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RATINGS: 1572   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2339) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2013 Iím a sucker for this one. Sunburst-orange and copper; fat, chunky lace and a voluptuous head. Amazingly aromatic, tropical and citrusy. Pineapple, grapefruit, mango, tangerine with floral, leafy, and piney hops. Light pepper spice from the hops on the palate, along with strong pineapple and nectarine flavors. Mild grassy and onion-like notes in the finish. Barely any malt - this beer is not balanced, but in the most beautiful way. Sticky, wet finish, high carbonation. Great beer, so drinkable for the ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4099) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle. Golden and slightly bitter. Lots of complex flavours burst out the bottle. As good as I expected and worth trying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackafholmes (370) - - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle from hop hideout, sheffield. Pale orange ale with small white head. Aroma is fruity with Orange peel and grapefruit. Taste is brilliant crisp dry bitterness. My respect for founders is gaining speed, probably the best major brewery in usa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1871) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a white head. Light tangerine aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Nice hit of bitterness - just a touch if sticky sweetness. Light caramel, pine, woody resin, lemon... Nice balance. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kirk36 (155) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Strong willed ipa. Not syrupy enough to qualify as a double ipa. Certainly strong enough alcohol wise. Straight head while drinking this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mjp12 (444) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
A fantastic IPA, floral, hoppy sherbet notes on the nose, there is enough malt to give a thick mouthfeel, much thicker than most DIPAs, but then the hops come to the fore again on the finish. Very easy drinking for its 9.4%, you could happily tackle a few pints of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (771) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Hazy gold topped by a medium-sized rocky beige head. Citrus hop nose. Big bitter hops right in your face. Huge alcohol presence. Not for the faint of heart. Finish is dry and bitter. Nuff said.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (4247) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2014
355ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Drunk because I am in double trouble tonight... Maybe a bottle of dog house would be more appropriate... Pours clear pale gold, thin white head. Aromas are resin, citrus, pot pourri. Taste is oily, bitter, sweet too. Lots of oily resin hops. Chewy. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2309) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Pours copper-gold with a big grapefruit hop aroma. The flavor is hugely bitter. Those hops are of course good though Iím thinking itís out of balance even for the style. There is a little sweetness in there with something that reminded me of brown sugar. Of course it has that long bitter IIPA finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MHOSKINS (78) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 10, 2014
A very enjoyable beer from Founders. Smooth with a bitter finish. A great double IPA! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerbierbiere (9) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2014 does not count
Huge hop monster. This bad boy does the trick everytime. Love how easy drinking it is despite how much alcohol is in there.

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