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RATINGS: 1751   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 112   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Founders most complex, most innovative, most feared and yet most revered ale produced. Massive in complexity the huge malt character balances the insane amount of alphas used to create this monster. More IBUs than any brewery has documented, more than you would believe and dry-hopped for twenty-six days straight with a combination of 10 hop varieties. Dangerously drinkable and deliciously evil. We dare you to dance with the Devil. 112 IBUs

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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rdixon77 (2517) - Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2013 Intense Imperial IPA...but amazingly drinkable for 12%. copper color with just a little head. Malty and hoppy aroma. Not too sweet, well balanced with a huge hop profile. I couldn’t believe the enjoyable mouthfeel for such a huge IPA. Great stuff, as usual for Founders.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mice (892) - FINLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Hazy, red brown beer with mediun light beige head. Aroma is very strong with malts, caramel and wood. Taste has malts, grape, wood and alcohol. Strong citrus bitterness, which still stays in balance. Full body. Nice, quite special.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (659) - HONG KONG - FEB 20, 2017
Bought from 啤酒阿姨 in Shanghai. Drank w Matt at home. Pours a ruby red-brown with a medium sudsy off-white head. Smells of flat sweet crystal malt; lots of fig, plum and candied fruit; thick and sharp and a bit spicy; toasty slightly nutty bread; booze; dry peppery resin. Taste is heavy herbal resin bitterness; sharp and sweet; boozy; dry finish. Body is quite thick, a bit sharp, moderately bitter. One year old bottle that tastes and smells musty. Lots of malt, resin and booze but a little sharp and thick and unbalanced.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (745) - HONG KONG - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle from 啤酒阿姨 in Shanghai at home in HK. Dark copper amber pour with dense persistent white head. Aroma is candied dark fruit, oily resin, nutty malt. Not so fresh unfortunately but still interesting. Slightly barleywine-ish. Taste is similar to other giant IPAs, which arent usually my favorite. Huge boozy bitter bite, dark fruit, heavy sweet bready malt in the background. Palate definitely heavy but not too syrupy. Lasting tingly bitter boozy burn. Good but wouldnt get again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (531) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Cloudy copper pour with a small off white head. Loads of pine, citrus, pineapple... all cranked up to an intense level. Thick, chewy caramel malts. Massive lingering bitter finish... a bit too bitter for my tastes to be honest.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (1179) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2017
Bottle at home. Deep amber with a white head. Strongly hopped. Lots of sweet caramel malt. Lasting bitter sweet finish. Robust. Lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlazerT (855) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Perfectly balanced heavy malty character (mainly based on caramel) with strong hoppy profile. Highly drinkable, ABV is perfectly hidden. Hoppy aroma are moderately piney and citrus (oranges). In overall very chewy, oily, sweet and hoppy bastard. Very good brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (758) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle at home (bb 10 May 2017). Pours hazy amber with almost no head. Aroma of sweet bready malts, piney resiny hops. Taste is heavy bitter, over moderate sweet, harsh resiny bitter and sweet malty aftertaste. Very nice, would love to try this fresh.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ronritter (344) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2017
on tap dark amber color white head taste is grapefruit, caramel, hops, resin, pine. Bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (2763) - Asturias, SPAIN - JAN 23, 2017
On tap @El coleccionista , Gijn 23/01/2017. Color amarillo oscuro, sabor maltoso caramelo, resinoso, amargo.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlihcsnatas (678) - Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2017
Got this sampler bottle some time back and well it got pushed back and forgotten. Today I was going through my beer fridge and found it. Being 12% it should still be good after sitting for 8 months. Amber with small head that lingers. At first smell it was pine but then more citrus followed by fruit and many other aromas. Taste was a blast of hops followed by the alcohol. Really tried to pick out the malt but it was just too hidden. Seriously interesting IPA and this summer hope to get more than just one and have it while it is summer. Might be even better only a month or two old rather than eight.


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