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Founders Imperial IPA

Founders Imperial IPA
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neepsntatties (1713) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2015
On tap. Color...pitch black with a massive tan head. Nose..deep, dark chocolate, bonfire ash, burnt molasses and vanillin. Palate...full, opulent and coating with plenty of oaky bitterness, and mounds of bittersweet chocolate. The mid palate is dry, earthy and loamy with cassis and and toasted hazelnuts. The finish is lengthy, mildly bitter and oozing with cocoa mass.

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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (3982) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OzarkElmo (315) - 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

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtw (1153) - 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.

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