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RATINGS: 1648   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An imperial IPA that was brewed to turn your world upside down. Hops have got you coming and going. Pungent aromatics up front paired with a malt balanced backbone and a smooth bitter finish. 86 IBUs.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
foundersfan (30) - Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Bottle. Good solid IPA. Very hoppy and bold with a nice citrus punch and long finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (4175) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2009
30-OCT-2009, botle @home. Rating #250. Sort of an anniversary... Off course I wanted a DIPA to celebrate. Lovely bitter aroma with pine and citrus. Very fruity taste with pineapples, and lots of sweetness and fruit. And then the bitterness and the loooong aftertaste. Some malt just presents itself to balance the hops. Not su much a DIPA as a very strong, very bitter IPA. Any way, lovely beer, Happy anniversary:-)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
charlotte (5185) - rødovre, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2009
Bottle.Yellow colour with small off-white head.Aroma is strong fruity of citrus and pine,good full body and slight tobaco flavor and fresh bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (2356) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2010 (bottle) gold colour, large white head, aroma of hops and fresh longans; flavour is hops, bit sweet, bit of alcohol; long medium bitter finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2009
bottle, pours hazy gold, medium off white head. Aroma is hops and dried apricot. Some grapfruit notes with nice nutty bircuity malt and a mildly sweet with tons of hop bitterness. Very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11369) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2009
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Aroma is piney, sugary, caramelly and light citric. Flavour as well full of pines, sugar, herbs, caramel and flowers. Medium to full bodied. Citric heavy bitterness in the end. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2009
12oz Bottle from Ølbutik. Hazy golden to light amber, tiny coarse pale head. Aroma has marzipan, mellow flowery and grapefruity hops, sweet sugary malts, faint nuttiness. Flavor is resin, little gooseberry, grapefruit liqueur, warming alcohol, papery finish with red grapefruit bitterness. Pretty thick sugary palate. Yet another US hop bomb showing clear travel fatique.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3756) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2009
Hazy yellow of color with a nice white head. An aroma of pines, sweers, hops and spice. A flavor of pines, grapefruits, hops, grass, sweets and a dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - OCT 22, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2011 OH MY! This is a wonderful beer. Suits all my desires for a brew. Really starting to think Founders may be my favorite brewer. Shame is, this stuff is so hard to find......sadness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9319) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2009
My Bottom Line:
Citrusy and perfumy hops dally within this Double IPA’s sugary pale cereals, leading to a sustained grassy hop bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A great head of foam garnishes the misty blond.
-This is very drinkable for a 9% brew.
-Carbonation is effervescent yet not aggressive.
-Alcohol only offers a little heat.
-Hops are a tad soapy at times.

Bottle.


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