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RATINGS: 511   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This beer will surprise you with a big hop flavor and a toasty sweet aroma. Pours black from the chocolate and de-bitterized black rye malts. This ale is medium bodied and is well flavored with hints of toffee, nutty undertones and a dry crisp finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3507) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of chocolate malt, spicy rye, roasted grains, charred malt, light smoke. Flavor of smooth chocolate malt, roasted grains, grassy hops, spicy hops, with bitter chocolate in the finish. A touch of nutty, coffee notes too. Rich chocolate, roasted malt notes with spicy rye and hoppy notes. More of a dark beer (stout) than IPA. Delicious. 7/4/8/4/14 [3.7/5]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hartung32 (243) - Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Really well balanced beer; and these flavors could've definitely not worked. Tastes like a roasty Porter with a decent kick of hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
abcfan (754) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Pours black with small tan head. Aroma of piney hops. Velvet mouthfeel with a toasty chocolate malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3628) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2015
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Very light and mild hoppy aroma. Kind of surprised how mild it was. Light bitter and roasted malts with it. Dry and bitter hops at the start with an astringent middle and a bitter and roasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leafs93 (1769) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Pours black with a small tan head that quickly dissipated to a trace film. Aroma is roast, citrus, floral, dark chocolate and nutty. Taste is moderate bitters that are quickly tempered by a little sweetness. Smooth and oily texture. Overall this is a fantastic beer for a cold winters eve.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
malkyore (226) - - JAN 25, 2015
Rye is a powerful thing. Used correctly and it can be a powerful sharpness honing the edge of your beer tent perfection and sometimes it is a clumsy at adding complexity to an already bad thing... Fortunately for all of us this is a great application of the grain, it’s sharp crisp and met by a great hoppy punch that really helps the rye stand out.... I like it....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nsanders (591) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle. Near black with a tan head. Piney hop, graham cracker, rye and earthiness. The flavor is dry with a light piney aftertaste. Body is medium with a smooth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (912) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Black and opaque at the edges, like motor oil, but the head, which is thick, medium-coarse, and frothy, is a light brown (between a standard porter and stout.) Aroma is grapefruit, hemlock, passion fruit, and sap, with a woody toast backbone. Body is medium-heaviness, oily, light and fat carbonation, a little velvety, very soft, only a slight burn. Flavor is sappy resinous bitterness, pine, some cedar and hint of wormwood. Grapefruit rind. hint of dark coffee. Overall, An amazing rye porter, which is what I’ll call it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (3640) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 24, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pitch black, great aroma of roasted grain, rye and light citrus hops. Nice and inviting.

Flavor starts of with dark roasted grains with some sweet chocolate hints through the center. The finish displays some biting rye malt and earthy lingering hops. Body is a tad on the thinner side but it does have good enough flavors. Overall this is another nicely made brew from Founders.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thewade (340) - USA - JAN 24, 2015
Roasty black rye IPA. Very tasty. Well balanced. Dry and roasty. 4 pack - 12 oz bottles.

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