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RATINGS: 1457   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dacrza (502) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2014
DATE REVIEWED: August 2, 2014... GLASSWARE: Hoppopotamus pint... OCCASION: laughing and analyzing with Ryan , Jer, Shan and cousin Cheri...APPEARANCE: dark brown, iced tea-like body; off-white,, pencil-thin moustache-like head; could not expect much more, given the alcohol content... AROMA: tight, punchy hops; pine resin and some doughy malts; a bit of a brown ale too...then subtly scotch and bourbon in its end and warmth... PALATE: full, warm and rather flat; as the glass drains, it evens out and fills pleasantly... TASTE: sour lemon and smoky warm hops; coal and port elements; some cognac too--a complex experience, with the bourbon power invading; strong and shouldering.... OVERALL: a big beer to experience, and at 12% ABV, intriguing...however, at $19.99 a four-pack, NOT worth the experience--a nuance that does not deserve its price tag...still an experience to have....

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wisdomsolo (433) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
This is a big bottle of meh. Not much flavor even as it warmed. Only a small amount of heat on the back end.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (877) - USA - AUG 1, 2014
Reddish amber with a decent off white head which dissipates quickly. Aroma is vaguely earthy with a bit of pine resin and caramel. Flavor is rich and a bit sweet with notes of dark fruit. Hops hit hard afterward, mainly resinous and piney. Very pleasant bitterness, well rounded with a strong amount of malt and some slight caramel flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkweek (101) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2014
This is a pretty good beer. It is very bitter with a huge malt backbone. I wouldn’t go crazy over it though. I have had far better beers in my life. I feel a bit crazy having spent $18 on a 4 pack of this stuff. Oh well, live and you learn.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sfontain (802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2014
12 oz bottle, $5.99, Kroger Bridge St. Pours deep brown amber with large, white head. Aroma caramel, toffee, malts, pine, light notes of dark citrus. Flavor is hop-heavy and piney but simultaneously quite sweet with caramel. I expected this to be overpoweringly bitter, but it’s really balanced and, despite being almost over-the-top, not horrifyingly bitter. Booze, clearly a high ABV beer without smacking you in the face with alcohol. Full bodied, medium to high stickiness. Really, really good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tnkw01 (1082) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle. Really nice amber-red with a medium head. Aroma is complex, sweet, alcohol. Taste bitter up front sweet, fruity finish and way too much alcohol.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mallons72 (162) - livonia, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Not a well balanced beer. Tastes more like their dirty bastard vs centennial. Alcohol overpowers everything else of flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gururyan (597) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Enjoyed straight from the bottle after some nice singletrack with friends at the lake. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpar73 (453) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle.Dark red pour with a slight, quickly dissipating pink head. Sweet and boozy with fruity undertones. The booziness overpowers the hops. A great sipping beer, but not a lot of hop-forward bitterness for a triple IPA

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigda83 (165) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle pours a cloudy dark red with a small white head. Aroma was alcohol, caramel, sugar, vanilla, floral, and some citrus. Taste was more like a barleywine than any IPA I’ve ever had. Sweet and boozy with lots of caramel, toffee, sugar, and faint hints of flowers and grapefruit. With 112 IBU I was thinking it would be more bitter, but it had so much sweet notes that it pretty much canceled it out. Ok beer, but not worth the price honestly.


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