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RATINGS: 1567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tortman18 (174) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Pours a hazy copper with about a finger of off-white head. The head looked to build as the beer sat. Decent amount of lacing and slight carbonation. Aroma is a lot of roasted malts and caramel with dark fruits. A lot of plum and cherry mixed with a slight touch of alcohol. Resembles a barleywine very closely. Mouth has a lot of malt and caramel again. A lot of alcohol and bitter hops. There is a pleasent citrus note that is blended in. Some grapefruit and dark fruits. This beer was much more like a barleywine than an IPA, but nonetheless, an awesome beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
katrinaez (702) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Make sure you eat something before drinking. It tastes gross otherwise. Really nice rich aroma. Hops, sugars, a little boozy. Heavy booze taste but nice hops and flavors. Bottle

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lawrencexie (2) - - OCT 6, 2015 does not count
Strong, aromatic, spiced, sophisticated and hints of autumn flowers and dry fruits. Hot punching combos on your head. It's not a wise idea to drink it at mid-noon or as breakfast companion, but in terms of the bed-warmer for a decent sleep, certainly it adapted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sdaniel90 (574) - Mexico City, MEXICO - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle, 355ml. Ruby/orange with a pink hue not unlike the label. Strong caramel roasted and fruity hoppy aroma. Robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Sweet malty base with a crushing hoppy bitter and alcohol finish. Exquisite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerdedDave (971) - - OCT 4, 2015
beautiful, clear red color; nice piney, herbal hop aroma with light caramel malt notes; fantastic - piney hops and caramel malts; pretty darn smooth for such a high gravity beer; nice, bitter, piney finish; nice, warm alcohol notes in the finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dhatton (215) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Deep amber body with tan head. Resinous aroma of sweet florals, ripe grapes, light brown sugar, and cinnamon bread. Cloyingly sweet taste with some citrus elements. Somewhat of harsh acetone finish. Good overall, but definitely couldn’t have more than one in any given session.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (868) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Pours clear copper color with a small, thin bone-colored head that was gone quickly. Citrus hops aroma lies beneath a strong note of toffee malt. Body is full and syrupy with an astringent finish. Flavor is srtongly of citrus hops, with some pine underneath. Solid base of caramel malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tekstr1der (181) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Somewhat disappointing. Founders rarely lets me down, but this one was not too great. Pours amber with little head. Alcohol on the nose is not unexpected given the ABV, but dominates unfortunately. I was hoping to get hop-bombed. Bitter taste for sure, but not all in a good way, and very little character. I’ll try it again next year, but glad I only got a single of this overpriced brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartzluke (403) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 24, 2015
12 oz pour from chilled bottle into tulip glass. Deep amber, semi-clear, moderate evident carbonation, with a fizzy, bubbly yellow-white head. Intense nose. Herbal, fruity, bitter, resiny, citrus, pine, malt, booze and every other scent hops can produce. Thick and aggressive body. Sticky and pungent. Taste is extreme super bitter, boozy, piney/woodsy. Wow. Comparable to Dogfishhead’s 120 minute. Too much for me, but I definitely respect the intensity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crispy34 (487) - Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is a very resiny hop. Appearance is a slightly hazy bronze with no head. Taste is a sweet hop flavor that fades out fast. Not too boozy. Overall, very good for an iPa this strong. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silvan7 (906) - Samarate, ITALY - AUG 21, 2015
On tap @ STOUT NYC. giallo ambrato carico, velata, schiuma beige molto fine e persistente. aroma intenso, fruttato, arancia candita, frutta esotica, caramello, liquore, leggermente tostato. gusto dolce quasi amabile l’ingresso, lieve acidità e finale decisamente amaro. fruttato ed erbaceo/resinoso. Calda, non troppo carbonata, corposa, abbastanza rotodna nonostante l’amaro intenso. equilibrata ed armonica

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