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RATINGS: 1716   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 112   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Bottle thanks to DA from Fever...thanks! Pours a deep brown. I finally see what all the fuss is about. WOW. It’s got a sweet scent...I don’t sense the hops at all. But then the taste....malty and sweet, slightly citrus fruity...and very bitter. The aftertaste is quite sharp. I love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (3030) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2009
Bottle. Copper coloured pour with off white head. Great sweet, hoppy aroma. Tastes hoppy, sweet, fruity, malty really smooth and boozy. A rich tasting delicious DIPA. Definitely my kind of beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 26, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a mostly clear deep reddish color with a billowing beige head that left behind some spotty lacing. Nose of pine and grapefruit peel, also a ton of caramel and sweet malts. Big flavor starting off with some bittersweet citrus. Mid palate was mostly sweet malts, toffee and caramel. Finishes sweet with medium-high hop bitterness and warming booze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Bottle courtesy of bulldogp04. Poured a dark amber color with a thin egg shell head. HUGE hops in the nose lots of pine, grass, and orange but also a good dose of caramel. Full body with a creamy mouth feel and ample carbonation. Flavor is dominated by big citrus, pine hops but surprisingly enough caramel malt sweetness to balance it out, ok maybe not exactly balance. Over hopped, unbalanced, I love it!!! Great bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Aroma is of caramel, seems to be missing the intense hop aroma I expect from a Imperial IPA. The beer is a beautiful copper/amber color. Flavor is nice, but just not intense enough to cover up the alcohol, which is very present in the finish. It’s OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dand645 (103) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2009
thick amber pour, decent amount of head...great hop/malt balance, pleasant finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2010 12 oz. bottle pours amber very minimal tan head,bottle conditioned lots of sedement at bottom armas of caramel malts and flroal hops taste is sweet from the malts and biter from the hops but the malts win out by taming this one out,very well balenced with an ABV of 12 hardly noticeable damn good beer from a damn good brewer, it just doesn’t matter what thier are making they always shine

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerater (16) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2009
Pours a deep rich amber hue and served cold and coupled with the high alcohol content, will excite your senses with a refreshing yet warming effect. I think Founders, by classifying this beer as a triple IPA is accurate as it dances on the edges of becoming a barleywine. Don’t waste a bottle on a novice beer drinker....save it for yourself after a fine meal with a great cigar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2009
Very hoppy and citrus smell, I think it tastes good, but who knows. The aftertaste is so amazingly boozey that all I can focus on is the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
belgianstyle (2) - , Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2009 does not count
Poured a dark amber with a fizzy off white head. Strong hop aroma, with just a touch of candy undertones. Taste is strong hops, and I mean very very strong malt backbone. Deep color. This is an very good IPA.

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