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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: 1,528
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 72
Gots: 292 | 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)

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Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 05-02-2014

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Ratings: 1,528 | Reviews: 190
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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3.13/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - 4/5
Pours a nice golden-orange-amber color. Extremely clear. About 1 finger of slightly beige foam head. A small amount of carbonation can be seen rising slowly to the top.

Smell - 3.5/5
Pine citrus hops, lemon, another flavor I can't pick out. Basically it smells like an IPA. I assume the lager-ness will come out more in the taste.

Taste - 2.75/5
Still taste like an IPA. Pine citrus flavors, and the beer is kinda syrupy and has a weirdly sweet taste. Don't really like it. I know there is a difference in how the brewing happens for an IPA vs. and IPL, but you could have told me this was an IPA and I would have been none the wiser. Kinda disappointed, was hoping for something more lager-y.

Mouthfeel - 3/5
Fairly syrupy, though the sip crisps up near the end. Medium-bodied. Light to medium carbonation. Quite bitter, but still fairly smooth.

Overall - 3.25/5
I was not really a big fan of this beer. My best succinct description of it would be "a syrupy IPA".

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Had this on 2015-03-07 in Clarksville, IN from a bomber bottle

A - Hazy golden-orange with a short while head and mild lace.

S - Peach, mango, candied orange, rising bread, floral. Sweet.

T - Lightly toasted sourdough bread with tart orange marmalade. Herbal, and plenty bitter.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Smooth going down but prickly in the aftertaste.

O - Nice combination of flavors. More bitter/aggressive than Sierra's Hoppy Lager. The candied fruit sweetness in this beer saves it from being too bitter. I like it.

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Founders Dissenter Imperial India Pale Lager from Founders Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,528 ratings.