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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.


Concealer's rating

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Concealer (881) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Pours a nice golden orange from the bottle with a clean, creamy white head. Smells of grapefruit/citrus with earthy pine notes. Taste is a sweet citrus and malt front with a good hoppy bite at the end.


3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (871) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Light fruity and hoppy smell, def an IPA smell though, taste is also fruity but too much on citrus hops in my opinion...not an IPA fan though, bold flavor which I’d good, but too much...too hoppy for me

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jdoc9022 (7) - Short Hills, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2015 does not count
Overall one of the best in it's category. Love the fact it's not too over powering.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tekstr1der (101) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Hazy golden pour with thin, clingy white top. Grapefruit nose with fresh bread too . Citrus hops in flavor, perfectly balanced with malt in the end. Smoothest finish is remarkable. No trace of alcohol in such a big brew. Wish it was slightly more aromatic.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickReallyBrew (43) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2015
This is definitely a nice subtle high octane Double IPA. I did not detect high octane level purportedly associated with this brew. Nor did it live up to the hop-noxious description. That is not meant to deter from the overall quality and drinkability, if I can borrow such a self deprecating label. This bier was smooth and delicious. The alcohol level was indeed subtle, perhaps because the hops were a bit understated in relation to the delicious malt character. This beer is a Cadilac, not a Corvette. It is excellent, big and luxurious. If you compare it to some of the W Coast brews, like Green Flash, it will come up a little less hoppy and Flashy. But it is bigger, has as much under the hood, and gets you there in comfort and without sparing quality. I like it. I like it a lot!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (2868) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Draft at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Slight haze gold, white cream. Grapefruit resin. Balanced sweet thick hops. Malt back but citrus resin in body. Firm. Great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dukeandduke (97) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
2/16/15 (Bottle) - Strong blonde pour with minimal head. Aroma was distinctly orange and lemon, two favorite flavors. Beer somewhat bitter, tastes strong going down and I enjoyed the taste. Texture is lighter and smooth, carbonation minimal. Overall, it’s a very good beer and I look forward to future bottles and other Founders offerings.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinfull (969) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Orange color , nice off-white head. Aroma of pine , fruits , caramel. Juicy taste with notes of pine and tropical fruits. Pleasant , long-lasting ,hoppy bitterness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shot (197) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy reddish gold with a half-inch white head. Aromas of apricot, citrus, pine and grassy notes. Flavors are subtle butterscotch, stone fruit, biscuit, grassy notes and muted bitter citrus with some herbal tones. Creamy mouthfeel. High ABV, but it’s not readily detectable. Exceptional!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours orange amber, nose is resinous, pine, orange, taste is similar, juicy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doofgoblin (391) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2015
This lunker will certainly give you some trouble at 9.4%. The aroma is piney and faintly floral--nice! Taste is big with tons of hop juiciness that is nearly swaddled by the malt cloak. Appearance is nice and hazy with a fleeting head but nice lacing. Finish is massive and resolute. Overall, it superb and flavorsome.


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