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RATINGS: 1478   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 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Poured a slightly cloudy mahagony with a moderately lasting head considering the alcohol content. Aroma has candied apricots and peaches with caramel. A noticeable spicy cirtic hop aroma is also sharing the stage. Flavor starts out with a real sweet crystal malt base that quickly gets overtaken by the hops in the beer. Quite bitter and plenty of hop flavor. The citric american varieties seem to be mostly represented. Quite an interested beer that begs for another sip as the flavors change so rapidly in the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (2837) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 23, 2007
12oz Bottle pours out a very nice amber topped with a off white head. Great nose of hops and caramel. The tast is the same. WOW it has been a while since I have had a Double IPA. They are so good. Thanks Buckybeer for this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5000) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2007
Bottle. Loads of hops in the nose, similar to Alpha King, grapefruit and orange and pine, yes, but with more sweet floral and candis notes. Lovely blood-ruby pour with an ephemeral beige head. Taste is difficult to process, it took several seconds until I could register any distinct elements. Massive, sludgy hops. That’s the story. Gritty resin, oil, even hop leaves themselves. Certainly demands attention, the mouth really can’t function properly for a while afterwards. Tongue-numbing and wa... no, downright hot. Sweet and sugary and very bitter, though mitigated somehow, there’s no mouth-recoil like with a Jever. Very dry finish and aftertaste, and I’ll be burping hops for a few days yet. Extremely full-bodied with nice breadiness. Dark malts semi-scotchy. I love the extremeness here, but novelty points still don’t bring this up to, say, a Dreadnaught. One to discuss passionately.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jason (1681) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2007
Bottle from Santa(iowaherkeye) thanks! Poured a cloudy brown/reddish body with thin head. Aroma is like a hop punch to your nose. Flavor is very hoppy. Very sweet and malty, with a nice carbonation to it. Good for a cold night. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2007
Pours a dark copper color with a lasting white head. Aroma is bombarded by sweet malts and a deep hop character, but not a crisp, citrusy hop. Sugary malts are immediately counteracted by a heap of hops, citrusy unlike the aroma. Smooth and very easy drinking for the ABV. Deceptive, awesome! Thanks Ron!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2007
From a 12oz Bottle. Pours a slightly muddied ruddy amber color with some fiery orange hues and a thin crop of pleasant foamy beige head. Typical coloring of many barley wines, but this isn’t overly surprising given the high ABV. Hoppy aromas of grapefruit zest and freshly juiced tangerines waft from the glass in a dense concentrate. Some dark chewy caramel and red grape seeds form an interesting malt backdrop. Full bodied, crisply carbonated mouthfeel. Oh, wow. This is a fabulous variation of the style. Creamy vanilla and spicy fruit cake floods onto the palate with a wave of sprucy hops. This transitions interestingly into some scotchy maple and rhubarb pie. This is quickly and boldly replaced by another wave of piney gin-like hops that are supplemented by a bit of pecan praline. Very nice overall - a powerful hoppy slap, chewy malt base, and a huge, fairly well hidden alcohol base. Thanks, Tom!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2007
pours thick clear copper with a light brown head that settles into a thin film. aroma dominated by piney hops. toffee like malt undertones with warm alcohol. intense bittersweet flavor. bitter toasted nuts pine and spicy alcohol. thick full sticky mouth feel. bitter sweet spicy toasted finish. nice warm alcohol throughout. very nice. its a hopbomb but it has character. almost barley wine like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Interesting dark amber color. This has the most intense fruity, sweet, and complex hops aroma that I have ever experienced. It is multi-dimensional with intense yet balanced bitterness with citrus undertones - almost sublime. I am not sure if I can still consider this a beer with hops and alcohol at this ridiculous level (perhaps hop-wine??), yet it was very enjoyable and certainly pushes the limits of IPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2007
Can’t remember who I received this bottle from so... thanks! Very hoppy aroma with a very small amount of sugary/sweetness noticeable. Color is a cloudy, medium brown color with a very rapidly disappearing off white head. Flavor is very sweet (almost like sugar) with lots of hops present. Slight notes of an alcohol type warming and just the tiniest bit of wheat present as well. Very sticky with a lingering bitterness on the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2007
Bottle. Thanks to Styles. Poured a redish brown color with no head. The aroma of hops and oranges. Taste lemon is awsome very good beer.

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