Founders Inspired Artist Black IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Inspired Artist Black IPAFounders Inspired Artist Black IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

206 Ratings
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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 34
Gots: 17 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Vogie on 08-27-2013)
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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!!!!

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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!

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Had this while visiting a friend in Grand Rapids for his Bachelor party weekend (on tap at McFadden's).

Pours a deep dark chocolate brown with beautiful caramel froth and plenty of carbonation.

Very malt forward on the nose, mainly chocolate, some smoke, and just overall toasted nuttiness with notes of piney hops.

Flavor outlines the piney hops more than the nose, with some roasted barley.

Mouthfeel is well carbonated but balanced well on the malt spectrum.

Overall, a damn find black IPA, one of my favorites to date, it's unfortunate it was a one off, but I feel fortunate to have tried a few pints!

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Founders Inspired Artist Black IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.