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RATINGS: 1426   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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 alphaís used to create this monster. More IBUís 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 17/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Thanks to buckybeer for the bottle. Pours hazy copper with a big head that leaves much lacing. Aroma is grassy and pine hops. Tastes grassy and citrus with a little malt sweetness. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2006
Pure ruby body with zero head. Slightly piney aroma, though very sweet. Heaily hopped beer with spices in addition to the pine. Sweet ending, but a bit dry. Iím not sure if I can say itís more bitter than others Iíve had regardless of the 200+ IBU count, but I do know that your tastebuds are destroyed after having this one (make sure to make it the last beer of the night).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mynameisjonas (206) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2006
very thick beer especially for being an ipa. very very strong alchol content. it is a highly recommended beer from one of michigans top breweries

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2006
Deep burgandy, decent head. Juicy, resiny, woodsy aroma. Nicely slick, viscous palate. Nicely sweet up front, with a noticeable maple note. Big, sitcky piney hop bitterness at the end. Thanks, Secret Santa!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Nicely done. Great aroma and flavor. Huge hop character. 13% doesnít show, except for a nice slight warming in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2006
I think this one is more of a barleywine but none the less a great beer.Has a big hop nose mixed with some nice maltyness.Flavors are dominated by the malts,but there also is a nice hop presense.Finishes with biting hops and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garmonbozia (423) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - NOV 12, 2006
Holy Cow! Thanks to Sprinkle from Crown Liqour for this beauty.what an amazing beer. I canít even begin to discribe this baby. It pours a cloudy brown with hints of red. Very little head retention. Smell of apricot figs and malt. Taste is very complex. Sweet cirtus but the hops hit you in the face like a ton of bicks. The alcohol is present, bust very well masked, if that makes since. I cwish I had more

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - NOV 4, 2006
(Bottle via trade with <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=2 target=blank>OhioDad, thanks Scott!) Rock-candy sweetness and pine...This pours a murky dark burnt orange with one finger of orangish biege head that recedes to about 1/4" and stays. Aroma of rock candy sweetness and pine. Mouthfeel soft, lightly sticky, pretty full. Nice lacing. Flavor is rock-candy malt sweetness with a bite of pine and some grapefruit. Some alcohol felt in finish. Bitterness which lingers into aftertaste. A good high-octane beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2073) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2006
Bottle from Chris (styles) Thanks. He told me when he sent it that it was about 18 months old... so as it is now it has aged gracefully into a barley wine for the most part. Jesus, the 13% is hidden but it doesnt hide itself once you have been drinking it for 45 minutes. Brown color without much of a head. Smell is hops and malts and just sweetness. Taste is smooth and not too bitter - 200+ ibus? haha, i would laugh at that. Double Simcoe is way more offensive than this beer. - But - I would like to have a fresh sample to really back that up. Very easy to drink, very smooth, and very well hidden alcohol even though its 13%. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - NOV 2, 2006
This beer is a kick in the nutt sack. Pours hazy red. Aroma is very grapefruity with some raisiny caramel (hint). Flavor is burning grapefruit with raisin caramel malt backbone. Sweetness is there after initial hopslam but gone very quickly. Finishes in a nearly painful bitter finish that lingers on and on. At first i didnt know what to think about this beer. The more i drank and became acclimated the more i enjoyed this masochistic pleasure.

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