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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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bgburdman9 (860) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2006
The first few sips of this were excellent. I thought I might be rating one of my favorites of all time. The sweetness did not overwhelm me as it has done to others. This definitely does not seem like it is IIPA and could easily be an american barleywine. Either way these are both 2 of my favorite styles. I got a little pine and citrusy aroma in my first few smells. There was not as much alcohol in the aroma or flavor as i thought, doesnt taste like 13%. The flavor was sweet but still balanced with some flowery and bitter hops. I Think my bottle was a little old but it was still pretty intense i need to try this fresh some time. This was very expensive at about 4.5 a bottle but I had been wanting to try it for so long so i coughed it up. This would end up being around 100 bucks a case which is way over priced but i may pay this for one more bottle in the future.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (4872) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2006 Pours deep red/amber into a tulip. Head quickly recedes leaving filmy lace. Resin, pine and DIPA/barleywine notes. Upfront biting hops balanced with roasted caramel malts. Sticky. Lasting bitter hop alcohol finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Bottle: Iíve had this once before, and found it way to hot. The alc. was too much for me to enjoy the rest of it. Milk chocolate color pour. Creamy tan head that didnít last very long. Aroma, big time malt bill, very sweet, not a lot of hops but it is an older bottle. Flavor, nice carmelly, and sweet malts a little nutty. And there is still a lingering bitterness to it. Itís definitely become more barleywine than IPA, but itís a nice change. Finally an IPA that I enjoy with some age on it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2006
12oz on draft at the brewpub. there was definitely a lot going on with this beer, and in retrospect it is everything i was told it would be. somewhere between a double IPA and a barleywine. a million times better than the 120 minute in that vein. a bit drier than i was expecting. pretty great, iím gonna overrate it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1996) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 20, 2006
Muddy brown pour with no head. Aroma is big and malty with a bunch of sweet hops. Flavor is sweeter than expected. No hint of the huge alcohol. This is a big beefy beer, but what I taste is an American barleywine. Not what I would expect from a "triple IPA".

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2006
Cloudy amber/ red color. Beer pours with no head. Smells of hops and fresh fruit.Full bodied. Massive hop taste with fruit lingering. Extra dry finish. I could feel alcohol after 1st sip. Thanks for the bottle Ryan!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - MAY 11, 2006
The aroma has notes of grapefruit and caramel. The color is amber with a frothy tan head. The hopís bitterness comes through immediately but is tempered by the caramel sweetness of the malt. After the finish the hops stay with the palate briefly.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAY 8, 2006
Nose of caramel, alcohol, spice, and toffee. Pours a cloudy amber with honey highlights. The small beige creamy head is mostly diminishing with light lace. The brew has a malty alcoholic front & middle. The long bitter finish is exquisite. Overall very complex. The full body is syrupy, and sticky.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
stoutlvr (52) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2006
Pours like syrup, and does actually leave a sticky palate. Flavor is perfectly balanced hops, malt, and alcohol. Strong bitter citrus, mildly sweet.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2006
Deep reddish colour with a tan head. Malty and sweet aroma with a caramel note and hints of some hoppy fruityness. Malty and sweet flavor with notes of fruit and a floral hoppy finish.


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