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RATINGS: 1637   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Deep color and pleasant aroma. Given the high alcohol level, it is almost amazing how little you can taste such a high alcohol level. Worth trying.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Pours a nice amber color with foamy off-white head. Hoppy aroma with hints of malt and citrus. Very smooth and well balanced. ABV very well hidden. Creamy and somewwhat sweet with a nice malt presence that balances out the floral and citrus hops. Excellent!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Tap @ Maproom. Deep amber. Super-smooth, creamy, and thick mouthfeel. Lofty malt aromas of cocoa, caramel and bread dough. Really nice elements of yeast and alcohol in the background. Intense hops throughout, but very fitting and balanced against the big malts. Notes of sugary pine, perfumey spruce tips and sweet, complex fruit. Wonderful level of bitterness; builds in aftertaste. Tasty, tasty stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2008
UPDATED: APR 13, 2009 Pours an amber-orange with a frothy head. A little carbination is evident. The aroma is strong citrus and pine. Bitter! So bitter, in fact, that the bitterness comes through in the aroma (along with some pine and metal, like copper pennies in your hand). Flavor is tangy and bitter as hell. Very, very strong flavors. Some candy in the taste, and creamy on the aftertaste. Pretty damn delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Clear orange color with foamy white head. Light citrus hop nose with notes of orange peal. Thick bitter body with a sweet malty mid palate before the citrus hops leave a bite on the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keepersj12 (3057) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2008
This is a big beer. Lots of stuff going on. The aroma is fantastic and the taste is too. It stays with you after you’re done. The hops linger in your throat. Very easy to overdo it with this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CP (124) - USA - MAR 8, 2008
I have a bunch of different IPAs and it gets hard to tell them apart. Not with this one. This is the hoppiest beer I have ever had. When you leave this one on the palate you practically inhale the hops rather than just drink it. Beer pours a deep dark red brown with a barely a white rim of head. Aroma and flavor is hops, malts and raisins. Slight alcohol taste as it goes down, but not to bad. Certainly an interesting beer to try.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DietPepsican (1585) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Pours dark amber with a thin....off white GREENISH head?? I hope I imagined that. Strong hop aroma, huge sweet malt backs it up. Flavor is intense hops, sweet caramel malts. Has a bit of toffee and raisin as well. Noticeable abv doesn’t distract from the flavor. Low carbonation, creamy. Very interesting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffwilliams11 (310) - hooterville, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2008 smells, looks, and tastes great. huge ibus are balanced by huge malt sweetness. this is a well crafted beer. make it the last of the night as everything after it will taste like water.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Over the top in every IPA aspect. Very hoppy to the point of a sweetness. Definetly not the beer to pick if you are in a slugging mood. Actually smelled very good. ABV smacks you in the face, not exactly hidden, although at 13% what do you expect? Its kind of the point. Nice to try as a first beer of the night, but numb senses and a rapidly emptying bank account keeps it at one.


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