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RATINGS: 1478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2008
On Tap. A beautiful amber color with a small off white creamy head.Very nice lacing. Aromas of dark and citrus fruits. Hops galore with a nice malty finish. Smooth and dry mouth feel. Great IPA. 13% abv, another fantastic beer from Founders. Ok I will say it... Danced with the Devil.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rentonj7 (51) - USA - OCT 14, 2014
Deep reddish copper with small lacing. Nose is caramel, candy lace, very sweet. Taste is candy-like, with some bittering. Nice thick mouthfeel. It’s an interesting brew that’s more like a dessert beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2194) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
Draught sample at SBWF. Heavy malty like a barley wine with hop oils. Extra of everything and over the top, good but too much.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hman43 (357) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Citrus, grapefruit, caramel aroma. Pours a brownish orange. Strong caramel citrus taste. Good bitter kick on palette.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bavarian81 (56) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Aroma is very citrusy, definitely grapefruit. It has a very dark copper color and barely any head. Taste is very intense.. mostly citrus, a good amount of hops, and... alcohol. It might be a bit strong for my taste. Overall it does taste good. Just not sure if 12%abv beers are for me

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hirigalzkar (2321) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
Sample @ SBWF. Hard to rate and describe. Tastes a bot like a overhopped barley wine or a bock bier on steroids. Notes of pine needles, marzipan and grapefruit.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"toeing the line of double ipa and becoming something else completely. a barleywine? a strong ale, like a 120 minute ipa lite? dark orange, just about red, super thick. reminded me a lot of Unearthly, but with an additional bitter hop kick at the end that unearthly did not have. Very nice. Definitely a sipper. Thanks John!"

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (1965) - New York, USA - SEP 29, 2014
A clear copper body with a thin fast fading head. Aroma was a mix of caramel malts, alcohol, some vanilla & some pine hops. Flavor was initially sweet, pine notes were more prevalent and the alcohol rounded out the flavors. Easy to drink. Decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewballs (203) - USA - SEP 29, 2014
As far as IPA’s are concerned this is a great one! Extremely lacy head. The hops flood out of the bottle. Notes of citrus, bitter grapefruit. It is fullbodied and flavorful. You can taste a brew that was well thought out, laboriously made. Beyond being an IPA, which is my least favorite beer, this is a great American beer, period! Here’s to the same place that gave us Grand Funk Railroad and GMC! Cheers!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mindwarp (59) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Pours a dark opaque orangish red with a small white head. Malty aroma with a hint of alcohol and caramel. Its been a while since I’ve had a high ABV IPA that doesn’t smell like a tropical island. Taste follows the nose. Smooth medium body beer, really good. I saw where people could only drink 1, amateurs I’m going to see if I can finish the 4pk.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alpha10 (342) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
2014/09/15 - Pours a translucent dark amber colour with a creamy, beige head that lingers and leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is huge toffee/sugary malt, caramel, pine, citrus, mild roast, wood and a hint of alcohol. Taste follows nose; sweet toffee and caramel up front, with a citrus and pine base and a woody, mildly boozy, roasted finish that is both bitter and sweet. Mouthfeel is oily with average carbonation and a drying, slightly warming finish. Very enjoyable. Love the balance between sweet, roasted and bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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