Founders Inspired Artist Black IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by DrinkMoreBigBeers:
3.78/5 rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A - Pours out black with red showing through on the edges of the glass (could be slightly darker.) There is tiny bubbles streaming up producing a off white fluffy khaki head. Looks like a typical black IPA.
S - As I pour this black beauty out I get a nice fruity hop aroma. Closer whiffs give me a more intense tropical fruit smell of mangoes, citrus, and also some pinyness follow at the end with a faint roasted malt aroma.
T - This beer taste like the nose with a citrus, pine, then the roasted black malt comes through on the end along with the bitterness from the hops. Black malt flavor reminds me of ground coffee. Malt flavor is more prevalent here and seems to build with the bitterness.
M - Mouth is medium bodied with a soft slick feel to it. Wish there was more body here.
O - This beer is a good example of the style and it seems dangerously easy to drink at 7.5%. I would however tweak the recipe slightly. With the black malt and the hop bitterness the aftertaste is slightly overpowering in comparison to the awesome hope aroma and taste. Worth a try if you like the style, Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
09-17-2013 22:15:51 | More by DrinkMoreBigBeers
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3.68/5 rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.
Pours a clear dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt, cocoa, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice citrus hop presence that comes through slightly better in the taste.
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2014 20:21:14 | More by UCLABrewN84
Founders Inspired Artist Black IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.