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RATINGS: 1560   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 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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
firstsip (718) - Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2015 3 months. Bottle. Deep bubbly amber. No booziness. No head. Sweet raisin syrup nose. Very syrupy. Very raisin, fig. Mild hoppiness. Aged to barleywine very quickly (even though my party stote only got this beer in a month ago... grumble) or it just straight up lacks the bittering quality of hopping.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (187) - - JUL 13, 2015
Served on tap at Founders. Dark Amber color with a tan head. Malt and alcohol aroma. Malt spice alcohol flavor. Heavy body. Heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
samsmith33 (608) - - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle to pint glass. Deep copper color. Miniscule head. Aroma is floral, maple, caramel, brown sugar. Taste gives a quick pop of hops and sugar, then fades to woody, Ashy, tar. Pretty tasty considering how much punch this beer has. Not my style but I can appreciate it. Above avg Carbonation. Beer leaves a tingle behind....maybe that’s the 12% becoming slightly unmasked,. Glad I tried this.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
theshaftyguy (4) - Gainesville, Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2015 does not count
This is by far my favorite IPA. I will say it’s only for those TRUE IPA LOVERS! Check my Youtube Channel for my review of this beer youtube.com/shaftyfingers

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1359) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Pours ruby amber with a one finger tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is of candied citrus, dank hops, caramel sweet malts, dried fruits, pine neddles, ligjht toffee, and some light booze. Taste is candied citrus, sugar coated pine neddles, sweet malts, caramel, toffee, bready malts, and booze. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, pretty bitter, yet still somewhat balanced by sweet malts, long lingering, semi boozy, warming finish. Overall, a pretty tasty beer that almost seems more like a american strong ale to me and maybe a tad too boozy, and overpriced for what it is.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ilovedarkbeer (2479) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Pours a deep amber color with a foamy canvas colored head. Nice sticky mouthfeel with a long finish and not too much heat. Notes of candied apricots, brown sugar, pine, flowers, and brine.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aggiebob (337) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Draft. Color is a ruby amber with a small head. The aroma is floral and a hint of citrus. The taste is strong alcohol, stone fruit, pine, caramel and general malt sweetness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zeke626 (450) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle, dark amber body with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, sugars, floral and piney hops, and a hint of citrus. Taste is all malts/sugars upfront and then hop bitterness. Long bitter hop finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotchzombie (429) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Clear amber with a huge foamy tan white head that hangs with you. Aroma is intense and wonderful caramel malts and dank resin. Taste is... whoa. An onslaught that hits you right away. Very upfront. Booze, bitterness and a caramel malty bed. Very tangy and active on the tongue. Some pine resin and slight citrus and hops. This beer has a bite and is not to be taken lightly.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenDover (216) - Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Pours a deep amber, with a half inch of very dense off-white foam. Aroma is floral and piney with a bit of citrus fruit. Taste is like a highly hopped barleywine -- lots of flavors going on here -- malty sweetness, orange and grapefruit, hops and hops and more hops. Somewhat oily going down, in a good way. Did I mention the hops?


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