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RATINGS: 1503   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"toeing the line of double ipa and becoming something else completely. a barleywine? a strong ale, like a 120 minute ipa lite? dark orange, just about red, super thick. reminded me a lot of Unearthly, but with an additional bitter hop kick at the end that unearthly did not have. Very nice. Definitely a sipper. Thanks John!"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - SEP 29, 2014
A clear copper body with a thin fast fading head. Aroma was a mix of caramel malts, alcohol, some vanilla & some pine hops. Flavor was initially sweet, pine notes were more prevalent and the alcohol rounded out the flavors. Easy to drink. Decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewballs (210) - USA - SEP 29, 2014
As far as IPA’s are concerned this is a great one! Extremely lacy head. The hops flood out of the bottle. Notes of citrus, bitter grapefruit. It is fullbodied and flavorful. You can taste a brew that was well thought out, laboriously made. Beyond being an IPA, which is my least favorite beer, this is a great American beer, period! Here’s to the same place that gave us Grand Funk Railroad and GMC! Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mindwarp (106) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Pours a dark opaque orangish red with a small white head. Malty aroma with a hint of alcohol and caramel. Its been a while since I’ve had a high ABV IPA that doesn’t smell like a tropical island. Taste follows the nose. Smooth medium body beer, really good. I saw where people could only drink 1, amateurs I’m going to see if I can finish the 4pk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alpha10 (390) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
2014/09/15 - Pours a translucent dark amber colour with a creamy, beige head that lingers and leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is huge toffee/sugary malt, caramel, pine, citrus, mild roast, wood and a hint of alcohol. Taste follows nose; sweet toffee and caramel up front, with a citrus and pine base and a woody, mildly boozy, roasted finish that is both bitter and sweet. Mouthfeel is oily with average carbonation and a drying, slightly warming finish. Very enjoyable. Love the balance between sweet, roasted and bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (1034) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2014
12oz bottle pours a reddy brown color with a little head. Huge maltiness and full flavored hops to balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rader58 (809) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Pours a dark burnt orange. Aroma of citrus, pine. Flavor of caramel, citrus, raisin, pine, spruce. Has nice flavor, but just too intense to enjoy fully.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (401) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2014
12oz bottle dated 6/30/14, poured into a tulip glass..copper colored pour with a thin white head..huge,bitter alcohol aroma along with pine,resin..boozy,bitter,hoppy,caramel taste..little too much of alcohol taste..a big beer..definitely a sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle pour. Deep amber to red in color. Minimal head and lacing. This is a big and bold imperial IPA that doesnt feel much like an IPA. The feel is more barleywine - I know this has been said before but it is very close to the money. There is a sweet booziness here. Mouthfeel is smooth - the heat numbs your tongue and helps the beer open up as you get into it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drsandman (505) - New York, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Pours a big deep red amber, thin off white head. Aroma is heavy booze, toffee, caramel, pine, sugary malt, hop resin. Flavor is super sweet sugary malt & bitter hop resin. This thing is a monster, nose is aggressive toffee liquor. Not my favorite

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