bellatts (3) - Canfield, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2009 does not count
not surprised that founders has outdone them selves again. Beautiful floral aromas, and a hint of toasty vanilla, and citrus on the palate Vav (13) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2008
RE-RATE: I loved this last year, and searched frantically for it this year. Boy was i rewarded. It seems they changed the hops this time. Perhaps a bit subjective, but this is my favorite beer. Released around my birthday, so there you go.
Bottle out of a 4 pack. Pours a very pale yellow/gold, with a huge head. Excellent lacing lasts the entire way down. Aroma is huge of lemon, grass, mango, peach, yeast, and a hint of apple. The first sip explodes with that grassy wet hop character, then tightens as you pucker at the 70 IBUs. Flavors of lemon meringue, peach, and yeasty-tartness smacks your tongue, followed by an almost copper penny-tinged sweetness. Finish isnt as bone dry as one might suspect, with a soft chill on the sides of the tongue.
Absolutely first class, this is my favorite beer, hands down. smetrick (21) - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2009
12 oz bottle. Not sure I would call this an IPA- it is rather blond looking, and not quite as bitter as others claiming to be IPAs. I really love this brewer. Being a fan of hops, I loved the fresh, floral, citrus nose, and the luscious, persistent, sticky, sweet hops. It was absolutely delightful- a very fresh interpretation with lots of volatile flavors. I imagine you should drink this one young. Outstanding!!! Ricksterdu (39) - - OCT 25, 2013
Glad founders got this one right. Wet hopped and delicious. The alcohol content is masked well. I was buzzed up off of 2 beers. Price is right for $11.99 for 4 beers.
Screw 3 floyds broodoo 22 oz for 9.99
This is better.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone tork (17) - - NOV 1, 2015
One of the best "wet" hopped IPAs I have ever had. This beer really kills and I am just sad it only has one release a year.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2008 Best IPA ever, hands down. I loved the brew, if your an IPA fan, then you owe it to yourself to try this one. bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Mostly clear light orange-yellow with moderate white head which leaves nice lacing lines. Much lighter beer than I expected.
Exceedingly strong grapefruit smell, with some other citrus notes (and perhaps pine) buried beneath. The smell is quite simply hops personified, and is by far the freshest beer I have ever smelled.
Exceedingly citrusy with grapefruit, orange and lemon all present. Slightly sweet toasted malts are attempting to come forward and only halfway succeeding. The bitterness is persistent and remains long after each sip. While fantastic, almost too much grapefruit for me; needs a titch more balance. What am I saying, screw balance.
Moderate carbonation, relatively light body but somewhat oily from the hops, mouth suckingly dry.
Despite the bitterness, the fantastic juicy hop profile and dryness will not let me stop drinking. It also helps that I smell such fantastic hops every time I lift the glass.
chucklemation (1613) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Copper color with a white foam head. Smells citrus. Taste is citrus with some bitter hops. Beer is incredibly smooth. An amazing IPA. phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Very nice hop aroma with biscuit from the malt. Very light in color but there is a breast malty sweetness that backs up the floral citrus hops. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2009 Hazy orange-gold with good, creamy white head / Nose of fresh pine, orange, pineapple, and cream / Medium body, creamy with balanced malts and hops and good, sharp finish / Flavors of pine, weed, pineapple, orange, lemon, and cream / Great stuff.