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Founders Black IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Black IPA
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 18
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: WakeandBake on 02-08-2009

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Ratings: 94 | Reviews: 9
Reviews by ChiPool:
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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served at the Founders Brewpub: 9/28.

This is an interesting style. Pours midnight black, with a minimal amount of tan head. The nose offers a roasty malt presence, and a bit of piney hop presence as well. Mouthfeel is lighter than the look of the beer: on the lighter side of medium. The taste follows the nose: roasted, coffee malts up front with a piney hop finish. The balance is tipperd toward the malty side.

Overall, a nice beer that offers a twist on traditional styles.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 12/12/14

Pours an effervescent mahogany with 2 fingers of fluffed up tan head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Roasty, some wet & charred grain, a little carob, a little dark fruit as well as this warms

T: Follows the nose, a little charred grain & peppery spice up front. More of the same as this warms, a little grassiness. Finishes roasty, dry, with a some charred grain, & a little bitter chocolate

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation; perhaps too firm, pretty good balance

Drinks very easy, but no new ground plowed here, decent but not buying again

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On tap at Founders Taproom 10/2

Pours pitch black with a minimal tan head. Aroma is of balanced citrus and pine notes with subtle roastyness. Taste follows the nose quite closely. A very balanced black IPA with good bitterness up front and the right amount of roasted malt. The hop profile seems extremely similar to the Centennial IPA, which is a good thing. Overall a very enjoyable black IPA.

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Founders Black IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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