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Founders Black IPA
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bwa5879 (665) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Black pour, little white head. Very sweet citrus and bitter rye scent. Average carbonation, oily mouthfeel, slightly dry and bitter finish. Lots of delicious juicy hop flavor with a perfect blend of rye bitter malt. Very similar to their harvest ale but with rye addition. Very Very juicy and delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophaze (172) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Tap at Founders. Pours a black with light head and nice lacing. Aroma of pine, evergreen, and citrus. Very well balanced Black IPA. ----Hophaze out

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1305) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Draft at Reno's east. Hoppy and malt aroma. A bit astringent with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (1487) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Tap at founders. Pours black with a so so white head. Aroma of strong earthy hops. Taste is roast malt meets hop vine. Nice balance

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2012
On tap at Founders Brewery. Dark black with a thin brown head. Aroma of overpowering cat urine, roasted malts, pine and earthy notes. Taste of pine and peat with light sulfur, citrus and roasted malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigtaster (554) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Pint at the pub. Black with tan head aroma is pine and dark malt sugar. Taste hits off with pine that lingers throughout. Well balanced with a big of chocolate and brown sugar. Very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kdmcguire10 (18) - Grand Blanc, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2012
Gorgeous looking beer. Near black with a fluffy tan head. Aromas of tobacco, floral hops, smoke.... Taste is well balanced. Some hops but not overpowering. Nice carbonation level on this. Overall, this is a solid black IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2385) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2011
This was really good. All the hoppy qualities of an ipa and all the good ualities of a nice roasted porter. It was really blended well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
satan165 (1019) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2011
aroma requires time to allow every soft, feathery roast to come to life. appearance is dead opaque with quick reducing head. flavor is big balance; roast preponderant but bitterness comes later. fruit is tarnished but still provides some black raspberry and grape. filthy coffee filters abound. mouthfeel is filthy, clings, corrupts. delightful beer that leans far more towards ’black’ than ’ipa’ in the end.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Growler from brewery - Aroma of crisp floral hops and dark malts. Flavor matches. Palate is tart but clean. A very tasty dark IPA they should bottle.


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