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RATINGS: 1339   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpongeRuiner (562) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
A hot mess of hops. They were definitely going for extreme here and thats what they found. I would pass this one up if I seen it again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2013
A - Pours a dark orange with very little head and some slight lacing S - Lots of hops; Grapefruit and citrus with a little boozy smell T - Lots and lots of hops. Similar to smell profile, but a good malty backbone with lots of caramel to back up the hops. Slight warmth from the alcohol towards the end that fades into a bitter aftertaste M - Highly carbonated and fairly light for such a boozy beer. D - This will ruin your palate for pretty much anything afterwards, but itís a good beer that Iíll be having several more of.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
phikus01 (103) - New York, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Very drinkable. Sweet nectar. This is too well balanced, the hops donít stand out. The IBUs donít stand out, but at least its not astringent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (313) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Smells more sweet and malty than hoppy, reminiscent of dogfish 90 minute. Taste is a bit boozy, sweet and thick on the palate. Not that balanced. Ok triple ipa, had high hopes, but not even in the ballpark of Pliny the younger. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Rotemís place. Thanks zvikar. Hazy reddish amber with an off-white head. Aroma of piney and resinous hops, really stale, malt, caramel and alcohol. Alcoholic flavor with some sweet maltiness, caramel, stale hops, bitterness and more alcohol. Pretty heavy mouthfeel, very hot. Too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vickvega82 (33) - Maine, USA - SEP 20, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2013 Pours a nice clean amber color with a thin fizzy white head. The smell is a nice marriage of pine and citrus. Its got alot hop going on but as strong as the hops are , the malt is mayb e stronger. Its fairly smooth for a triple ipa and i based on the taste, i wouldnt have guessed its a 12%. over all quite pleasing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (212) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2013
From a bottle. Pours clear amber with virtually no head. Interesting aromas of ripe citrus and caramel. Complex flavor profile, tropical fruit, caramel and pine resin... Enough malt backbone to balance the intense hop presence. A sipper... Would like to try a BA version... Needs a different categorization... Maybe BPA (Barleywine Pale Ale) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (15503) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle @ Chrisoís Pre-GBBF Shindig í13. Pours an amber orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity piney hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2218) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle (12 oz). Bottled 30/05/2013, so 3+ month old. From TheJester, thanks! Clear golden/amber with a medium diminishing off-white head and little lacing. Aroma of caramel, pine, juicy hops, citrus, malt and alcohol (not as much as expected though). Taste is moderately sweet with resinous, malt/caramel, juicy hops, light citrus and moderate bitterness. Alcohol is present, but really not that much for a 12% abv beer. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Dry finish. Good balance. I donít know how this one is really fresh, but this is one of the decent Triple IPA that Iíve tried. Drinkable despite the high abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Keg @ Beer Run. Deep amber with hardly any head. The nose is hot caramel, robust malt. Herbal hoppiness. Burnt grass, mandarin orange. The taste is strongly bitter. Caramel, peanut brittle. Burnt brown bread. Slightly oily. Dirty tree bark. Full body, rich. Light carb. Overall, just a big old malty bitter bomb. Not bad for what it is.

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