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RATINGS: 1592   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (499) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 9, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2013 Not as overwhelmingly bitter as, say, Sierra Nevadaís Hoptimum. Founders goes for a more balanced approach. I mean, itís still pretty bitter and strong, but itís very drinkable for the style. Some quenching citrus notes in the finish. A little malty sweetness, which adds a mellowing effect. Pretty damn good if you ask me.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Franckg (338) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
Very resinous and high presence of alcohol. Hint of toffee and not so hoppy, Very long bitterness. Not the best dipa iíve had

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skatanarchy (75) - - APR 17, 2015
파운더스 브루어리-더블& 임페리얼IPA 9.4%ABV 시트러스의 시작, 달콤한 몰티감의 바디, 비터한 테일 삼박자가 9.4도의 고도수에서 딱딱딱 맞아떨어진다. 잘짜낸 임페리얼 IPA. 더블트러블인 만큼 로고를 위아래 바꾸면 할아범이 할멈으로 변신! 신세계스러운 경험은 없는 모범생 스타일의 맥주, 렉싱턴,켄터키 https://twitter.com/MaekJuBot

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (901) - 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 Iíd 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 (10) - Short Hills, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2015
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 (110) - 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 (54) - 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 (2906) - 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 (116) - 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, itís 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 (992) - 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 (206) - 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 itís not readily detectable. Exceptional!


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