RATINGS: 1019   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kosko20 (352) - Bemidji, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2009
This is one solid IPA. Pour is a little light in color but looks great otherwise...clear orange copper with a thick white head. Aroma is lovely hops: grapefruit, lemon, floral, and fruity. Flavor is light bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Has a slight metallic aftertaste but overall, very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (6198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2009
The first thing on the nose from the bottle for me was grapefruit. As it sat a while a little bread and caramel. From a dark gold pour with a large fluffy white head and lace. A bit of lemony like flavor on the very front. A decent bitter finish. Medium bodied with good soft carbonation. A good beer but I was looking for a bit more maltiness and it also had a bit of a metallic after taste. Another one to add to the re-rate list.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Bottle. Hazy orange yellow in color with a nice white head. Grassy fruity hoppy aroma. Malty caramel notes. Malt hoppy flavor. Citrusy piney fruity notes. Medium bodied. Creamy mouthfeel. Finish is bitter. clean. Great beer. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5351) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Medium gold body with an off white head. The aroma was grapefruit and grass with some sweet cake donuts. The taste was light grapefruit with some almonds. There also a little bit of bitter wood in the finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (6141) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2009
12oz bottle. Hazy orange-yellow color. Big, lively head. Bitter astringent hop aroma, serious grapefruit. Bitter and full of flavor, but whereas most hop-bombs leave you with a syrupy aftertaste, this one is incredibly light and refreshing. Fresh Hop is one of my favorite styles, and this is an interesting variation, not as in your face and earthy as most. Excellent IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3650) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2009
12 oz bottle
As the price of singles gets higher I have become a bit more picky in what I will try. This being a Founders release I had no problems pulling the trigger. They have a solid IPA though I didnt enjoy it as much as some seem to have. Given the choice there are a few locals that ranks just as highly in my book for less money.

Aroma / Appearance - The huge pillowy head softened the appearance of the opaque cloudy body. Mandarin oranges, grapefruit rinds, and honeydew melon gave it a citrus kick with some fresh roses thrown in for good measure.

Flavor / Palate - Bitter rose petals, lemon zest, and crumbs of rye toast create a dry and only slightly harsh impression on the tongue. The aftertaste is almost like Vegemite but more appealing because you know that it is desirable here. This is one to drink ASAP; I can see it sliding fast if it gets too much age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - APR 9, 2009
pours bright yellow with fairly large white head. aroma is citrus, some floral hops and a little pine. drinks with tons of grapefruit and pine. finishes crisp and bright with a slight lingering citrus after taste. great harvest

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 9, 2009
UPDATED: APR 17, 2009 12 oz bottle. pours golden with a Big white foamy head. grass, citrus, aroma. creamy mouthfeel. Let this beer warm up a little and it will be quite a treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - APR 8, 2009
Excellent beer. Nice fresh hop flavors and juicy oily creamy body. Nice citrus and pine hops. Toffee taste and some mellow spice bite that is very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2009
Bottle thanks to nearbeer. Pale golden yellow with a puffy creamy rocky white head with sticky lacing. Big citrus grapefruit and pine hops aroma. Taste is big herbal fresh hops, pine, spruce, peppery, some hidden citrus over a light caramel body.

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