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RATINGS: 1646   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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


mgatesy's rating

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mgatesy (23) - Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2010
One of my all time favorite beers. Extremely hoppy, but that doesn’t get in the way of great flavor.


3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
mambossa (276) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Pours a deep, royal red with hefty off-white head. Nose heavy with peaches, cherries, red apple, tangerine, lemon skin, fresh foliage, pine, soft sage, sweet malt. Flavor is initially stonefruit-forward, then becomes blinded by soapy, grandiose bitterness. A bit harsh between the alcohol and monumental amount of hops used to support the flavor. Not for me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mjp12 (1366) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2016
Luscious golden orange colour, strong boozy hop aroma, but very well balanced flavour, not extremely bitter, and relatively easy drinking for its abv.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NordicV (1916) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2016
Rödbrun öl med ett större gulorange skum. Både doft och smak är söt med Frukt, karamell och alkohol. Balanseras av stora mängder humle som ger beska och tallbarr i smaken.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (7718) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle@Bishops Arms (Savoy), Malmö (09/07/2016) - pours orange amber with a white head. Aroma and taste comprises sweet tropical fruits, prominent grapefruit, tangerine, citrus peel, with good malty backbone, caramel, resinous hoppy, pine needles, bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (7305) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark amber with a white head. Sweet with caramel, hops, resin and some fruit. The finish was bitter and with warming alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
polo_marco (301) - milton, Vermont, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Smells of Strong malts with pine resin some mango pineapple and paypya. Slightly cloudy amber color small off white head with a bit of lacing. Nice sweet malt start with huge fruit hop flavor with hint of booze some stomach warming. Fullish body with life like carbonation. Not bad but a bit bitey for me along with the booze. Had better triples but not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1147) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2016
(355ml bottle from Systembolaget, ~2 months old) Pours clear ruby-amber with a decent size doff white head that fades with lacing. Aroma of intense mix of sweet caramel malts and candied fruit notes - pineapple, apricot, citrus, resin, pine, light bread, an aromatic woody note. Flavor is also intense, that quite sweet caramel malt core has some bready layers, and then there is a fair hit of hop resin, quite pine-heavy. Some dried fruit notes but nothing really jumps out. Pine resin, needles, earth and citrus pith join booze in a fairly dry, aggressively bitter finish. A bit of menthol in the dry aftertaste. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Feels like something between an IPA and a massively hopped barleywine thanks to the sweet malts and more piney, bitter hops. Pretty intense, perhaps not extremely drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_est_deus (1112) - örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2016
Nästintill klar, bärnstens brun, snyggt orange skum. Doft: Humle, humle, alkohol, barrskog, kola, citrus skal, exotiskfrukt likör. Smak: Som doft i stort med betoning på exotiskfrukt likör. Lite för spritig eftersmak, men på 12% så ok.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (2578) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2016
Keg friends of ham Leeds. Dark brown decent head. Lots of caramel sweet malts good fruity hoppy bitter finish no sign of abv very nice

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (3567) - SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2016
@ Basunen 16-7-16: ingen större doft. Fyllig smak med tydlig bärton. Rätt het och matig eftersmak.


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