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RATINGS: 1653   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


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Pours a deeply burnt apricot color w/ a shallow froth. Residual lacing is minimal. Aroma is extremely malty w/ a ton of sinus opening flowery hops. Full nectar w/ ample, soft residual effers. The liquid expands in a volumous plume of soft cotton. Big fat caramel malts sliced and diced by some heinous hops of the Steven King sort. Hacking, stabbing, biting, scratching, hops. Man, this could be dangerous. Theres a moderate sweetness. The finish is bittered to perfection. Long w/ lingering caramelized hops. Good balance despite the baggage.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
henrikb (1261) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2007
Very beautiful deep red-brown body, quite big creamy beige head; Big very hoppy nose, lots of sweet pineapple and orange peel; Soft textured body with a big and soft carbonation, quite bitter and the bitterness is very sharp, a little sweet as well; Long warm a bit sweet very bitter finish. Good beer but it need both more complexity and depth to be really interesting. Thanks Iowaherkeye.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2007
Amber with with head. The hops are offset nicely by the malts, not as bitter as I thought it would be. Very smooth, a nice lasting beer. The alcolhol is disguised nicely by the malts, but still obvious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2007
05 bottle from thebeercellars cellar. Pours a dark amber color with very little head. Aroma is malty caramel with still quite a bit of bitter hops. Flavor is nice caramel malts with nice bitter finish. The alcohol is a little strong. Still pretty hoppy for 2 years old!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2007
Pours hazy dark amber with a light brown head. Aroma is Lightly malty of cookies and carmel, heavily hoppy or resin and grapefruit with a bit of leather esters. Flavor is well balanced, hoppy with plenty of malty backbone. it finishes more on the bitter side with a distince grapefruit taste. Medium bodied watery, and creamy , livley carbonated with a bit of alcohol in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2007
35,5 cl bottle. Dark amber colour with a nice fine white head. Great aroma of malt, caramel and quite hoppy. Nice hoppy flavour with notes of alcohol, caramel and a lot of hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2007
a very sweet and very strong IPA. its almost too strong but blend the flavor well with the alcohol. more than one of these will have you buzzed in a hurry.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2007
This beer has a slight sweetness to it on the nose and the palate. Strong alchol taste that does do well with the other flavors. A must try.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 25, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2007 12 oz bottle from several traders. Holy hell is this stuff potent. They claim that this is 200+ IBU’s and that may be no lie. This is about as extreme of an IPA as I have had, and it borders on being ridiculous. Wouldn’t this be a Barley Wine? This style is ok in very small doses, but it is way way way too friggen sweet for my tastes. As I drank this, my mouth felt like I ate a whole bag of cotton candy. Not my thing, but to each his own.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Pours a reddish maroon color with little to no head. Smells of monster hops and must. Taste is sort of sweet hoppy, not the piney hoppy you would think. Definitely get that heavy alcohol in this one. Somewhat bitter in the finish although still pretty smooth. Get real sweet malts, and slight raisins taste, mixed in with the bitterness. Quite a monster of an IPA.


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