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RATINGS: 1682   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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 (2309) - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikkopen (1045) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2016
355 ml bottle. Clear coppery colour, thin off-white head. Caramel-malty aroma with sweetish fruity notes, citrus and pine. The flavour is caramel-malty, with notes of dried fruits and a heavy resiny-hoppy finish with notes of pepper. A little alcohol warmth in the aftertaste. Intense and enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drjoeng (816) - SINGAPORE - AUG 21, 2016
12%ABV. Triple IPA. Poured out dark amber. 16ºSRM. Nose is sweet and dank. Ripe citrus. Papaya. Caramel and burnt milk aromas. Mouthfeel is syrupy. Palate is deeply sweet with corn syrup. Other toasty flavors with some creamy, nutty flavors. I get some candied pecans. There is some broad fruity sweetness in the middle of the palate. Overall the palate is dominated by hops and alcohol. Hops are pine on the front briefly, then bitter melon, then spicy with cilantro and wild scallion, there is a bit of sweet spice that is reminiscent of a walla walla sweet onion. Finish is long. Bitter melon and resin and fresh pine needles lingering on the back of the tongue. Goes on Favorites List !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kustie (839) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2016
Bottle. Clear amber color with white head. Aroma has lots of sweet fruits, alcohol and hops. Taste is very malty with long very bitter and a bit sweet aftertaste. Flavors of pine, needles, caramel, alcohol, grapefruit and hops. Very hoppy and high in alcohol but still nice to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (2477) - - AUG 19, 2016
Sampled a couple times. Feels like a torrent of red tropical fruits, more of a hoppy barley wine maybe. Pretty smooth and devilicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (3552) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2016
Intense caramel malts, overripe tropical fruits, rotten mango, passion fruit, resin, pine. Slightly hazy, dark brown, medium, creamy, off-white head. Medium bitter. Initially sickly sweet caramel, molasses, bread malts, then resin, pine, very bitter, full bodied, dry finish. Interesting IIPA, very intense, would not have guessed the ABV, quite harsh finish. Bottle from Discount Liquor, Milwaukee.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beezydrunkit (20) - Alabama, USA - AUG 18, 2016
On tap, Craft Bar Grayton Beach, FL. Pours dark orange with white head. Maltiness and hops on the nose. Caramel, cereal, herb-y resinous twang, hops all over the place, super balanced. In the mouth it’s more of the same but here you see just how incredibly balanced this brew is. Strong malt character countered with crazy hops and they somewhat cancel each other out. On the finish is where there’s a lingering bitterness. Medium bodied brew. At 12% the booze is totally hidden and it’s pretty crushable. Aside from the powerful bitter finish which I don’t mind but am not crazy about, I really enjoyed this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (1181) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 18, 2016
Copper-ruby red color with beige foam layer. Intense bitter forest hop nose with some sweetness. Creamy thick feeling with again intense bitterness, some tartness and sweet forest hop aromas. Tart and creamy finish with a dry and bitter tart aftertaste

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kingi (604) - - AUG 13, 2016
aroma is a bit dissappointing with the alcohol pushing through. appearance is copper with thick head. taste is heavy bitterness and medium sweetness. Finish is long very hoppy and dry. nice imperial ipa. shame about the aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pilsnertest (30) - SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
Bottle @ home. 2016 vintage. Heavy tastes of dried fruits and autumn leaves, peppers and red grapefruit. This one promise good aging! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (2583) - Kaarina, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2016
A dark orange colour, almost red, a head is medium and blond. Aroma is powerful, strong maltyness with caramel, pine, grapefruits, some warming alcohol. Taste has strong maltyness, resiny wood, some fruitness, hint of alcohol is there as it should be there, maybe. A bitterness is strong, but it’s not feel so strong due to heavy maltyness in the body. Full bodied but not heavy. Powerfully at all ways, tasteful... yeah it is.


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