Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,028
Reviews: 1,643
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 208
Gots: 933 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with 7 varieties of malt (varies over the years).
50 IBU

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 01-03-2003)
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Photo of ColeAndersonSTL
4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gotmics
2.53/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Agrh! The curse of the 'Scotch Ale': too sweet, too cloying, too alcoholic. instant headache.

Photo of Alpha309
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SundayLobotmist
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrettMRogers
3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Purduechris13
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of dertyd
3.64/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of welldigger888
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

brilliant clear ruby hue with nice tan head and very sticky lacing down glass.

malty and a touch of yeast and diacetyl. not unpleasant and quite nice.

malty sweetness that is very pleasing, not at all cloying very balanced with a kiss of hop bitterness and a dash of buttery goodness.

very nice and soft full mouth feel with comforting carbonation.

Very pleasing, served from growler, and will seek on draft again.

Photo of BeerDrinkingDiver
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeremiah5_0
3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Deacon93
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Leag0002
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of skrabbenhoft
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ryannaman
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dan138
4.73/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of AmitC
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of townsendclay
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. Just wow. Powerful up front, incredibly complex and appealing flavors and long delicious finish.

Photo of gabepesce
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of davet100
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of GerryPendry
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer has everything I want in a Scotch ale, but it's just a little on the dark side and a bit too bitter for this style. I know hoppy beers are all the rage with the kids these days, but there's a such thing as overdoing it. I couldn't taste any smoke in it, but I'm not sure I was supposed to either. In spite of my gripes, Dirty Bastard is very drinkable and the high ABV is masked well. Overall I really like this one a lot, and I buy it frequently. This is so close to being an outstanding beer, but the bitter:sweet ratio is just a little off.

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 6,028 ratings.