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RATINGS: 1726   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 112   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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 alpha’s used to create this monster. More IBU’s 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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MrDick (381) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 2, 2010
I found this hidden away in my cellar. Unfortunately, it’s probably been there too long (possibly over four years). Poured a dark amber with very little head. There’s still a lot of yeast sediment in the bottom of the bottle, but I think that the sugar took over this bottle. Flat body and really sweet. The hops are gone. It’s still tasty if you like flat barleywine. So if you have a bottle, don’t sit on it - drink it now!

4.7
donttreadonme (91) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2010
I’m stunned this gets the rating it does. I found it at some beer lovers bar in Pittsburgh, had been wanting to try it for 2+ years (they don’t sell it in Chicagoland, they clearly didn’t pay off Daley) - and despite the $10 for a flippin’ bottle - I actually thought it was worth it! Granted, some dives charge $5 or $6 for Miller Chelada. Anyhow - just intense hop gloriousness, nice alcohol punch to the face - would a sixer out the door at this place run me $60? That’d be hard to justify on my expense account.

4
BrooHa (121) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2010 Received in trade with Jdskinns (thanks Jari!) Dark ruby hue with slight off-white head. Heavy smell of hops balanced well with strong malt smell. Full bodied. Initially sharp with sweetness in the middle (caramel, "jolly rancher"?). A little dry and bitter again in the finish, which is nice. 12% ABV hidden VERY well! Aweseome!

3.7
Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2010
This poured a dark orange color with a beige head. Aroma was lots of sweet malts, as well as lots of citrus hops, and alcohol. Flavor was a bit of a let down from the aroma, very sweet and cloying malt, a good bit of hop flavor, but not enough to balance out the loads of malt and alcohol.

4.1
Brandman (2964) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2010
355 ml bottle. Hops take over in aroma, very piny hoppy. Some caramalt aroma, quite strong actually, but stays under the hoppy scent. Some citrus / grapefuit notes as well. Very bitter, all the IBUs are present, but alcohol is well hidden. Sweet caramel malt taste is present all the time and despite the exaggerated IBU’s and alcohol the beer is well balanced. Another? Anytime.

4.1
jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2011 12oz bottle @Tampa Wkly Gathering @BT Thanks to to my friend Markwise-pours a disappearing off white head and amber color. Aroma is sweet resin, some medium malt. Taste is sweet resin, some medium malt, alcohol. ************110209- ’08 @Tampa Wkly Gathering @TampaPourhouse 12oz bottle Thanks Ibrew2or3’s sister-molasses, resin BW 4.1

4.4
BeerFanDan17 (1122) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - MAR 2, 2010
does the job as a triple ipa... Super flavorful with dark citrus notes... 12oz bottle

3.9
rosenbergh (11950) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2016 12 oz bottle. From the US. Thanks Brandman!
Hazy light red colour with tiny off-white head. Fruity bitter hoppy aroma with resin, grapefruit and soap. Darkish fruity extremely bitter hoppy flavour with resin, grapefruit and liquorice. Long lasting bitter aftertaste. 12% cannot be tasted. Great Double IPA.

Draught at the Artturi, Tampere, Finland.
Cloudy reddish amber color with a tiny off-white head. Strong hops, resin, sweet sugar and mild alcohol in the aroma. Strong hops, moderate bitterness, alcohol and dryness in the flavor. Moderately bitter aftertaste.

4
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Bottle at Nachbar in Louisville. Pours red/amber and fairly thick. Has a pungent resinous quality to the nose. Pine sap with some candy caramel notes. The flavor is very hoppy and bitter but also has a distinct sweetness to it from the malts. A bite from the high alcohol is noticable but does not diminish the drinkability, which is, like they say, pretty dangerous. Excellent sticky mouthfeel. Feels like it coats your mouth in bitter, hoppy wondefulness. Not only is the label one of the coolest on the market, this is a very good beer.

4.2
zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2010
(bottle - 12 oz) Orange pour with a thick off-white head. Tons of hops and citrus in the aroma. Almost impossible to pick out any one in particular. Loaded with citrus and floral notes as well. Flavor is an explosion of citrus and flowery hops. Smooth and sweet with a bitter and peppery flavor coming through at the end. Incredibly thick and chewy. Alcohol is hidden well.


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