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RATINGS: 1443   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (1894) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014
Pours deep brown amber with low off-white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee, malts, resin, hints of grapefruit but otherwise very little fruit aroma. Taste is a different story. Very hop forward and resin bitter followed by sweet caramel then a looong lingering bitter finish. Slightly boozy, you can tell it’s high ABV. Body is medium to rich, smooth and warming with soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (454) - Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Draft. Powerful! Pours a clear reddish brown with a little bit of off white head. Nose is wine and malt. Taste is sweet, wine, pine with some bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (376) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle 2014. Pours deep cherry red with no head besides a ring of bubbles. The aroma is intense spiced pine and candied sugar. The taste adds sweet malt with a bitter finish. This is a very big, rich triple ipa but much smoother and less bitter than last year. Wow! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericdevin (673) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle from Haxton’s, Warwick. Unimpressed, doesn’t stack up against "triple" IPAs from the west coast, Breakside, Boneyard, etc. Don’t get me wrong, Founder’s generally have it going on, but this left me a bit disappointed. Pours a reddish amber, hazy with little to no head, lots of particulate (maybe would try again on draft). Nose is dense and boozy, lots of caramel and maybe some dried fruit. Body is fairly thick and syrupy, long sticky finish, balanced enough in terms of bitterness but just not quite my thing.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Berard (273) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Draft. Pours ruby red with thin white head that lingers. Smells of cherry with light carbonation. Pine meets cherry? Boozy and overrated. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BazookaJoe (232) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Pours dark orange with a massive aroma of oranges and other citrus fruit. Body is heavily malted but finishes sweet and pungent of hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwmiller16 (93) - Delaware, USA - JUL 12, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours chestnut with almost no carbonation. Nose is sweet with citrus fruits. Abundance of floral hops up front followed with big caramel malts and significant alcohol burn. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strife21 (118) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours dark hazy copper. Smell of pine, mango, citrus and hops. Initial taste is full of mango, resin and citrus flavors. Slight roasted malt finish. Heavy body, low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1208) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
Un liquide rouge foncé, tirant sur le brun, avec une mousse rare et un nez en houblons percutants et sans retenue aucune. Mi-épaisse. En bouche, le liquide est densément malté, mais la finale arrachante, stridente de houblons nous rappelle à quoi nous avons affaire. Malgré tout, rien n’est abusif ou débalancé, c’est seulement une bière très sucrée, très amère, et très très forte. Alcool réchauffant. On frôle la décadence.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teemoney (19) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass. Dark amber, almost (but not quite) brown color with thin white head. Scents of strong, fruity hops. Taste is strong malts up front, and a bitter and boozy (more than expected, but it is 12%) finish. It is complex, as advertised, but different than I expected. I kind of don’t know what to think about it.


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