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RATINGS: 1456   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (900) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
12 ounce bottle purchased at HyVee in Cedar Rapids, Iowa while on a trip to visit the inlaws (a hefty $5.49). Pours a dark reddish-amber hue with one finger of off-white foam. AROMA has noticeable boozy alcohol throughout as well as notes of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, perfumy floral hops, citrus, wet pine, and resiny hops. FLAVOR has significant barleywine-type elements with hoppy notes of sticky pine sap and sticky heavy grapefruit, but also a good balancing presence of caramel and bready malts...and some booze. Finishes slightly more sweet than bitter. All elements improve as the beer warms up (and the booziness is somewhat lessened as well). Good, but still a far cry from Pliny the Younger. (1437, 884)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopmelt (172) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Pours cloudy chestnut, slight of white head, slight thin lacing. Aroma caramel, toffee, bready malt, burnt sugar dominate, slight earthy, piney hops, alcohol present. Taste slight bitter, bready, toffee, slight burnt sugar, earthy hops, big alcohol throughout. Mouthfeel full body, lower carbonation, alcohol astringency and warming, balanced finish. Overall fantastic barley wine, cannot rate as ipa, not a lot of hop Aroma or flavor, it is definetly there to cut through the huge malt bill though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LearninBeer (373) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2014
The aroma is malty with a slight hint of hops - some caramel and a slight citrus. Pours a nice amber with a light brown head, fully diminishing, good lacing. The taste is sour with a little bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation soft and the finish bitter. Overall OK, had in the past and thought better of it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (1947) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (517) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (427) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericdevin (721) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Berard (291) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BazookaJoe (235) - 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

   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

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