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RATINGS: 1606   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimgraz (11) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2012
This beer is not for everybody. A very different product that manages to interplay heavy malts up front with bittering hops on the back end and nice floral notes throughout. Drank from a 12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass. It poured a nice copper to red color with a thin, white head that lingered through most of the beer and excellent lacing. Big, sugary malt backbone moves into citrusy and piny hops. All of the malt and hop flavors are very foward and very potent, though they stay short of a medicinal or syrupy chracter. What was most impressive was that, despite the potent flavors, there was not a harsh aftertaste. Though some may disagree, I think this finds a unique balance bewteen malts and hops that is worth a try. Very pricey for a store-bougth bottle of beer, though and my wife and I split a bottle as an appertif and were both very pleased with it.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TEJA (2147) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2016
Founders devil dancer Living beige head.Almost clear copper colored.A bit alcohol aroma with a resin hop aroma.. big distinct bitterness but low hop taste. A bit low body.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
olsvammel (5603) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2016
Bottle at a Systembolaget tasting. Boozy smell with some fruity notes. Sweet taste with dried fruit and toasted sugar. The body was a bit too light which made the strong bitterness a problem. The aftertaste was not pleasent at all and reminded me of a throat burn (puke). Seeing which beer I had and the scores it have I wonder if I got a bad bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (654) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 28, 2016
Draught. Pours a dark ruby red with a thin off white lacy head. Aroma is of grapefruit, resinous pine, perfumey, caramel, citrus. Taste is of grapefruit, pine, exotic fruits, chalky, caramel, floral. Oily mouthfeel, soft to medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (2125) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Pours two finger of head on a dark straw body. Aroma is complex: lemon, pineapple, papaya and a little bread. Taste is moderate bitterness but bold, fairly sweet at the back end, a little alcohol heat at the finish. Texture is thicker.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
axl (485) - 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.

3.8
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cobaink2 (389) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2173) - 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.

4.6
   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

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hoprider (367) - 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.


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