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RATINGS: 1427   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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

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   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strife21 (111) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours dark hazy copper. Smell of pine, mango, citrus and hops. Initial taste is full of mango, resin and citrus flavors. Slight roasted malt finish. Heavy body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1187) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
Un liquide rouge foncé, tirant sur le brun, avec une mousse rare et un nez en houblons percutants et sans retenue aucune. Mi-épaisse. En bouche, le liquide est densément malté, mais la finale arrachante, stridente de houblons nous rappelle à quoi nous avons affaire. Malgré tout, rien n’est abusif ou débalancé, c’est seulement une bière très sucrée, très amère, et très très forte. Alcool réchauffant. On frôle la décadence.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teemoney (12) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass. Dark amber, almost (but not quite) brown color with thin white head. Scents of strong, fruity hops. Taste is strong malts up front, and a bitter and boozy (more than expected, but it is 12%) finish. It is complex, as advertised, but different than I expected. I kind of don’t know what to think about it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ChrisQ (3) - - JUL 9, 2014 does not count
BOOZE BOOZE BOOZE. No hop aroma or flavor, not sure if I have an old bottle or something, but this would be an enjoyable beer if labeled as an American Strong or something, but as a triple ipa, not so much. Beers like this do nothing for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brentv (306) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2014
This beer is huge in every way. From bottle. Dark yellow to orange pour. Huge lacing. Big hops aroma with citrus and fruit. Taste is big, too, big malty flavor and even bigger medium bitterness. Huge ABV. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrhopsbeertalk (97) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2014
The 2014 release of this beer is either very very off... or not ready for consumption. The aroma and flavor is extraodinarily boozy and sweet rich malts. Previous editions have had a much more pronounced hop aroma and flavor. Pass on this or cellar a bottle and see if aging takes the sharpness off the alcohol and malts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrodooo5 (910) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Wow - yet another masterpiece from founders! Lovely mahogany pour w/ a tan head that leaves a ring of lacing. The aroma is phenomenal drawing you in w/ not only the hop presence but almost w/ a fruity cherry thing going on. The taste is big & bold as I’ve come to expect from founders. It’s nearly sweet on the tongue to start & then finishes w/ it’s potent 112 IBUs but still goes down quite easily for its strength! This is a great beer!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Newmassres (20) - - JUL 8, 2014
This brew is ridiculous. So good on the nose and palate alike. Very well balanced for a high ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ericular (555) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Pours a great red mahogany color with a short-lived head. Aroma is floral hops and caramel malts. Pretty balanced aroma, actually. Taste is hot and boozy up front, then some sweet malts, followed by more alcohol. Mostly booze overall - much more than hops or bitterness. This is not a triple IPA, but rather a hoppy barleywine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmiller54hr (35) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Poured dark hazy copper with one finger head. Strong citrus notes. Smell some alcohol on the finish. Tastes great. Grapefruit and HOPS. A monster of a beer. Very drinkable for 12% abv. Another great founders beer. Haven’t had a bad beer from them yet

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