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RATINGS: 1445   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tortman18 (183) - 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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (861) - USA - AUG 1, 2014
Reddish amber with a decent off white head which dissipates quickly. Aroma is vaguely earthy with a bit of pine resin and caramel. Flavor is rich and a bit sweet with notes of dark fruit. Hops hit hard afterward, mainly resinous and piney. Very pleasant bitterness, well rounded with a strong amount of malt and some slight caramel flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkweek (101) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2014
This is a pretty good beer. It is very bitter with a huge malt backbone. I wouldn’t go crazy over it though. I have had far better beers in my life. I feel a bit crazy having spent $18 on a 4 pack of this stuff. Oh well, live and you learn.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sfontain (795) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2014
12 oz bottle, $5.99, Kroger Bridge St. Pours deep brown amber with large, white head. Aroma caramel, toffee, malts, pine, light notes of dark citrus. Flavor is hop-heavy and piney but simultaneously quite sweet with caramel. I expected this to be overpoweringly bitter, but it’s really balanced and, despite being almost over-the-top, not horrifyingly bitter. Booze, clearly a high ABV beer without smacking you in the face with alcohol. Full bodied, medium to high stickiness. Really, really good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tnkw01 (1058) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle. Really nice amber-red with a medium head. Aroma is complex, sweet, alcohol. Taste bitter up front sweet, fruity finish and way too much alcohol.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mallons72 (159) - livonia, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Not a well balanced beer. Tastes more like their dirty bastard vs centennial. Alcohol overpowers everything else of flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gururyan (594) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Enjoyed straight from the bottle after some nice singletrack with friends at the lake. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpar73 (427) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle.Dark red pour with a slight, quickly dissipating pink head. Sweet and boozy with fruity undertones. The booziness overpowers the hops. A great sipping beer, but not a lot of hop-forward bitterness for a triple IPA

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigda83 (131) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle pours a cloudy dark red with a small white head. Aroma was alcohol, caramel, sugar, vanilla, floral, and some citrus. Taste was more like a barleywine than any IPA I’ve ever had. Sweet and boozy with lots of caramel, toffee, sugar, and faint hints of flowers and grapefruit. With 112 IBU I was thinking it would be more bitter, but it had so much sweet notes that it pretty much canceled it out. Ok beer, but not worth the price honestly.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (518) - - JUL 24, 2014
Draft at Founders. Pours a dark ruby red. Aroma and taste are fruity and caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (888) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
12 ounce bottle purchased at HyVee in Cedar Rapids, Iowa while on a trip to visit the inlaws (a hefty $5.49). Pours a dark reddish-amber hue with one finger of off-white foam. AROMA has noticeable boozy alcohol throughout as well as notes of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, perfumy floral hops, citrus, wet pine, and resiny hops. FLAVOR has significant barleywine-type elements with hoppy notes of sticky pine sap and sticky heavy grapefruit, but also a good balancing presence of caramel and bready malts...and some booze. Finishes slightly more sweet than bitter. All elements improve as the beer warms up (and the booziness is somewhat lessened as well). Good, but still a far cry from Pliny the Younger. (1437, 884)


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