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Founders Imperial IPA
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
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Offered for a limited time on tap at the brewery only. Loaded with hops, creating a potent drink with respect to both alcohol and hop aroma/flavor.


4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hollabus (3) - - JUL 27, 2014 does not count
This was a great tasting IPA. Loved the color, aroma was good, overall a good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2317) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2011
Orange, demarera and hops on nose, big dry hoppy bite with citrus returning in a huge dry hop and alcohol finish. Stunning stuff!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OzarkElmo (295) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2009
On tap June 16, 2009. Orange brown with moderate head mostly diminishing. Tasty with alcohol, very potent. I prefer regular IPAs

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drunkysersose (18) - Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2009
This is now the Double Trouble. It is a tasty and potent well balanced IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Descent IIPA, had late in my round of drinking at Founders, so it may have taken away a little from this brew. Very grapefruity, some pineyness, huge hops. Alcohol makes itself qutie noticeable, but still pretty rock solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2004
amber brown, syrupy look...thin white head....very hoppy, grapefruit flavor is abudant, very piney and citrusy, with a slight toasted flaver....good beer overall

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2004
My notes aren’t very clear on this one ... I had sampled many others prior so take with a grain of salt. Dark amber in color with a quickly diminishing head. Nice hoppiness amd lots of it. A little too syrupy. Still a very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 15, 2004
growler form brewery, hop / alcohol nose, clear brown / amber body with a white ring of a slightly lacey head, flavor has a hoppy intenseness, with an alcohol finish, a good iipa that still has a little ways to go to reach perfection.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtw (1087) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2004
draft at 2004 MSBF. small light brown head on an amber body. average malt profile, but super-hoppy candy-like aroma. tons of hops--i would venture to guess that it is hoppier than DFH 90 minute IPA, but less balanced. good beer nonetheless.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - AUG 1, 2004
Draft at MBG fest. Ruby orange color. Small thin head. Hoppy aroma with slight malt aroma. Taste of malt and quick hop astringency. Tasty.


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