freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Pours yellow orange with small white head. Aroma is floral, resinous, pineapple. The taste is full with a crisp hop bite that starts smooth floral and grainy and finishes gruff slightly oily and piney with some citrus. Despite the strong finish I keep wanting another sip. Very enjoyable, very hoppy. Patrickctenchi (6630) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Pours a persimmon/amber with a small off-white head.
Nose is very floral....orange as it warms’
Taste is Very hoppy...pine, grapefruit.....bitter, yet still light and sharp’
Just a tiny bit of alcohol shows at the back of the throat.....
Very good. backdaft (286) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2013 Pours a clear copperish brown. Has a nice head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aromas of grapefruit and piney hops abound. A serious blast of hops followed by a fairly sweet malt presence here. Moderate bitterness and mouthfeel with a touch of alcohol. Nice, but not a favorite. bconch (428) - - MAR 13, 2012
From old notes. Orange pour with nice, crisp citrus nose. Taste is a beautiful hop bomb that is really well balanced with just enough malts. Great IPA. jhgrantjr (473) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Before trying some of the California IPAs, this was my favorite. The aroma is floral, with a specific citrus smell. It has a clear golden orange color with a consistent head. The taste is very smooth, with sweet/bitter mix. very balanced beer.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 10/4/2011. Served on tap in a pint glass at Primebar.
My pour arrives full to the brim of a pint glass, leaving almost no room for any head. A small white foam cap sits on top of a hazy orange amber beer. A bit of lacing manages to stick to the glass on the way down.
The nose is very focused on the Centennial hops. Full grapefruit and pineapple are the dominant fruit notes with a lightly floral flourish in the background. The malt aroma is grainy with some caramel sweetness.
The flavor stays fairly consistent through each sip. Caramelized grapefruit and pineapple are sprinkled with orange zest, all the while a malt presence tries to keep order. Although the start has a quick citric bitter shock, overall that sensation fades and this is not overly bitter. That might be my palate being totally accustomed to hop bombs at this point, though.
This has a very balanced and easy to drink feel to it. A pleasant carbonation is slightly crisp and slightly creamy. There is a slight acidity the flavor as well as a nice hoppy bitterness and corresponding residue. Fuller than medium bodied for a regular IPA.
This is a solid effort, but it just does not compare to one of my favorite beers that also only uses Centennial - Bell’s Two Hearted. mcmisko (358) - New York, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Pours a golden orange color, with small white head. Smells floral and a little fruity. Taste solid with golden and caramel malts, some apple, and a dry hop finish. Feels and taste very balanced. This is very enjoyable and well done. Seems like an IPA that could be called a "standard". Christian (13685) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2012
Hazy amber with tiny particles floating. Lasting off-white head. Citrus hoppy aroma with a touch of sweet caramel. Sweetish flavour with citrus, especially grapefruit peel. UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
a: light brown/amber color with slight off white head that reduces into medium lacing and rings around glass
s: citrus hop aroma dominate the smell
t: Nice citrus hop profile well balanced by a strong malt backbone. Very enjoyable
m&d: medium bodied, slightly chewy mouthfeel. good amount of carbonation this is a very nice IPA
TomTron (452) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Pours a clear copper with a soapy white head that sticks around. Aromas of some caramel malts and grassy hops. A good bit of malty sweetness in this one with some dry hoppiness and some bread. Very refreshing and not overly bitter but yet still true to the style. Founders can brew some good stuff.