koleminer20 (3597) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2014
On tap at Founders. The pour is a coppery gold with a thicker pure white head that leaves a lovely lace around the glass. The aroma is floral as pine dominant very good for an imperial IPA. The flavor lacks those dominant tones. It's a bit sweeter than I'd like to see. There is a light bitterness on the immediate swallow, but it could be more polished. The mouth feel is great, and the finish is gorgeously dry and well executed. This is a solid, solid IPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bigtaster (979) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2013
In a snifter at the brewery. Golden haze with medium tan head. Oranges, pineapple, sweet, balanced, hidden alcohol, slightly sweet finish, low bitterness for the style. One of he best IPA’s I’ve had from Founders. Excellent. alliance100 (1152) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Draft at Founders - pours a clear orange with sudsy white head . Big tropical aromas . Taste brings a bitter resiny bite followed by fruity esters . Finishes fairly clean with slight lingering resin bitterness . Outstanding 2x IPA !
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Part of a sampler at Founders.
Appearance: A dark golden color with a nice head and excellent lacing. The highlight.
Smell: Mama... so much hop. Nice bit of fruitiness. Citrus. Fresh. Mm.
Taste/feel: Tasting fresh like the smell would indicate, of course. Very nice citrus quality. Slightly sweet, and not very bitter for the style. Also a tea sort of flavor coming off from the hops. No alcohol in the flavor that I could tell. Not warming. Dangerous stuff... drinks too easily.
I’m surprised more people weren’t more impressed with this brew. 86 is a low score for a Founders beer! Then again, there aren’t many reviews here yet. Another excellent brew from Founders. njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2013
On draft at founders... huge citrus aroma.. tastes of lots of citrus fruit.. not the bitterness I was expecting. .. really good!
ebone1988 (1925) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2017 Aroma is floral, sweet grapefruit, very very hoppy. Appearance is orange, almost dark with a white head. Taste is sweet, reminiscent of Double Trouble, yet grassier. Mouthfeel is perfect, soft carbonation, sticky. Overall, very impressive. ChrisSc (464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2014
On tap at brewery. Tulip. Grand Rapids
Appearance: copper color. Transparent. Small white rim.
Aroma: strong hoppy aroma. Not overwhelming.
Taste: bitter with a little sweetness.
Palate: rich full body. Good carbonation. Thick texture.
Overall: I’m not an ipa drinker, but this is pretty decent. Well balanced hops. Good flavor and texture. Well made. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Tap @ Founders: Hazy, golden body with a foamy white film that sits quietly on top, surviving as a chunky collar & leaving moderate lace behind. Aroma is blasting with tropical hops; light ashy pine notes, bursting passion fruit, mango, & a slight, sticky dankness in the back-end. Very quaffable for 10+% ABV... Lots of dripping wet, sticky resins, pine sap, juicy mango & passion fruit with a light hint of pineapple. Moderately sweet malt sugars are present, but do not delve into the crystal/caramel malt realm, which makes me happy. Sugar covered grapefruit flesh with a mildly floral-like, rose pedal & passion fruit finish... Perhaps slightly grassy, too. Relatively thick, almost creamy with a solid stickiness to the body. This is a great double IPA, right up there with Double Trouble in my mind. pictoman (1129) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
Poured from the tap. Clear gold with minimal white head. Very strong citrus hoppy aroma. Alcohol hidden. Medium body. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber orange with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and some resinous hops. Mild malt sweetness. Flavor is bitter, lots of pine and resin notes. A fairly robust malt backing is present, provides some balancing sweetness. Full bodied with a nice lively carbonation. Finishes long and bitter. Overall, good.