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RATINGS: 1647   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Since I moved to the midwest, Founder’s and Bell’s have been competing for my vote as "the" premium accessible beer in my world. This brew may have tipped the scales in favor of Founder’s. The first word that comes to mind is "explosive". It is bottled violence. Poured a wild nuclear orange, very cloudy and with almost zero head. Brew is VERY hoppy and, as with most Founder’s, very well-balanced. I’d have to drink them side by side to be sure, but off-hand I think this one gets the nod over Bell’s Hopslam by a nose.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Defreni (2945) - Husum, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2009
Flaske: God humleduft på en orange klar øl. Smagen er faktisk ikke så fantastisk. Meget klar citrus humle men ikke så overvældende som forventet. Mangler lige det sidste. Måske er det turen over atlanten.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (5045) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2009
Pours a hazy golden color and a not particularly impressive white head. Nose is rather loaded with the flowery hops; it is a heavy nose with more than one flavor thrown into the mix. The beer itself is mostly bitter, with a load of hops, but not too many. It didn’t really go too far.And with DIPAs that is very often a good thing. Many other flavors mixed in along with some sweet notes (citric and caramely). Body is light enough to drink, but heavy enough to feel in your mouth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14978) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2009
Bottle at home. Cloudy golden/amber - small white head. Pine apples, grape fruits, high hoppy, piney, resin, fruity, flowery, bitterness, light sweetness, toasted, caramel, nice malty. Lasting bitter finish. Lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (25617) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2009 Bottle at home. Hazy golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of grass and grape fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour of hops, pine needles and caramel with notes of grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KimJohansen (10411) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2009
Clear golden with a medium off white head. Aroma had loads of hops, pine and grapefruit and floral notes. Flavour had loads of hops iwth malty, caramel, pine, pine and grapefruits. Finished very dry and dusty. Hop burn toward the end. Finished very bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13744) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Bottle from Archer Liquors. Hazy ripe peach color with a bubbly, creamy white head. Lots of floral and citric aroma. Medium body, or slightly less, with quite creamy carbonation. Flavor is burning [citrus?] hop. I think there’s a malt backbone. The edges of my tongue get a tingly burn. It’s really fresh. Some resin comes out. It’s smooth. It’s bitter. It’s very, very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomspalla (9) - Orange Beach, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2009 does not count
One opf the best double IPAs I’ve ever had. I highly recommend you pick this up if you see it!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3891) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2009
Bottle at Chris´grill party. Pours a hazy yellow with a small white head. Sweet and quite bitter. Loads of hops with citric aromas of grapefruits and a bit of spruce. Light alcohol notes. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5975) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2009
( 12oz bottle) Pours a cloudy pale yellow, nice thick oily/bubbly head, with excellent lacing. Nose of pineapple, mango, vanilla, sweet hops, and everything a DIPA should be. Taste is sweet, bitter, but maybe slightly unbalanced towards the bitter. Some grapefruit oils, pineapple, and tropical fruits. Really an exceptional DIPA. Oily body, perfect weight, and barely a bitter linger. This one is fantastic.


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