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RATINGS: 1543   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Narnad (1463) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Pours a fairly cloudy orange-yellow color with a thin white film head. Aroma has a lot of pine bitterness with just as much grapefruit citrus notes hanging around to hit the nose from the opening of the bottle. Flavor begins with a great pine bitterness and quickly moves into a citrus middle with a semi-pronounced tangy mango ripeness toward the end. Carbonation is very fine and makes the flavors tend to "pop" in your mouth. I have had a hand full better IIPAs before but this is definitely one I would not shy away from if offered. My only knock on it is the pricing for a single bottle or sixer of this Founders offering.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4052) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Great floral aroma. Grapefruit. Bitterness. Instead hops. Strong alcohol presence. Iíve heard this compared to BrooDoo, but I would compare it to HopSlam. Very nice and intense IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Bottle from Dave...thanks man! Inviting nose of tropical fruits ... citrus, lemon, "green". Appearance makes me a little nervous of its shelf life... low carbonation, little head. Flavor is very green and grassy, moderately bitter, lingering. "Light" body but very sharp hop bite - the perfect combo. Doesnít feel any of the 9.4% ... well done there. This is very good, but a tad one dimensional...I donít have the palate to pull out hop varieties, but it seems pretty straight forward in its schedule. Overall, I could go to this anytime...Very solid, highly enjoyable. Thanks Dave...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
abcfan (726) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Very good IIPA. Aroma full of citrus and malt. Pours a nice yellow/orange color. Very biting finish. Would drink again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3260) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 30, 2009
draft at fiddlers hearth. thanks to the univeristy for paying for this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2702) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2009
bottle, from Samís, Great aroma, alot going on, apricot/peach, grass, lemon/grapefruit, honey. Clean orangy gold color, ok head & lacing. Bitter sweet flavor, More citric than sweet. Medium body, oily creamy mouthfeel, bitter dry finish. Tasty IIPA, Aroma was best part, could sniff it all day, just kept getting all the mentioned scents the whole time, lucious

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Growler sample: Pours a transparent deep golden with a stringy, clingy-lacing white head. Aroma of fresh resiny grapefruity hops and sweet pale malts. Body starts with good fullness and sweet sticky malts with a nice fresh sticky grapefruity hoppiness. Finishes with good bittersweetness and flavoring hops with some lingering grassy bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear amber, light beige head. Aroma is sweet hops, touch of citrus. Flavor is a nice blend of sweet malt, hops and citrus notes. Bitter and sweet on the finish. Solid IIPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Very good. Very bright with butterscotch and bitter, following a nice citrus, especially grapefruit aroma. Easy to find and not too expensive so need to make a point of picking some up another time.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2009
12 oz bottle. Was Interested in this after having Founders Centennial IPA, so an I-IPA is even more interesting to me. Pours a beautiful hazy light golden color with a small white head that dies quickly. Smells of citrus (lemon or grapefruit I believe), and some hops. Tastes of some citrus and light hops, bit of caramel; not too much flavor to this one though. Not that full-bodied, but does leave a citrus aftertaste. Decent, not great. For the price equivalence, Hopslam is much better.


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