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RATINGS: 1591   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2009
Poured hazy gold with fluffy off white head. Big aroma of floral hops. Lots of tangy hop flavor. Some citrus with lots of alcohol in the finish. Dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 18, 2009
12 oz bottle in trade from Tarheels86. Thanks for this one on your first trade. Pinky finger white head that settles quickly and clings to the side of the glass. Bright and hazy amber in color. It has a sharp, but not overpowering IPA hoppy nose. The grapefruit scent is obvious, with hints of lemon. And did I mention the hops? The first taste is sharp and clear. It has a crisp smack. Dry. Still plenty of grapefruit. It becomes malty and tart as it warms in the glass. Itís not gonna warm much as Iím not letting it sit around long. It has a bitterness in the afters that first grabs the top of the back of my throat. Sticky there. It then moves back into the tongue. Fun movement on the palate for this one. Seriously bitter when not drinking.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
roborb (66) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Served in a tulip from a 12 oz bottle. This beer poured a nice golden pale color with a very nice white head. There is a considerable amount of lacing and it smells of citrus, pine and malt. The taste is a mirror image of the smell. The carbonation is medium for the style and very enjoyable. Another high class brew from Founders.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madvike (3044) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Bottle - Pours a hazy, light orange with a small, frothy head that dissapates quickly. Smells of bread dough, malt, and oranges. Taste is malty and bready right off the bat, and then the hops take over and sit on the back of the tongue. Thereís a bit of lingering burn, but not too much. Medium bodied with pleasant carbonation. If this one had a better nose, Iíd like it even more. As it stands, a fine, fine beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biznizness (1121) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Very nice double IPA. Not quite Hopslam. In fact, that was the first thing the guy said at the beer store. And Iím partial to 90 min. So, starting out, we know this is no better than #3. There are others that are better too. Itís good, but not like top 5. Top 10? Perhaps. Itís good, thatís for sure. Pret-ay, pret-ay good.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kjpcards (4) - , Kentucky, USA - MAR 17, 2009 does not count
my first 5. Got this beer at evergreen liquors in lou., KY. pours a true pale (actually almost more towards a golden) with a tight white head. aroma is floral, citrusy, and slightly malty. The citrus and floral characteristics come forward in the taste in the beginning, but the balance is pretty delicate for a IIPA with this much "hoppiness." The malt holds its own until the dry hop finish takes charge. Almost no detectable burn going down. Is this beer really 9.4%?? outstanding

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Bottle. I actually reallly like this one. Smooth, crisp, piney and floral hop flavors without any bitter bite. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (2025) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Thanks to Honkeybra for this one. Crushed with Jakebra. Not as huge of a beer as I expected. Very smooth with some nice bitter hop presence, but I wanted to be knocked on my ass by it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
halfonit (1209) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2009
has a yellow/light gold color. Smells of intense sweet hops. A nice weed smell to this one. Tastes of hops with a little bit of a sweetish undertone. Has a nice bite in the end that makes this an overall pleasant experience.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2009
I bought a single bottle instead of the normal 4 pack. I kind of wish I had bought the 4 pack, but this was a damn good Double IPA. Pours clear gold, with a thin white head. Awesome aroma of citrus hops. Nice bitter flavor. I liked it. Well done.


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