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RATINGS: 1757   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 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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4.2
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2009 Sampled at Dark Lord Day 09. Amber pour with some light head. Big hoppy aroma which is surprising because of the age on this one. Nice, caramel malt flavor with a big dose of resinous hops.Big, thick mouthfeel. Totally awesome. Re-Rate: Fresh bottle, 7/2/09. Dark, ruddy amber pour with basically no head. Absolutely huge nose. Insanely bitter hops. Heavy, strong caramel malt. Flavor is strong and bitter, some malt somewhere in there behind the assault of hops. Big, chewy mouthfeel. The tongue is nearly paralyzed by the bitterness of this one. Loved it.

3.9
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle. Dark ruddy honey-amber with a thin beige head that diminishes quickly but never quite subsides and leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is honey and citrus, resinous hops, extremely fruity, and caramel. Flavor is very sweet up front, fruity and citric around the sides, caramel malt, brown sugar, some vanilla, pine and grapefruit, and quite a bit of alcohol that presents itself as a sort of woodiness . Palate is visibly thick and resinous, chewy, and a bitter burn lingers significantly. Very good and very reminiscent of a barley wine.

3.6
fonefan (49369) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 14, 2009
Bottle 355ml.
Unclear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, light beige head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, caramel, heavy hoppy, pine, orange. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20081122]

3.4
Chia (42) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - APR 13, 2009
little to know head, viscus layer of small bubbles. pours a butterscotch golden color. nose is boosy butterscotch bitter orange peel. taste lasts a little boosy flavor full bodied ipa.

4.3
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2009
Self control is harder at times then others. Bottle from Feb. 08. Huge malt on the nose now more then the hops last year. However, considering how many IBU’s this guy was brewed with you can still yes still taste the strong hop flavor in there. Pours a beautiful golden brown color with minimal head as I did a slow pour into a chalice to give this guy some extra air. I have noticed though now that the malt is coming out more very nice and the beer is showing more characteristics of a barleywine. Lots of fruit, hops and malt in the flavor as well as the nose. Full and fuller bodied, you can chew this if you want and stays on your palate well a very long time. Not for the faint of heart. This is aging very well and we will see how it does for years to come.

4.2
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2009
Bottle from beerandT. Pours a cloudy rich amber color with a sticky white head. Tons of lacing. Tons of hops, caramel malt, citrus, and some bready notes. This is quite the unique beer. It is chewy as hell and while its hoppy it also is very malty and fruity. Mouthfeel is amazing. Quite a drinking experience.

3.9
jeremytoni (3058) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2009
From a bottle poured brown with a fair amount of head. Nice hoppy, toasty flavor with a lasting finish.

4.1
dmschefke (575) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Pours a brown amber with small white head. Aroma of complex hops, caramel, and strong malt. First taste is surprisingly sweet, but not overpowering. More taste is of alcohol, pine, and caramel. Definitely a brew I a going to have to try again.

3.8
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Bottle. Poured a dark/ muddy amber color with small white head. Aroma of lots of malt, pine, hops, caramel, and fairly sweet. Very candy sugar like, with pine, citrus, bread, and strong alcohol. Sticky thick mouth feel and long lasting taste. The first Triple IPA and enjoyed...

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StusBrew (2) - USA - MAR 1, 2009 does not count
At the Indiana Microbrewers’ Festival my buddy and I got the first two glasses! Hoppy, touch of sweet, very fragrant. A very deep beer.


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