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RATINGS: 1598   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Pours hazy with golden color. Aroma of floral hops. Taste of strong citrus hop bite with tons of grapefruit. Biscuit flavor in the finish. Easy drinking and cannot tell it is 9.4%. Was expecting more from this one but it is still very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4577) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Dark and slightly cloudy orange color with a thin head. Strong floral hop aroma, light orange and some caramel malt. Most a strong, bitter and acidic taste. Not a lot of hop flavor, more like evidence of a lot of hops. A little floral on the end. Some biscuit and toasted malt. Well balanced, hides the alcohol well. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adamlangolf (21) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Pours a slightly cloudy goldenrod..hehe. MInimal lacing with a nice staying foam. Smells like itís going to taste great. Subtle pine, citrus and fair smell of alcohol.Drinks with flavors of caramel coated grapefruit and a bitter flavor to overcome the alcohol. Overall a pretty nice but potent brew. More enjoyable then then the 99+ ibu IPAís.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (3883) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Bottle: Poured a hazy orange with a light head. Aroma is piney, citrus, and hops. Taste follows that with a citrus fruit and pine hops flavor. Very enjoyable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
waolsen (1369) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2009
bottle. Thanks Bri. deep golden pour with thin spotty head. big hops, light citrus, pine aroma. fresh. bitter. vey nice balance. sweetness through finish. awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 5, 2009
12oz via trade with BBB63, wow this got a whole lot of ratings quick. Shared with dalekliz and my girlfriend Cyn Pours orange with a bright white head. Nose is fantastic really big hops and pine and citrus. Taste is sweet, and rich with notes of grapefruit, and lots of pine. I like this a lot, this is another big time winner from Founders.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3205) - Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2009
This one is kind of hard to place. Four a double IPA, it really isnít all that hoppy. Thereís no harshness, no resinous hop aroma or flavor, no sticky malt sweetness. Instead, this smells, tastes, and drinks like a moderately hoppy IPA. The malt is full enough to support the hops, but itís actually a little on the dry side. The hops are black pepper and sweet orange, not the normal huge pine or grapefruit. The bitterness is firm, but not harsh or aggressive. This is just too easy drinking for the style, but I really dig the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cavie (4005) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Foggy yellow/orange pour with a light head that dissipates quickly. Very hoppy aroma with several different types of hops apparent on the nose. Mouthfeel is slightly grainy with an almost filmy feel. Hops are present all throughout the drink and is somewhat spicy. The finish is not as bitter as one would expect, nor as dry. As far as Impy IPAs go, this isnít bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 4, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a crystal clear deep golden color. Head was 2 fingers thick and off white in color. Nose of pine cones and maple syrup. Flavor is Full of bitter hops, sweet malts and a touch of booze. A great IIPA from Founders.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fidelis83 (2137) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Pours clear and crisp perfect gold with a creamy 1 finger white head. Aroma is citrus and pine, melon, pineapple, fruit punch Jolly Rancher, a decent amount of caramel, apple, and some burnt sugar. Flavor is caramel, citrus hops, honey, grapefruit, strong grassy hops, some melon and fruit notes. Finish is really grapefruit juicy with a nice clean slightly bitter fade. Palate is medium and slick with a dry but slightly sticky finish.

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