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RATINGS: 1470   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 112   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Founders most complex, most innovative, most feared and yet most revered ale produced. Massive in complexity the huge malt character balances the insane amount of alpha’s used to create this monster. More IBU’s than any brewery has documented, more than you would believe and dry-hopped for twenty-six days straight with a combination of 10 hop varieties. Dangerously drinkable and deliciously evil. We dare you to dance with the Devil. 112 IBUs


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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rdixon77 (711) - Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2013 Intense Imperial IPA...but amazingly drinkable for 12%. copper color with just a little head. Malty and hoppy aroma. Not too sweet, well balanced with a huge hop profile. I couldn’t believe the enjoyable mouthfeel for such a huge IPA. Great stuff, as usual for Founders.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mindwarp (53) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Pours a dark opaque orangish red with a small white head. Malty aroma with a hint of alcohol and caramel. Its been a while since I’ve had a high ABV IPA that doesn’t smell like a tropical island. Taste follows the nose. Smooth medium body beer, really good. I saw where people could only drink 1, amateurs I’m going to see if I can finish the 4pk.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alpha10 (334) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
2014/09/15 - Pours a translucent dark amber colour with a creamy, beige head that lingers and leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is huge toffee/sugary malt, caramel, pine, citrus, mild roast, wood and a hint of alcohol. Taste follows nose; sweet toffee and caramel up front, with a citrus and pine base and a woody, mildly boozy, roasted finish that is both bitter and sweet. Mouthfeel is oily with average carbonation and a drying, slightly warming finish. Very enjoyable. Love the balance between sweet, roasted and bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (756) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2014
12oz bottle pours a reddy brown color with a little head. Huge maltiness and full flavored hops to balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rader58 (780) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Pours a dark burnt orange. Aroma of citrus, pine. Flavor of caramel, citrus, raisin, pine, spruce. Has nice flavor, but just too intense to enjoy fully.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (280) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2014
12oz bottle dated 6/30/14, poured into a tulip glass..copper colored pour with a thin white head..huge,bitter alcohol aroma along with pine,resin..boozy,bitter,hoppy,caramel taste..little too much of alcohol taste..a big beer..definitely a sipper.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barnoloid (200) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle pour. Deep amber to red in color. Minimal head and lacing. This is a big and bold imperial IPA that doesnt feel much like an IPA. The feel is more barleywine - I know this has been said before but it is very close to the money. There is a sweet booziness here. Mouthfeel is smooth - the heat numbs your tongue and helps the beer open up as you get into it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drsandman (310) - New York, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Pours a big deep red amber, thin off white head. Aroma is heavy booze, toffee, caramel, pine, sugary malt, hop resin. Flavor is super sweet sugary malt & bitter hop resin. This thing is a monster, nose is aggressive toffee liquor. Not my favorite

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (635) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Appearance was clear reddish amber with off creamy diminishing 1/2 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are sweet pale, crystal, Vienna malts with slight orange candy, grapefruit and alcohol. Taste are malt sweetness upfront then gives way to slight orange, grapefruit, lemon, wood and warming alcohol. Palate are soft smooth creamy CO2 with full body, then lasting overly sweet finish. Just a tad too sweet for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2162) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 31, 2014
A really nice beer, but overall killed by the candy sweetness. This could have been great. Caramel and toffee sweetness in the aroma, sweet malts in the flavor, a sugary malt bomb. No sign of the ABV though, although I suspect it will sneak up on me later.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstonerock24 (135) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Pours an amber color. Aroma is strong with citrus and balanced caramel. The flavor is a bit boozy with citrus hanging around with a strong bitter finish.


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