KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2010
Clear amber with a medium off white head. Somewhat sweet aroma with peach, plenty of centenial hops, pine and lemons. Flavour had toasted malt, plenty of hops caramel, pine, peaches, lemons, pine and grapefruity notes. Finished dry and bitter. Nice one. thewolf (12591) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2010
Bottle, bought @ Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam.arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Pours a lovely clear amber with a fine, medium, staying, creamy, off-white head. Very lovely hoppy aroma. Big pine, flowers, grass and heather. Some fruity apricot notes as well. Quite low carbonation, garnering a fine, dry and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is elegantly hoppy. Not over the top in any way. Piney again, grassy, dry, light perfume. A fair malty balance that never interferes with the hops. This is a very good IPA, but at 7,2 % it is a bit on the steep side in alcohol.
I bought a couple bottles online just to see what these Midwest IPA’s are like. The color was dark orange (almost brown) with a very nice head. there was a slight citrus component to the smell. The taste seemed very balanced between malt and hop. I was kinda expecting a hop-bomb but this was still a very solid IPA. The website touted it as "the rich man’s Two-Hearted" and I did enjoy it more than the two-hearted I drank just prior.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-04-2007 16:01:33 skortila (5850) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2010
Bottled. @ Beer Temple Amsterdam. The aroma has grapefruit, orange peel. Slightly hazy, orange coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is bitter, carbonated, citric. Quite harsh, sharp. Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2010
Bottle at The Beertemple, Amsterdam. Pours a hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is hoppy grapefruit. Sharp bitter flavor but also slightly watery. Bitter finish.
yespr (45412) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2010
12 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy dark orange with a small, off-white and creamy head. Aroma is slight soapy, crisp peachy, grassy and vague spiced. Sweet fruity, light peachy and light caramelish sweet flavoured. Dry and bitter towards the end with a mild grassy touch. Vague soapy note. Rather dry and bitter finish. Defreni (3214) - Husum, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2010
Flaske: Dejlig duft af blomstret humle med en god snert af citrus, ovenpå en ravfarvet øl med et fint skumhoved. Smagen er kraftig humlet med en ordentlig dosis bitterhed, men dog med en fint afbalanceret maltsødme som gør den ekstrem drikbar. Virkelig en lækker øl. jesperhammer (4735) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2010 15-JAN-2010, bottle @home, from "Fish & Beer".
Pours orange with fine white head.
The nose is - IPA, well not just any IPA. This is fantastic. Very bitter, grape fruits, oranges, pineapples, but also some slightly roasted notes from the malt.
A little thin on the palate, but otherwise almost IIPA-like wiht the heavy malt presence to balance the immense hop amount. Very long, very bitter aftertaste with a fine medium carbonation.
Certainly one of the best IPA’s I have ever had.
Never had a boring Founders. They are not like some of the other breweries that just try to make stronger beers, they always give the style an edge. Thank you, Founders:) Sabrinic (23) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Bottle. Hazy light amber color pour with a slight head that went away quickly. Great strong hoppy taste that’s not overly bitter. Hoppy, floral with hints of citrus. A great IPA. DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2010
The aroma one this IPA is full of hop resins, a little floral notes, and some nice caramel doughy malts. The appearance is a hazy orange color with a fluffy initial head, that slithers down the side of the glass into a nice slice of white head. The taste is a very complex overlay of light sweetness disguised under the oily resin and hop note moderate bitterness. The body is medium - leaning towards light with an oily texture that has an adequate carbonation and a nicely balanced buttery bitter finish. Great IPA