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RATINGS: 1490   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattmc1973 (477) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2009
12 oz bottle, poured into a tulip glass. Color is pale orange, a bit cloudy but semi-translucent. Thin ring of white foam, leaving light lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, hops, and pine. Taste is hoppy, with citrus (lemon and grapefruit) and pine. A bit of sweet malt, but not as much as Hopslam. Mild carbonation, smooth and quenching. A very nice DIPA, I find it to be a bit more drinkable than Hopslam. Another great beer from Founders, they’re the model of consistency!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2363) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Thin head of white bubbles. Strong lemon aroma with lots of succulent and resinous hops. And a bit of cat urine. As is warms a bit of mild cheddar cheese peeps it head out. Color is a hazy medium golden orange. Strong roasty bitterness in the flavor. Grapefruit, roasted red peanut skins, more lemon and lots of resinous hops. Noticable alcohol presence but extremly drinkable and goes down way too easy. Finishes sprucy bitter and lingering grainyness. A damn good IIPA. I might have to make this a regular in my house.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2009
12oz bottle thanks to the blaw and slaw (melissa and josh)..... pours a semi-transparent medium apple brown pour with a soapy white head.... aroma was abound with citrus and flowery hop notes.... flavors were much along the same profile. sharp citrus notes with a moderate malt profile. botter citrus peel in the finish. def a good match between this and hopslam but i think i prefer the bells just a point more. still very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornfield (5460) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Bottle from Binny’s Beverage Depot, Orland Park, Illinois: The color surprized me, a bright yellow body capped by a respectable head. Lots of lace. The aroma was pungent and had an earthy bitterness - sure sign of many a hop. With time, I caught some pine, yellow grapefruit, citrus zest, and a touch of tangy tropical fruit. A sweetness that I imagine came from the malt trickled out from time to time. There’s some serious up front bitterness in the flavor, a splash of pale malt sweetness in the middle, and then a surge of the hop tastes, reflective from the nose, that lasted through the finish. Very nice and well appreciated by this unrepentant hop-head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CelticBrew (752) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Pours a transparent golden-orange with a small soapy white head. The aroma was of pine nose with a little resin and a heavy dose of exoticism (mango, guava, grapefruit, and orange) from the heavenly hop side. The flavour was strong with an upfront pine bite, followed by subtle grapefruit and strong pineapple finish. The pineapple lends a sweeter brew as a result. The alcohol is very well hidden. Overall,, exceptional beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Bottle courtesy of fiver29. Pours a dark gold with a 2 finger foamy off-white head that leaves nice lacing. The nose is fresh citrus and sweet malt. The taste is caramel upfront with tart grapefruit and lemon rind dominating followed by a big resin finish. Medium creamy mouth feel. Amazingly no alcohol it detecting so I was very surprised to see it’s 9.4%! Very good. Thanks John!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Pours a cloudy orange body with bubbly white head. Huge, bitter citrus hops with sweet malt fading in the background. Surprisingly low alcohol presence. Real sticky, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoshuaB (474) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2009
An insane quenchable double IPA. Explosion of citrus with a crisp and importantly not too sweet malt finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RedXIII (127) - Powell, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Founders does it again. Not quite dark enough in color, but that is one of its few flaws. Massive aromas and flavors of lemon and grapefruit citrus, bitter hops, pine. Some sweet malt in the body for balance. Bitter finish sticks to your palate and goes down very smooth. Alcohol is masked beautifully. If you like Hop Slam you need to get this stuff too. Find it, drink it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2009
12oz bottle from Archer Liquors. Pours clear golden with nice one finger white head. Aroma is straight fruity citrus and hops. Flavor is grapefruit, fruity citrus, hops, some sweet malt. Finishes bitter with light alcohol burn. Nice lacing and drinkabililty is insane. Could use more hops but is a nice balance heavy citrus IIPA. Like this better than hopslam. This is like Harvest Ale x 1.5.

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