ontbeermaker (2155) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours cloudy amber, strong bitter taste, thick body and a heavy mouth feel, piney flavour, pretty tasty
ansermadide (1408) - Kyle, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear, clean, bold orange in color with a thin, bright white head, this looks hoppy and sweet. Its aroma is just that, but with heightened alcohol counter-balancing the intensity of the caramel sweetness and piney, almost resinous hops. The nose is serious, well-balanced, and very inviting. The intense bitterness hits your tongue the moment the beer enters the mouth, followed by some grainy sweetness and more intense, almost sour bitterness in the cheeks before the finish opens the palate up to serious alcohol and sweet, sticky, resinous, piney hops with a touch of sweetness to fill the gaps. This beer is intense, yet delicious, and inviting at all points. If the deliciousness of the malt sweetness, hops, and alcohol wasnít enough, it leaves just enough residual sweetness on the lips to make you crave the next drink even more. And itís not too thin, either. Thereís still enough gravity to keep it from feeling too much like rubbing alcohol. Although there is no official style for a triple IPA, I think that a beer like this deserves its own classification. Itís the barley wine of IPAs... something strong and well-crafted enough to sip from a short brandy snifter. You canít justify that sort of thing with most double IPAs.
sailracer (361) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Lots of malt aroma. Little hop aroma or flavor. Strong alcohol flavor turning into bitterness that lingers around. Not my favorite
tectactoe (682) - Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2013 Bottle: one of, if not the absolute worst beer Founders produces. Iíve had 2011, 2012, and 2013 batches, all fresh as well as 2011 aged one year. Itís awful every time. No idea how people enjoy this. Too malty sweet. Onion and garlic heavy from Summit. Solvents, like acetone. Burning and hot and sticky sweet and overtly bitter. Aged was sweet, new bottles are more bitter but still just a hodge podge of a beer.
brownie91 (3) - Putnam valley, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Floral, citrus, spruce, earthy, woody. Very bitter but great complex flavors. Delicious
rob6239 (550) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong alcohol content that isn't hidden very well. Very mild aroma of fruit. Taste is malty with notes of cereal and yeast.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Chaneybr (52) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Triple IPA huh? I didnít even know there was such a thing. Is that just marketing speak to appeal to hopheads, or is that a legitimate style?
Itís been a few years since Iíve tried this one, so here is my 2010 review:
Ap: Bronze color (and even on the dark side of that), with a good amount of carbonation and about a 1/4 inch head.
Ar: When I poured this thing, I could literally smell it from 3 feet away. Yikes! I donít really smell the bitterness all that much, just TONS of caramel, pine, and every citrus fruit under the sun. Peaches?
T: Alcohol burn takes center stage here. Whereís the citrus? The caramel is there but is muted. However, Iíll give this one a little bit of credit for not being too sugar heavy.
P: Once again, the upfront alcohol is not pleasant.
NOTE: The website says that this one "ages with the best of them." I think that if you aged this one too much, it might turn into a Barleywine. I could be wrong.
beechner224 (215) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the bottle. Color was burnt orange with a small head. Aroma is stong pine, citrus and malt. Very bitter, strong, and syrupy. This is a strong beer.
Daytonbeer (513) - Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours blood red orange. Aroma of burnt fruit and alcohol. Taste is extreme bitterness with a sweet dark fruit flavor that fades back into the intense bitterness. Leaves the tongue numb. Wow, great brew/liquor.
SPDickerman (830) - Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours deep copper with a small light khaki head. Smells of strong tropical fruits and bold citrus. Taste is super bitter with strong fruity notes. Full-bodied with a soft texture and supple mouth-carbonation, Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA finishes with a smooth, lingering bitterness.