the tongue while soft grassy malt flavors layer the front of the mouth. Slightly cloudy, small soft lingering head.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
iowaherkeye (2684) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
13oz cask at green flash at the release. Bright yellow amber with 1 1/2 finger off-white cask head. Tangerine citrus and tropical fruit up front in the nose, some Belgian esters and just a little peppery spice. Granted, it is cask, but I thought the aroma would be stronger. Flavor follows suit, and, at first I thought the flavor was fairly muted, but once it warmed (it wasn’t served at cask temp) the flavors came forth better. Having trouble picking out any wheat what with the hops and esters. Finishes bone dry with bitterness at a 6. Low carb with a medium body. For whatever reason this seems all green flash with little founders to me. Maybe its because I’ve not had any Belgian styles from founders (with the exception of Blushing Monk). I prefer this to Stone Cali-Belgique. 7-4-8-4-16--3.9. Rerate at Pizza Port OB. Seems a bit muted again. Dropping off 0.2 points for today, with 0.1 off the overall.
JohnnyJ (4041) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at stone bistro. Hazy Orange pour, foamy white head. Lots of citrus, Belgian yeast evident in the nose, bitter finish, with some sweet fruit and spice from the yeast. Good. I’m not sure what "white" IPA is.
daknole (8329) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold/apricot pour, white head. Citrus hops and the belgain yeast shine in the nose. The flavor is hoppy, citrusy, good yeast notes and some good spice notes in the background. Good.
ChiefBeer12 (81) - Irvine, California, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Collaboration beer with Green Flash & Founders. Nose is hops, pine & some fruitiness. Appearance is Goldenrod color with white fizzy head and heavy lacing. Flavor has some white beer characteristics - fruitiness, slight cloves - and a strong hop finish into a moderate palate. Good hot weather beer.