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RATINGS: 1602   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 112   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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

wingnut640's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
wingnut640 (7) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle with no head. nice and bitter. alcohol is well hidden until it hits your stomach. Bitter, sweet and sticky. A damn good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
axl (472) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2016
355ml bottle. Clear redish with beige head. Aroma is caramel, sharp hoppines with spicy, grapefruit and citrus notes and warming alcohol. Taste is sweet caramel, grapefruit, mango, dry citrus zest and again almost spicy hop notes. Fairly heavy almost rough mouthfeel, medium carbonation and lasting bitter aftertaste with pressing alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zymurgeist2 (1695) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Tap at Ale Arsenal. Clear copper-amber. flavor is really geared to the malt/sugar. The high alcohol shows itself with high residual sugar. A very good beer, but would love a little more attenuation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cobaink2 (385) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle from bottle rev in Raleigh NC. Looks deep caramel and tastes of it as well. Older hops in this maybe because of the age. It's quite sweet unlike a 120 ipa. It's a little underwhelming but should have tasted it younger. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2126) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle shared. Thanks Gregg! Tons of toasted caramel, toffee and very malt-forward on the nose and palate. Well-balanced with the malt doing the heavy lifting, but the hops shine on the finish and leave a nice bitterness. This feels and drinks a lot more like a hoppy barley wine. Still good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
argeru (27) - - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle date of 5/10/16, into tulip. Goes in smooth without a fuss, head fades quickly. Smell a sweet citrus liquor, amaretto, Tuaca, caramel, malt, nose stings slightly. First sip is divine...more caramel, bitter northwest hop, vanilla, bit of nut oils perhaps...pecan or almond, slight grape/raisin, a bit chewy. Lots of dextrose here for our little friends to gobble up. Long pleasant finish. Not as fragrant as I had hoped, albeit still perfectly executed. Bravo Founders...Bravo

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hoprider (360) - DENMARK - JUN 18, 2016
Pours a clear reddish brown with a small white head. Nose sadly has too much bitter caramel malt and so does the taste and this is even somewhat fresh. I know that this is what you expect for the style.. There is hop bitterness pressent and sweetness to but I just dont get this sort of unballanced overkill. Semi bitter, boozy and malty aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Andrew196 (1326) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2016
This is a big boy beer. Beautiful....Reddish - marmalade in color, light beige. Sweet caramel, florals, resiny hops and citrus. Not as boozy as I expected on the tongue, everything came together exquisitely, chocolate notes, pine, grapefruit..... a basket of liquid awesome.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Deadpool37 (41) - - JUN 13, 2016
Pours a deep amber floral citrus fruits aroma taste is sensory overload hops are amazing just a great beer speechless

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beern (21) - Alabama, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Pours a deep amber brown with a taste of malt & pine with a slight note of orange & a mild caramel finish. A 12% Tripple!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cousin_Larry (863) - - JUN 10, 2016
Sample at WOBFest 2016. I should have just set up camp at this booth and had nothing else all day. Really flavorful, malty beer. Good coffee and chocolate taste with less burn than you would expect from a heavy imperial. Thank you, Founders.

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