Founders Inspired Artist Black IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by sleuthdog:
4.45/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into GI pint
Given to me by steimie
Pour: Pours a shade of dark brown with some dark ruby highlights along the edges of the glass. Head was big, light tan brown and lingered what seemed like forever.
Smell: Nice initial hop with grapefruit dominant. Quickly flows into the other aspects of this beer. Coffee, chocolate, cocoa, dark malts, brown sugar.
Taste: A two tiered beer with the IPA presenting first. Grapefruit, pineapple and some citrus that is fleeting as the coffee, roast, malts and bittersweet chocolate take over. Then there is a perfect bitterness that takes hold to the finish. Very good.
Mouthfeel: Medium feel and a decent amount of carbonation creating a crispness. Bitterness lingers but not overly so. Again very well done.
Overall: I like the black IPA as a style and this beer hits on all cylinders. It says 88 IBU's but I'm hard pressed to find that in this beer. Everything is done in harmony with no one aspect detracting from another. In other words I find this beer to be in perfect balance. Really liked this beer from Founders
Serving type: bottle
09-01-2013 01:57:38 | More by sleuthdog
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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.