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RATINGS: 1740   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (46057) - 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]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (41884) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy deep orange to amber with a fully gone head. Dense pinewood hoppy aroma. Solid sweet malty at first but with a very intense dark hoppy flavour following. Quite dominant and almost overempowering. Solid roasted caramel malt for base providing some decent counter balance to this.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (35665) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2005
A hazy amber beer with a small disappearing orange head. The aroma is super hoppy - with lots of alfa acid - lovely but overpowers any other aromas. The flavor is like chewing on fresh hops giving the impression of lots of alfa acids, hop oil, and a bitter end. Nice one.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
joergen (26658) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2005
Bottled. Clear orange coloured with an off white head. Sweet fruity aroma with lots of aroma hops. Sweet fruity flavour with lots of hops. Long hoppy aftertaste. Fantastic. Thanks to Engelsmann for sharing this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25691) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2016
Bottled. Copper colour, small slightly off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts, some fruits, mild toffee and resiny notes with mild sweet alcohol as well. Flavour is quite strong on the floral and fruity bitterness, but also has some sweet malts, mild alcohol as well as some nutty and slight spicy notes to it as well. Big brew, but still very balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2005
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Beautiful, dark amber - almost yellowish brown head. Fat aromas of alcohol and hops. Extremely potent body, lots of sweetness and caramel on a bed of hops, hops, hops. And hops. 200+ IBUs, 10 different hop varieties and dry-hopped in 26 days is extreme by any standard. 240705

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (24427) - Malm, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle @ Chrisos Pre-GBBF Shindig 13. Pours an amber orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity piney hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (23271) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
29th August 2009
Hazy deep red-amber beer. Light silky palate. Immediate alcohol aniseed and rich bitter hops. Lingering rich malt and a long bitter hop aftertaste. An intense IPA with some barleywine character. Carbonated bite to finish. Marvelous!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (22432) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Draft at Birreria Paradiso. Variegated honey color, thick white head, massive lacing. Aroma of subtle leeks. Taste of caramel and straw, very smooth and tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (22382) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2016 Bottle at home ... thanks to Ken for this bonus ... hazy dark copper ... big foam head ... sweet woody toffee malts ...sweet caramel ... very oddd ... quite woody ... lots of hops ... some of that american pale ale hop ... lots of pine ..oily ... ok but nothing to write home about. Bottle at home .. golden amber .. thin white lacing ... soft fruit .. juicy floral fruit nose ... long passion .. big sweet caramel toffee fruit .. big spangles 3.1


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