Shrews629 (193) - Kentucky, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Mix of amber, burnt orange and gold colors. A slightly off white head that was thick with a ton of bubbles. Well above average retention and lacing. The beer was cloudy due to its being unfiltered and some yellow highlights were hanging around at the bottom. Very fresh, floral hops jump right out in the nose at first. A ripe grapefruit citrus breezes in after a moment. Even picking out a dry cracker like aroma. Very well balanced and clean. Got a slight hint of a soapy smell. Just barely there. Strong grapefruit citrus burst through on the first gulp. Only a touch of alcohol follows. The bitterness is very prominent, but in a good way. A clean malty sweetness, maybe caramel, rounds out the flavor. Very good in my opinion. Medium mouthfeel. Dry and crisp. Covers the palate in a very thorough way, leaving a lot behind. A bit of alcohol "heat" makes the mouthfeel most enjoyable. A very good and enjoyable IPA. It’s easily drinkable and worth a try in my opinion. I could easily make a night out of this even with the higher ABV. Probably couldn’t do this two nights in a row, but definitely a brew I wouldn’t turn down if it was offered. Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Nice beer but the head was a little explosive. Well balanced malt with hops giving it an easy drinking experience. No lingering aftertaste. Aroma is of some sweet malt with citrus hops coming through at the end. dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Clean pour into my snifter glass. Nice oily lacing left behind around the rim. Sort of lighter in color then I was expecting, but still a good looking color. Has a very hoppy/citrus aroma, same with the flavor. Hops hit the palate first quickly followed by the malt backing and citrus. A very pleasing IPA. Niko100 (2966) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, floral hops, & citrus; Flavor of caramel malt, pine hops, citrus (notably grapefruit), and some spice; Finish is bitter; Nicely balanced; Overall, quite good. robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2010
12oz bottle pours a hazy golden with average head. Aromas are bright flural notes balanced with a real sweet carmel toffee malt the balance is very pleasing, grassy piney notes, grapefruit and citrus peel also present. Taste is Bitter but balanced well, does come on bitter and leave bitter but some light sweetnees is there. Body is perfect almost a full body but not to thick that its syurpy, some alcohol warmth
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Clear coppery gold pour with a half inch white head and lots of lacing. Tons of pine, grass, and floral hops in the nose. Just barely a hint of the underlying sweetness. Flavor is much more mellow than I expected. Somewhat herbal. Not sweet, but not horribly bitter. It’s a mellow, flavorful bitterness as opposed to an abrasive resiny bitterness. Some nice citrus and sweetness added to the hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is excellent, medium-light body with perfect carbonation. Awesome IPA. I think I like this even more than Celebration. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Clear orange-red, off white foam. Aroma is spicy hops, caramel, light grapefruit. Taste is caramel, spicy hop bitter, some fruity apple. otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Appearance: tangerines freshly squeezed with a hint of pith and straw. A billowy head lazily retreats into a mountain of various peaks and cliffs while lace crawled up, down, and all around my glass. clumpalicious.
rand (1710) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 26, 2010
Nose: orangey, zesty, tangeriny, resiny. Hop resins and pine sap abound, slightly dewdroppped if you pelase and I please. Biscuits and dinner rolls in the back. Whole hop cones are crushed before my eager nose, releasing orange esters and sticky resins.
Palate: sweet and sticky up front with hop orange zest which leads into bitter orange skins and hop leaves. Close your eyes and all around you is row upon row of orange and tangerine trees abloom, an orange must hovering subtly in the air. Stems, roots, branches, and skins are a consistant bitterness which paris well with the hop leaves and sticky resins. More pine sap in the finish, damp and dewy. Overall a full smooth bready moist mouthfeel marked by all the above.
Final Thoughts: a delicious IPA, being a citrus phreak in general I really enjoyed the huge orangey zippy character of her nose and her palate. Balanced and fulfilling, I’d love to have her in my fridge on a very regular basis.
Bottle 355 ml from www.erzbierschof.ch. Hop aroma with floral and lemon tones on malt and toffy. Taste all in strong bitterness bound to a bottom of citrus fruits. Shades of pine, resin and chicory. Solid and without compromise. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2010
A: Orange-amber in color with a cream-colored hear. Good lacing.
S: Lots of hops coming out of this one--mostly citrus with some floral mixed in.
T: Lots of grapefruit hops, obviously of the Centennial variety. Good malt backbone as well. Sightly sweet all around.
M: Medium-bodied with minimal alcohol presence.
D: Another solid offering from Founders. An all-around very solid IPA.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-29-2009