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Founders Grand Moff Imperial Black IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by JohnnieNepal on 12-05-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
13
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
5.62%
 
 
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Gots:
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User Reviews
Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 13
Reviews by MSU_hophead:
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4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Very dark with some light coming through when held up to a light source. Pours with a one finger medium-dark tan head that simmers down pretty quickly.

S: Smells of roasted malt and some piney hops. Drank this one rather quickly so perhaps there would be more there after letting it sit for awhile.

T: Taste is really great. Like a big boy version of their artist-inspired black IPA. Imagine that but with more (piney) hops and a higher (though well disguised) ABV. The dark malt contributes a nice roasty characteristic that nicely compliments the hop bitterness.

M: The general lighter mouthfeel of an IPA has been achieved even with the dark malt additions. Although this beer is very hoppy I did not get much sense of the thicker hop oily mouthfeel that some imperials deliver.

O: I hope they make this a mainstay as I thoroughly enjoyed it. A perfect dark IPA companion to Double Trouble in their class 2 list. I've enjoyed all of Founders' forays into this (relatively) newer style of beer and hope they keep tinkering with it.

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Founders Grand Moff Imperial Black IPA from Founders Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 1 ratings.
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