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RATINGS: 1492   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.


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4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsk79 (25) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Poured on tap at the Winking Lizard Columbus. Pours gold, no haziness, head quickly dissipated. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, floral. Taste is grapefruit with some sweet, maybe honey. Lots of hop bitterness and slight alcohol. Very good DIPA, very similar to Hopslam. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (450) - Louisiana, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Appearance: pours with a small white head, the beer has a very slight haze to it, golden in color Aroma: faint grass, biscuit, pretty faint, citrus Taste: very bitter throughout, basically a hop bomb, has some alcohol coming thru but not bad for the abv, citrus is there Palate: lively carbonation, bitter aftertaste, lighter mouthfeel Overall: this is a bitterness bomb, the malt is hidden away and you really get the hops front and center, could use more hop flavors besides the bitterness, still a very good beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamP01 (547) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Pours copper amber with a thin white head. Aroma is floral citrus hops, some grapefruit with a pungent notes, some orange marmalade as well. Taste is sweet caramel malt followed by some citrus fruity notes, grapefruit and earthy hops. Palate is a medium to full body, smooth goes down easy, good carbonation. Finish is a combination of sweet bitter caramel malt, fruity and some lingering earthy grapefruit pungent, tangy hops. Alcohol seems well behaved. Overall a very good, full flavored, easy on the palate DIPA

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydslip (162) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Orange beer with a thin white head that disappears quickly. Hoppy nose of grapefruit pith, pine resin, and floral notes. Flavor is a more powerful version of the same--super hoppy with a resinous aftertaste that lingers. Solid effort from Founders, but with so many IPAs out there these days, only the truly exceptional distinguish themselves anymore, and this is not one of them.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jflopsu (505) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Pours a clear gold with light white head. A citrus and floral hop aroma. Taste is starts with sweet malt and citrus hops, some floral, and a pine taste. A nice bitter aftertaste from the hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luvystypotables (560) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Aroma of dried fruit and citrus. Caramel color with out much of a head. Taste of malt and hops, traces of fruit. Oily feel with a fairly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malkyore (167) - - JUL 25, 2014
This is pretty good I like it more than most of the other founders ipas. I like the hoppiness but it’s a little generic for something that comes in a 4 pack...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barnoloid (139) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2014
This is a dank, resiny, oily slick double IPA. Big malt on the front end with a bitter, bitter finish. An enjoyable beer, but at 9%+ taking down more than one would be a struggle.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jabic (410) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Ar: Resin and lemon - rose, perfume - clean cracker malt. Ap: Pale orange, clear - medium white head with good retention, leaves a thick foam cap. T: Clean malt sweetness, grainy - grapefruit and orange - lemon and pine - resin - high bitterness, very clean - rosy, clean alcohol - a little mossy - finish is pine, clean malt, warming alcohol, and lingering bitterness. P: Medium body with high carbonation - finish is dry. O: Solid 2XIPA - malt is clean and light, showcases the hops - nice blend of floral, piney, and citrus flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dal9000 (168) - Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Pours a golden amber with thin head. Immediate taste of malt followed 2 seconds later of earthy hops that stay with you long long after you swallow. Then the hops actually build when you swallow again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (518) - - JUL 24, 2014
Draft at Founders. Pours a clear yellowish gold. Aroma and taste are citrus and some grapefruit.


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