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RATINGS: 1440   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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 alphas used to create this monster. More IBUs 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stumpyiliz (213) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Big hop bouquet. Funny the malt comes throigh first turning from that to medium biterness back to a good malt with a lingering hop oil on the bottom of the tongue. Finishes like the aggressively hopped bws ie: bigfoot, hog heaven. Overall a nice Double ipa. I dont think i could consider this a triple ipa though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gururyan (588) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpar73 (421) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigda83 (130) - 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 Ive 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (484) - - JUL 24, 2014
Draft at Founders. Pours a dark ruby red. Aroma and taste are fruity and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (885) - 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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopmelt (155) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Pours cloudy chestnut, slight of white head, slight thin lacing. Aroma caramel, toffee, bready malt, burnt sugar dominate, slight earthy, piney hops, alcohol present. Taste slight bitter, bready, toffee, slight burnt sugar, earthy hops, big alcohol throughout. Mouthfeel full body, lower carbonation, alcohol astringency and warming, balanced finish. Overall fantastic barley wine, cannot rate as ipa, not a lot of hop Aroma or flavor, it is definetly there to cut through the huge malt bill though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LearninBeer (362) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2014
The aroma is malty with a slight hint of hops - some caramel and a slight citrus. Pours a nice amber with a light brown head, fully diminishing, good lacing. The taste is sour with a little bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation soft and the finish bitter. Overall OK, had in the past and thought better of it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (1880) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014
Pours deep brown amber with low off-white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee, malts, resin, hints of grapefruit but otherwise very little fruit aroma. Taste is a different story. Very hop forward and resin bitter followed by sweet caramel then a looong lingering bitter finish. Slightly boozy, you can tell its high ABV. Body is medium to rich, smooth and warming with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (451) - Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Draft. Powerful! Pours a clear reddish brown with a little bit of off white head. Nose is wine and malt. Taste is sweet, wine, pine with some bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (366) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle 2014. Pours deep cherry red with no head besides a ring of bubbles. The aroma is intense spiced pine and candied sugar. The taste adds sweet malt with a bitter finish. This is a very big, rich triple ipa but much smoother and less bitter than last year. Wow! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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