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RATINGS: 1560   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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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2010
A powerful, pungent brew. Lots of malt here, but immense hops to balance it. One of the most overwhelming beers I’ve had, but so good. Sticky, but the hops really win the battle here. Just an amazing beer, but make sure to sip and savor.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartzluke (391) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crispy34 (474) - 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

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silvan7 (886) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radio_nowhere (1217) - Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3 month or so old bottle into snifter glass, hazy golden-hued amber color with light tan lacing. Aroma notes of caramel malt sweetness, citrus, resin, almost woody, slightly herbal, some fruitiness and tad grass. Taste adds toffee, candy sugar, some baking spices and earthy bitterness. Heavy body, low-moderate carbonation, creamy, dry with lingering citrus/pine bitter finish. Almost like a very bitter barleywine, pretty good slow drinker.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsnicholas (400) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle (12oz): i had this two days ago and details are fuzzy others that this was an extreme hop bomb that finished with some alcohol burn. Need to try again and give more details

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gearz (51) - Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Great nose. Can smell sticky hops and alcohol. Taste is a little too sweet for me but makes it very drinkable for the ABV. wouldn't try this again. Might be able to pass this off as a barley wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rougeau13 (2215) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Lovely deep red with amber highlights and an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, tropical fruit, grass, alcohol, toffee, and wood. Taste is potent; sweetness dominates, but woody and bitter flavors abound. Alcohol, while noticeable, particularly as it warms, is still surprisingly subtle. A little dry. Full, thick, syrupy body with soft carbonation. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonshawn (682) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Tap at McCoy’s. Light amber with frothy off white head and good lacing. Really nice bready malted sweet and alcohol aroma. Rich sweet biscuit taste. Sweet then bitter hop finish. Oily but then drying at the end. Lots of flavor with alcohol bite. Glad I danced with this devil.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
neurbob (27) - - AUG 7, 2015
Bottle to IPA glass. Orange / red amber, medium orange head. Sweet woody aroma, alcohol. Sweetish syrup balanced by strong hops. Long bitter hop finish. Basically Triple Trouble, a slightly more intense version of Founders Double Trouble. Similar in intensity to Sierra Nevada Hoptimum bit not as complex.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lacho (29) - USA - AUG 6, 2015
Beautiful foamy head, slightly creamy color. Very hoppy aroma, very resin forward, no alcohol present yet. Powerful, bitter, now the alcohol level comes thru. Foam has all but disappeared, powerful, the alcohol is balanced as it warms. Great beer.


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