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RATINGS: 1438   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Winter   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Amenta (2) - - FEB 15, 2014 does not count
Very tasty. Good bitterness that lingers on the tongue. Slightly earthy in smell though hops wins out

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
indytoolman (6) - - FEB 10, 2014 does not count
I am no beer expert, I either like a brew or I dont, this brew serves its purpose for me, a decent tasting imperial that has a nice ABV number and gives me a nice smooth finish to the end of my day. I hate to drink the last one, but must move on to the next

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyWolfFloyd (617) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Pen & Paper Log (Nov 2012) Aroma - Piney hops and citrus are the most obvious notes, with some floral notes. Appearance - body is an orange-amber color, liquid somewhat hazy, with a 1" white head. Taste - big hops at work here, but complimented with strong supporting malt. there is also some fruity notes present - grapefruit/peach. Palate - body is medium, the texture oily, carbonation subtle, the finish long and strong on the hoppy bitter index. Iíve yet to come across a Founderís beer that isnít really good. This is just another example.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mmill527 (63) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2014
One of my favorite DIPAs. Great nose, great DIPA hoppy taste. A little more bitter than most Imperials, which is a good thing! Well done Founders!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (380) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2014
Strong sweet floral hops aroma, crystal clear golden colour, almost no head, give it a go!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NBird (290) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2014
Looks.. Clear orange/amber, sml-med head. Smells..piney, resinous, citrus, soapy and floral a bit too, toasty malts. Tastes.. Big and fruity, stone fruit, passionfruit, some orange/tangerine citrus, big malts, some alcohol burn, piney resinous and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (41) - GREECE - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle at home. Orange color with white head. Citrusy hoppy and sweet malty aroma. Fruity taste of hops in balance with malty sweetness with bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
12oz Bottled 5/25/13 A - Pours a golden pale color with a small white head. Nice head and lacing. S - Green dank hops, grapefruit peel, pine sap, sweet ripened apricots, rich malts, almost get an eggy mineral aroma. T - Bittering hops surround a sweet fruity center, ruby red grapefruit, lemon, and stone fruit. Then heavy amounts of pine bleed in with a bitter green bite. The pale malts have a honey sweetness and do their best to balance the bitter green hops. Finishes dry with a lemon herbal bitterness. M - Medium weight but semi viscous at times. Low and slow carbonation. Dry finish. Here is a dank, bitter, circle of hop flavor, kind of DIPA. This has the flavor and bitterness to match. Pale malts hold up so itís not a thin bitter mess like some IPAís Iíve had. This leans the toward green pine and grapefruit hops. Alcohol comes out a bit but works with the finish. This is the best Founders Iíve had to date. Serving type: bottle 08-24-2013

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2014
Real sweet caramel aroma, hiding quite a bit of citrus and resin. Very pale amber with a thin white head, not too cloudy, yeast not very flocculant. Lots of bitterfruit flavours, grapefruit, subtle sweet malt flavours coming through after, almost raisiny. Lots of interesting flavours on the back of the tongue, very smooth mouthfeel and aftertaste. Very nice DIPA, but not as great a beer as their Centennial IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Murky butterscotch from bottle. Average white top. Laced. Big fat aromatics. Malted citrus rind. Pine hits. A little booze up the sinus cavity. Taste is toned down given the big nose. Very malt forward. Orange and grapefruit notes with evergreen cone. Well masked alcohol. Thick mouthfeel. A bitter and dry conclusion. Proper.

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