zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2013
(bottle - 750 ml) Golden pour with a fizzy white head. Aroma is a nice citrus hop note but then overpowered by a lovely bourbon sweetness. Flavor is much the same. Lots of bourbon with a mild hop bitterness coming underneath it. I love the bourbon flavor and it really blends well with a big DIPA. GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Golden yellow pour with an off-white head. Aroma is slight hops and vanilla. Taste is vanilla, hops, bourbon and oak. Smooth mouthfeel and a dry aftertaste from the oak. The hops are subdued by the barrel aging. The beer is so smooth and tasty, you don’t notice the 10% alc. Well layered-no flavors really dominate. They all just taste so well together. OK lacing. Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Pours bright amber orange with a smaller white head. Aroma brings a nice balance of bourbon and citrus hops. Flavor is similar, citrus hops as a backbone with smooth bourbon that has no heat to balance it out. Not vanilla, but more oak and booze. seymour (2057) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Tasted from corked brown bottle at The Bridge, thanks gregwilsonstl! It poured a copper colour with thick long-lasting beige foam. Very malty, very hoppy, more like their Centennial IPA than All Day IPA. Biscuity with a nice bittersweet balance, high alcohol but no harsh notes. Very faint hints of hardwood, vanilla, bourbon. Warming and smooth. Good but not great. mnmike (1086) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Shared a bottle of this with some coworkers. Hops are largely replaced with the boozy bourbon, but still good stuff.
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2013
P: Pours a hazy pale straw color with a massive milky head. Intricate lacing accumulates along the edges.
S: Sugary pound cake, butterscotch bourbon aroma, subtle whiffs of garlic bread. Complex hop aroma thst is hard to identify the type due to the sweet bourbon.
T/M: Sweet butterscotch bourbon, saltine crackers, herbal tea, toasted toffee, hints of pine resin, spices and a floral bouquet. Bitterness really overtakes the sweetness in the finish and leaves with a waxy feeling of just eaten carrots. Bourbon really shines once warm. Medium body with a moderate effervescence that really creates a great atmosphere for the palate.
O: Hands down the best Founders offering I have had. Bourbon is strong but the hops still shine through at the end. Great dryness and balance between bitter and sweet. Great beer that should be sought out. brokensail (16486) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle from Andy. Thanks! Orange pour with a white head. Interesting nose. The combination of pine, maple, grapefruit, oak, and bourbon clashes somewhat. Sweet caramel and some alcohol. There’s a nice hoppiness to the flavor. Good grapefruit and pine. Light alcohol, sweet maple syrup, vanilla, bourbon, and oak. A touch of grass and bitterness. gregwilsonstl (2536) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Pretty hoppy. Thin white head. This is what the kids call a hopbomb. Light body. Grape fruit rinds. chinchin (15) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Pours copper color with an off white head. Grapefruit hoppy aroma. Flavor is a blend of citrus, hops, vanilla, and candied bourbon. Boozy finish with a steady warming effect. Medium body that at times becomes creamy. Its good, but sitting at 10.4 ABV, this release from Founders is a brew to be taken seriously. barncatmatt (2286) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
750ml bottle shared by jsprime. light orange with a white head. aroma of lightly hopped bourbon. the flavour is like 1 part boubon, 3 parts water. where did the ipa go. the wood and vanilla completely take over and the finish is like chewing on an oak cube. overall this was pretty well executed for what it was but please stop barrel ageing IIPAs, it just doesnt need to be done.