Founders Dissenter Imperial India Pale Lager | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Dissenter Imperial India Pale LagerFounders Dissenter Imperial India Pale Lager
BA SCORE
4.08/5
1,613 Ratings
Founders Dissenter Imperial India Pale LagerFounders Dissenter Imperial India Pale Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 05-02-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
186
Ratings:
1,613
pDev:
10.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
77
Gots:
303
Trade:
12
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Ratings: 1,613 |  Reviews: 186
Photo of akk14
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fern22
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured 4/23/17 chilled in 4oz taster snifters.
Bottle is dated to its release on 2014, so about 3 years old!

Pours a slightly darker hue than on release. A bit orange now. Perfect amount of foam on the top. Smells of oranges and hops.

Tastes crisp but with a heavy body and deliciously orange hop and other citrus and floral flavors, which to me is above the standard Lagers and Pilsners will go to. A tiny bit of bitter kick at the end, not what it once was in terms of strength (thankfully that made it far better). Nice body and and highly drinkable. Comparable to Griffin Claw's Himaglaveia (or however you spell it) Imperial Pilsner. Really liked this a lot. It's a preferred style for me so I will rate it higher (kind of like hazelnut stouts) than the typical reviewer might.

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Photo of Sappyjoker
2.81/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Commandophile
2.06/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bammer21
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aufie
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden color, some clarity is obscured by the lager yeast and hop quotient possibly. Aroma was nice, like a hoppy Bud. Simcoe I'd guess. Maybe even some Magnums, there is a peppery edge to it that isn't malt/rye based apparently.

Taste is good, light toasted pale malt body, packs a good amount of hops, bitterness and alcohol on top of that.
I enjoyed the beer, but it would never be a repeat purchase at this price and it just doesn't stand out compared to what much cheaper IPL's bring to the table at an even or even better quality and quantity standpoint, just can't hang. Pine seems to jump the most flavor wise.

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Photo of Emersonio
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour: Bomber bottle into a tulip glass. Appearance: Light gold with brief white head that dissipates after settling. Aroma: Big floral nots with a light hoppy and malty profile. Taste: Hoppy with a peppery bite. Aftertaste. Consistent with the taste spicy and peppery on the back end. Overall: Enjoyed the experience. Unique style contrast. Very good: 4 out of 5.

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Photo of jdpatterson
3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tmm313
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SLeffler27
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Fills a hand-blown pilsner glass with an almost clear yellow (SRM 3), while a big, four finger fluffy white foam builds above. As the head slowly dissipates it leaves fizzy, sticky lace behind.

The aroma is that of fresh, sunny, lemon peel with lingering tangerine and faint straw.

The flavor is quite bitter as should be expected from an India Pale Ale, though this is a Lager. Generally the flavors are unfocused and lacking the crisp character expected of a Lager. Other flavors include grass and light pineapple. A long finish is dominated by bitterness. Surprisingly warmth helps clean this one up significantly.

A medium body with soft cotton texture. Quite dry with fizzy carbonation and alcohol as expected. Unfortunately it coats the palate with an unpleasant astringency.

While certainly drinkable, this one is unexceptional. I will, however, finish the bomber with a strong bleu cheese and could imagine it would pair well with wild game.

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Photo of Sabtos
2.42/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Cath
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tatara
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigRed10
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BillCheck
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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