1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Founders Inspired Artist Black IPA - Founders Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Founders Inspired Artist Black IPAFounders Inspired Artist Black IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

206 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 206
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 35
Gots: 16 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Vogie on 08-27-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 206 | Reviews: 34 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of mikerap100
5/5  rDev +19.9%

mikerap100, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of larryarms847
5/5  rDev +19.9%

larryarms847, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +19.9%

CEDAMA, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of pb9613
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance – This beer pours a dark black with a large tan head that is maintained throughout the drinking experience. If you hold it up to an extremely bright light, you can see a slight mahogany tint.

Smell – This beer has a heavy pine and citrus smell with a back ground of coffee, chocolate and caramel.

Taste – This beer is interesting with a roasted malt flavor that is perfectly balanced by the pine and citrus of the hops that hit you right after the roasted malt and finishes with a caramel/bitter balance that lingers.

Mouthfeel – A light roasted malt hit that is balance with the citrus/pine perfect hops. It is then finished with a caramel malt balance with the bitter hops.

Overall – This limited release for Artprize is a huge hit. I have never had a better balanced black IPA. Most seem to go overboard on the roasted malt or the hops. This one has a great balance. Get it before it is gone. Actually it should take first place at Artprize!!!!

pb9613, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of BrewtalHonesty
5/5  rDev +19.9%

BrewtalHonesty, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of WCW
5/5  rDev +19.9%

WCW, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of avalonct
5/5  rDev +19.9%

avalonct, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of MortalKombat14
5/5  rDev +19.9%

MortalKombat14, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of Braden
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Braden, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of uptown
5/5  rDev +19.9%

uptown, May 28, 2014
Photo of CraftAle
4.84/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding grapefruit flavor with lots of tang. Hop bitterness in aftertaste. Red highlights in almost black color. Medium head and body. A superior brew that needs to be full time! 7.5% ABV is less than most top ranked beers in this style---and is appreciated. The best black IPA that I have tried!

CraftAle, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of mcdsports
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

mcdsports, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of detroitpat
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

detroitpat, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of TonyJ815
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

TonyJ815, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of BHansen214
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

BHansen214, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of Jedi8625
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Jedi8625, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of hollywood_15063
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

hollywood_15063, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of MWilt
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

MWilt, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of dejones
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

dejones, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of comfortablynirm
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

comfortablynirm, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of csmartin6
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

csmartin6, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of mjshearer1
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

mjshearer1, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of wesside89
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

wesside89, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of BuckeyeFaninMI
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

BuckeyeFaninMI, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of biervervoerder
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

biervervoerder, Sep 01, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Founders Inspired Artist Black IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.