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Founders Dissenter Imperial India Pale Lager - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Dissenter Imperial India Pale LagerFounders Dissenter Imperial India Pale Lager

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Ratings: 1,510
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 68
Gots: 285 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 05-02-2014

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4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of neckbracesub
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DCgolfpro
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brew-Knows
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stephen_Woods
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dukeandduke
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2/20 Bottle - Nice solid golden clean pour with a clean white head. Smelled of orange, lemon, and fruity hops. Tasted somewhat bitter, hoppy which I enjoyed it a lot. Higher carbonation than expected, it good drinking. The beer felt stronger/ more intense afterward than I expected based on the ABV, but clean taste and smooth going down. This is another very good offering by Founders, and I look forward to more pours of this and other offerings down the road

Photo of MHoe
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsutton5
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of pjbfromkc
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TylerKitchens
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.66/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dmgallag
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlbertVogler
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Snow81
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AxiomoixA
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ego
3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

eyes...
the head is jumping out of the bottle like a jack Russel in pursuit, almost three fingers of soapy white asteroid-esqe head (I think I saw han solo hiding in there but I'm not sure), golden straw glowing hue, plenty of carbonation mixes around, lacing is super nice as well as the head retention (barely dropped one finger of height while I spewed out all this blather)

nose...
grainy with hints of orange, dry yeast, slight green hops playing with the orange notes, mild but nice (more like an APA really)

taste etc...
after the first sip I am swept off in a tide of hop after glow that really... really... lingers, slightly fruity, the carbonation kind of kicks in late, this is some ultra smooth ass stuff here, the body has just enough heft to have weight but is light enough to forget you are sipping a near 9% brew, in a way it's non descript with some nice highlights

verdict?
hoppy in the back end, smooth and easy to drink... but for me it was like some movies that won best picture, I get what went into it and how well it is executed, but it just does not speak to me

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4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of warpig372
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Founders Dissenter Imperial India Pale Lager from Founders Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,510 ratings.