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RATINGS: 1560   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2007
(Bottle) Pours an amber color with a white head. Aroma of citrus. Taste is primarily of grapefruit, with light pine and some sweet malts as well. Sticky mouthfeel. Reminded me almost like fermented pineapple juice. Yes itís hoppy, but I wouldnít consider it any more hoppy compared to other popular DIPAís (even at 200 IBU). Having said that, itís a good beer... but not as good as I expected.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2007
12 oz bottle. Poured a slightly hazy, fiery orange-red color. Head was yellowish-off white with good retention and lacing. Overall the aroma and flavor were malt dominated. Aroma was of molasses, subdued grapefruity hops, dired fruits, and a touch of soy. There was also a hint of chocolate covered cherry at times. Slightly sweet up front. Full bodied with a slick mouth feel. Hop bitterness was prevalent throughout and peaked toward the end. The degree of hop bitterness never struck me as 200+ IBUís, however. Layered flavors of toffee, light malty molasses, cherry, and cotton candy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2007
12 oz bottle from Julios. Amber in color/dark orange with a medium off white head. Aroma is alot of caramel and citrus hops, with some pine. Taste is very big as I expected: tons of malt, and a good amount of citrus and pine hops. Bittering is moderate. Body is very syrupy, which makes sense as this is a 13 % IPA- IMO this is an american barleywine and not an IPA. Alchohol is pretty well hidden.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
oakbluff (432) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 30, 2007
Bottle courtesy of HogTownHarry- thanks for the fresh bottle of liquid death! Appearance is cloudy tangerine, minor amount of soapy head that dissipates quickly. No lacing to speak of. Aroma is a fresh pine forest. Taste- holy shit is that hoppy!!! Waves of bitterness (grapefruit rind, pine) are pulsating out of this nasty bugger of a beer. The inside of my mouth is a dehyrdated mess after a few sips. Must be a fresh bottle! Caramel malts try to bring a little something to the dance, but its tough. Mouthfeel is pretty quite good. Carbonation is low, but this is not nearly as sweet and cloying as I though it might be. Without a doubt, this is the most bitter beer Iíve ever had. It would make DFH 120 IPA weep like a child in fear of it. Thank christ it only comes on a 12 ounce bottle- youíd be in the fetal position after a bomber. Thanks Harry- this was Fín great!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2007
bottle....aroma: subdued and smooth citrus hop nose with a nice blend of caramel malt.....appearance: dark orange brown with a barely noticeable off-white to tannish head. good amount oc lacing....taste: pretty smooth as it first hits the mouth. lots of sweet malt, maple and then it takes a huge turn towards the hopside. piney and mouth puckering with a long lasting bitter finish. a sharp ending to a smooth start.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Holy S...! This is the single most hoppy/bitter drink Iíve ever tasted. Pours an amber/orange color with a small white head. Huge hop aroma with a cloying, rock candy scent in the belly of this devil. The alcohol wasnít as noticeable as expected, but I could still feel it almost instantaneously. Sweet flavor with a ridiculous hop flavor. Phenomenal.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2901) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Bottle: Pours a muddy copper with very little head. Nose is strong of malt, caramel, dark fruit, and hops. Taste is loaded with malts, caramel, and deep piney hops. More malt presence than expected for the style and a hot ABV. Fun to sample, but not one Iíd seek out. Thanks Eithcubes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Duster72 (117) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Pours a very deep copper with no head. Aroma is very hoppy with some citrus coming through. Taste is bitter hops with a nice blend of pine and citrus. Malty sweetness provides a decent base to keep it drinkable. Mouthfeel is a little on the syrupy side. Definitely a sipper. Fine DIPA but not exceptional IMO.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Huge sweet malty mess helps anchor this crimson beauty...because the PNW hopping threatens to slide down the palate like a sled with sandpaper runners...all pine resin and citrusy grapefruit buckling the tongue as it hits bottom. What a very fine bitter brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2007
12oz. Bottle: Very hoppy aroma with citrus notes and a little alcohol. Poured dark amber/orange in color with a very small tan head that disappeared quickly. Cloudy with floating particles. Heavily bitter flavor. Flavor of citrusy hops, caramel, and a little pepper. Medium body. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Bitter finish. Overall, the 13%ABV is well hidden. Still, itís hard to believe this beer is 200 IBUs. Either my tastebuds are shot, or this is more like 100 IBUs.


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