Founders Inspired Artist Black IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +19.9%
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!!!!
08-27-2013 01:17:23 | More by pb9613
4.84/5 rDev +16.1%
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!
08-27-2013 19:40:56 | More by CraftAle
Founders Inspired Artist Black IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.