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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: 1,483
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 63
Gots: 274 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 05-02-2014

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Photo of Kelp
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of batt6343
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mark_in_Brklyn
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chilly_E
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TBoneJones
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pilsner glass poured: Very clear golden body, thin appearance, frothy white header, little visible carbonation and decent lacing.
Smells hoppy and grainy and fantastic. Floral, fruit of cherry/ pineapple, pilsner malts, peanut-butteresque dank resin. No detectable alcohol.
Taste is grain and mineral with a healthy balance of dank hops flavoring, with biscuit and just a hint of the fruit-laden nose, and with the extra bitterness that usually follows well-hopped beers. Subtle burn at the end, but clean sipping throughout.
Smooth and crisp. Medium body, somewhat dry finish.
Overall, a superb Founders limited brew that has a bitter, earthy, fruit-hinted hop-bite, and sips quite well despite it seeming at times to exceed the 8.7% abv. as labeled. To me it seems a fine line between a DIPA and an IPL (as this is labeled). Dissenter's hop profile reminds me of Stone's Enjoy By. That's a great thing.

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

Photo of jrs3994243
3.52/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

A: poured into a pilsner glass to a fairly hazy yellow topped by a finger of dense white head that retains well
S: smells of citrus, pine, orange marmalade and a light honey sweetness. slightly resinous
T: taste is citrus rind, pine oil, a little orange, slight bready malt and some faint sweetness hop resin as well. swallow is a little orange marmalade, and more resinous pine and citrus
M: lighter side of medium on the palate with slightly prickly carbonation. The finish on this beer is oily hops and is overall refreshing
O: This is a great IPL. Great hop flavors and the malt struggles to balance. decent complexity and a solid mouthfeel as well. Not a lot of clarity but I won't hold that against it. If you like clean hoppy beers this is a good one to try.

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

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

Photo of InspectorBob
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DA84
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Quint_P
4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent beer. Great hops, awesome aroma.

Photo of Mirthrandir
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cb8282
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephens101
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden yellow with a sprightly white head. Smells vociferous with pine, melon, and citrus zest. Tastes of more citrus and other light fruits. Slight chalk and cracker in the middle. Full on pine in the finish. Has a medium, well-rounded body. Alcohol asserts itself in the end. A grand example in a style that shouldn't work but does.

Photo of Thecasehead
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of N_Overholt
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lilsmizzul1225
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

An interesting concoction from Founders in a relatively new style: the India Pale Lager. It's hoppy and bitter in the beginning like an IPA but the maltiness comes in and mellows it out on the finish like a real lager. Fairly good and worth a try!

Photo of TonyY
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RDW
4.59/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fossage78
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MrJuengling
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Founders Dissenter Imperial India Pale Lager from Founders Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,483 ratings.