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RATINGS: 1742   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Not much aroma, probably would be better with warming. For a tripple IPA it was suprisingly easy to drink. These type of beers are over the top. Like a substitute for Jim Beam or Jack! That being said. I am a hophead so I liked it but would onlt drink it once in awhile. Smooth, bitter, and syrupy. Recomended if you if you are a hardcore hophead.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Piney aroma like a Christmas tree. Filmy head which dissolved into a small head in the middle of my pint glass. Powerful rich flavor. There is no hiding that this is high ABV. But they have done a great job in blending the alcohol and flavor.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2009
Pours an amber color with a thin off-white ring which leaves a few rainy streaks of lacing. Aroma is intense hops - spruce, pineapple and some subdued malts. Taste is rather thick with lots of pineapple and piney hops, and light caramel malts. Very well balanced and smooth for being 12 abv. A very solid IIPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Largiari (10) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2009
12oz bottle. Scents of orange peel, and sweet pine. Murky, cloudy, burnt orange hue, with light lacing. Looks like an IPA with my name written all over it. In other words, beautiful. This beer is filled with flavor from start to finish, and it lingers on and on. Bitter hops and rich, gooey maltiness sits on your tounge even after it hits your belly, leaving you craving for more. I cant believe this beer is 12%abv, the alcohol is completely hidden... ...until you stand up. Whoa!!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MeadMe (1635) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2009
A: This one has the color of an amber ale. A wonderful red kind of murky color. It has lots of bubbles racing to the top, and leaves some lacing as I consumed it. S: Hops anyone? This baby is kicking out the smell of fragrant citrus and pine with a nice sweet touch. T: Hop Heads rejoice, this one has kick. This beer is on the verge of being a barley wine. It has a wonderful hop kick which is married to a wonderful sweetness that hides just below the hops. It finishes with the sting of the alcohol and at 13% ABV its for good reason. M: Thick and syrupy. This baby goes down like honey. This would be the ultimate winter IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2009
12 oz bottle from the Four Firkins. Orangish/brown pour, foamy white head. Aroma is slightly hoppy, very malty. Flavor and finish are both big malty and sweet with a touch of bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2009
This stuff is real thick. Pours a viscous red brown with lots of haze and a thin white head. Caramel malt aroma with lots of grain. Thick floral and pine hops. Sweet nutty malt flavor. Quickly finishes with tons of hops. Very heavy but good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meatmallet (126) - Salem, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Appearance: Hazy deep copper color with a thin off white head. Smell: Very good you can smell the bitter hops right away. Grapefruit and floral hops with lots of malt and some honey. Taste: Sweet and bitter at the same time. The first sip brings quite a bit of warming. Lots of sweet caramel malt and hop flavor. Mouthfeel/drinkability: Has a great aftertaste. The bitter hops stick to the tongue quite a long time. Light carbonation and a medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
41cubs (250) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2009
For the times when you say I want a little complexity with my wicked buzz. Smells like candied peaches, cured meats and alcohol. Flavor has great sweet alcohol bite that you yearn for on a cold night. Like rum cake made with cheap rum and pit fruits. The hops come at the finish with a rush of bitterness at the end that lingers awhile. Hits the spot for a very specific niche but is very hot to handle. Thank You Founders. 12 oz.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Pours a murky bruised peach-amber with a thin, creamy light beige head. Aroma is huge caramel, lots of citrus hops, light woodiness, a hint of berry candy, light toasted granola and sweet hay. As it warms more ethanol, caramel and light fruity notes come out. Flavor is dark caramel,toasted granola, a hint of honey, a nice bright pine note - like somebody put the whole tree through a chipper and made a beer with it - seems very fresh and lightly woody, ethanol, light toffee, a touch of mango, roasted nuts. As it warms more ethanol, some floral honey and lighter citrus notes come out. Finishes with lightly bitter citrus, pine, some grassiness a hint of wood and a sweet caramel, toffee, tropical fruit salad backbone. Palate is creamy on entry, lightly carbonated and still fairly creamy to the finish, slightly sticky and oily on the lips, it fits the profile wonerfully. This stuff is pretty amazing, I really wish it was a little more fresh, I dont know how old this is exactly but I would imagine it would be even more amazing right out of the bottling line.


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