Founders Inspired Artist Black IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Vogie:
4.4/5 rDev +5.5%
A: Pours a dark brown almost reddish color with a slight brown head that lingers around the edges of the glass.
S: Strong grapefruit bomb right away mixed with a slight roasty smell of possible chocolate and bread.
T: Roasted malts upfront mixed with the grapefruit. Ends with a strong hop bitterness and dark chocolate. Delightful and very very smooth.
M.F: Smooth, medium body, minimal carbonation which is perfect for this style.
O: As it says on the description, it really makes you think about what a black beer should be.
Founders does it again. Cheers!
08-27-2013 21:21:56 | More by Vogie
More User Reviews:
3.36/5 rDev -19.4%
Acquired via trade
Not quite black, but more of a very dark brown. Not particularly heavy or thick in body, but moderate. Nice sticky lacing left down the glass. A pretty enough black IPA; above average.
Nice amount of roast and a slight char character in the aroma. Very mild, muted hops. Simple and straightforward. Not unpleasant, but unexciting.
The flavor follows the aroma. The flavor is dominated by mild roast notes and just a hint of char and the slightest of smoke. Very mild pine hop character. Drinkable enough, but very unexciting.
Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation.
A decent black beer, but really quite boring. Firestone Walker, for example, does a much, much better take on this style. There's really nothing IPA about this beer at all.
09-26-2013 23:47:00 | More by ehammond1
Founders Inspired Artist Black IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.