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RATINGS: 1012   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This liquid dream pours a hazy golden orange straw color with a large puffy white two-finger head. First sip of this beer rewards with a super juicy hop presence bursting with fresh orange and lemon citrus then continues to introduce toasted malt undertones.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattH (815) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Bottle. Slightly hazy light gold pour. Aroma of melon, orange, and berry. Flavor is pretty dry and includes lemon and orange.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2427) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2016
Bottle at home while in Florida. Pours clear gold with a white head. Grassy, light caramel, biscuit aroma with a little piss. Medium body, medium carbonation. Light caramel, light tea, lemon, orange, grass, pine, hint of honey, light bread... Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phranq (84) - - OCT 28, 2016
Poured from a 12 oz bottle 10/3/2016. Clear gold lacing head. Dank citrus taste. Nice through finish.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SnootDog (17) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2016
Really good batch for this year. Bottled on 10/3/2016; enjoyed from an IPA glass on 10/22/2106. Pours hazy, dark, gold with a two finger head. Aroma: pine with hints of citrus. Subtle hop on the palate, with a refreshing center & a pleasantly bitter finish. Big fan of the wet hopped when done right.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (10776) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 24, 2016
Gotta mention the price point, which is higher than any single IPA Ive ever seen, higher than their iipa four packs and basically the same price as their barrel aged wee heavy. That aside, Ive had lots of 4.1-4.2 hoppy beers from founders. Well into excellent status, but no style leaders except maybe All Day. This is probably my favorite hoppy beer they make. Golden pour with thick head that sticks to the glass. Aroma is citrusy,and a little dank, piney malty. Sticky body borders on a double. Flavor is very complex...citrus, light pine and melon, ample bitterness but sweetness to counteract, and a roasted malt character that provides a nice balance. A contemplative IPA that o thorp girly enjoyed. Bottled 10/3, get it while its fresh.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Voodoo (596) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Pours a clear deep golden color with a pure white head which laces well but gone in a hurry.....aroma of citrus, melon, sweetness......taste is beginning of tart, citrus, orange, melon, touch of dankness near the end, bitterness overwhelmed by flavors......after a few moments the residual chloride aste of a swimming pool liner, which is less than pleasant and not the first for this type of hop.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1485) - New York, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours honey, filtered clear. Creamy white head. Aroma is lots of citrus, pine, orange, lemon, mango, tropical juicy fruit. Wow. Very impressed. Flavor is mosaic hops, juicy, tropical, slightly dank, that sort of soapiness that seems to come with it, orange, grapefruit. Nice. One of the best IPAs Ive had from Founders.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Pours a light golden amber color with a small disappearing head. Aromas of citrus hops, sweet malts, and a hint of fruit. Flavors of grapefruit, orange, with subtle hints of caramel.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5840) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 3, 2016
An excellent way to finish a new beer filled week. A medium hop aroma, but a stronger body. Very fresh and effervescent, this is some top notch stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
migwell (283) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Poured into a tall tulip, this pale orange filtered brew produced a half-inch, pretty persistent head with lots of tiny bubbles shooting up. Aroma of (surprise) hops and malt. I like the wet hopped style, and this is a really good example, with a bit of a brief bitter finish. Got some orange, a bit of caramel and it is a bit resinous. I think wet-hopped could be a style of its own, since this, and others (Tree House Julius, for example) are pretty different from standard IPAs. Anywho, this is a good brew, and per the sub-style, can only be a seasonal, following the hop harvest. Salud!


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