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RATINGS: 1544   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HourGlass13 (295) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2015
A real taste of hellfire and damnation, with this ode to the fiery one. Pours up a dark amber, with a red tint; and a nice tan head. A very pretty beer in the glass. Aroma is pine resin esters, some caramel and booze. The taste is malty, sweet and thick with caramel and booze. A heavy hard hitter for sure. You taste, smell, and feel the booze in this one. Full body heavy and thick.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tonyte123 (8) - - JUN 19, 2015 does not count
Huge beer is an understatement with this one. Purposely bought a few last year and cellared them to compare with a fresh one. A fresh one has all of the right notes, big hop bomb with a malty backbone. But, rough around the edges and good, but not great. A beer cellared a year makes it completely different. The bitterness fades and this turned into one of the best IPAs I've had. Highly recommend. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
woodychevy (637) - - JUN 19, 2015
On tap at Pour. Itís rare that I am disappointed by founders, but it happens. Just too much all around with this one. So much going on, super complex but overly sweet and boozy. Pretty big mouthfeel and some definite dankness happening. Bitter on finish but I would expect so at 112 IBUís. Drinks more like a Barleywine. Not a summer beer at all. Huge, huge beer. Will try again in Janurary.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
darb85 (156) - Canton, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Pine needle nose. Sweet boozy hits first then pine flavor and mild citrus. Almost buttery then finishes bitter

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scoobyluvshub (33) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2015
On tap at Appalachian Vintner. Dark orange color with light head. Very big beer, very bitter, very boozy, very very sweet, malty, citrus, resin. Has a bit of a burn. Very complex, but perhaps not my style. A bit too sweet for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Evolutionary (391) - Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2015
From 14-0. Nose is boozy and sweet. Malt and hop attack and tastes strong but not 12%. Ok but not worth $$$.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lutz2jm (183) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Nose is sweet. Almost cherry flavor. Nice red pour. Very delicious defiantly a sipper but drinkable. Glad I got to try this one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
emusche (57) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Pours deep copper red. Aroma is a blend of resin, malt, a hint of caramely sweetness, and *booze*. Taste is bitter burst of hops, but well-balanced; a lot of syrupy resin, and a lot of booze again. To me the hops seem to be missing that citrus/mango scent and taste so indicative of IPAs. Others have said it before and I have to agree: this is very much a barleywine to my palate. Itís not terrible at all, but itís just not doing it for me.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mfhennig (137) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Cloudy reddish brown pour with a pale matching head. Nice lacing. Sweet malty aroma. Hope was more noticeable as it warmed. Taste is sweet, not nearly the bitterness I expected. Very smooth considering the ABV. This is the first IPA that was as thick and chewy as the best stouts. Overall, this is an outstanding brew, a bit pricey, but a good one time buy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Abner (173) - Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours a red amber color with a fine, off-white, one inch head. Smells of sweet malts, caramel malt, some alcohol. Tastes similar. Sweet. Caramel malts, some fruit, scant alcohol. Medium+ to full bodied, a touch syrupy, average carbonation. A medium bitterness builds in the finish, accompanying the sweet malty taste that lingers.


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