ReDANKulous | Founders Brewing Company

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4.13/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
reDANKulous Imperial Red IPA is a no frills, bold 9.5% ABV India Pale Ale. It pours a pleasing burnt amber with some sweetness due to the Caramalt and roasted barley used in the malt bill. But hops are the true headliner in this elaborate sensory experience. The spicy, piney, tropical complexities of Chinook, Mosaic and Simcoe hops hit you right away with their dank aroma—and they stick around. Take a sip to have your palate simultaneously walloped and caressed in all the right places. Combined, the hops take the beer to 90 IBUs. It’s not just ridiculous. It’s reDANKulous.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 06-24-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,902
Reviews:
361
Ratings:
1,616
pDev:
7.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,616 |  Reviews: 361
Photo of sisterofba
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcdonnan
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rand
3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arensburgh
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bdiiorio
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tlmader
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of B_B
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MittenBreezeMD
4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful beer through and through. Looks like a deep ambered ale, and the smell is gorgeously hoppy with the full frontal assault of roasted barley and caramel. The hop profile is spicy and strong. The taste is everything you could want from a red ale, coupled with the explosions of a backwoods piney imperial IPA! Love this beer every time I drink it, and yet, every time I learn something new.

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Photo of Nitty703
3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of burny5751
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A lot of craft beers have 'catchy' names. There's no BS with this one. It's Dank! And, really dank is not for everyone. ReDank is Bold, Boozy, bitter as hell, strong and hoppy. I almost need a chaser. Taste Like a really strong Scotch Ale. And, it'll get you 'down town' fast. Not for the faint of heart.

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Photo of HungarianCount
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MinerBob
3.01/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I just can't figure out IPA'S! This has big ratings but taste like crap! Like most IPA'S the color is fine the rest sucks. Every year I try another one and they always disappoint. DONE!

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Photo of DexterRoberts
4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of siskiyoucellar
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very nice balance of rich lightly roasted malts with the broad, strong hop tones. Crisp mouthfeel helps to keep it real as a DIPA, refreshing even at this ABV!

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I liked the concept, execution was well done to the degree they described, but damn...it was a tab too "dank" for my taste...

Great looking red IPA out of the bottle, hazy with a quickly dissipating head, but there was quite a bit of lacing to make up for it. The smell as well as it's taste reminded me of a dirty beer - something that was all over the place in terms of smells and flavors, but on purpose. I liked the taste more than the smell - with the smell more "danky" than the liquid's flavor itself. Mouthfeel was very dry, certainly nothing sweet I could pull from this with a clean finish across my tongue - solid. Though I'm not necessarily going to be a huge fan of this beer, it certainly will be something I will grab when I want to show up at a party with a unique sixer in hand...

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Photo of csmrx7
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stortore
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into a tulip snifter. Bottled 6/17/17, had 7/16/17.

Pours a slightly hazy reddish amber, with a half inch head and some soapy lacing. Smells of pine, malt, pineapple, mango, brown sugar, some yeast, some toffee. The taste also starts with pine and resin- it’s fairly dank, then malt, brown sugar, caramel, pineapple. A strong hop bitterness throughout, that lingers well past the finish. Smooth, crisp, a good medium body, well carbonated.

Truth in advertising, it’s certainly dank. Lots of bitterness to enjoy, as well. The strong malt backbone provides a nice balance to the intensity from the hops. Very enjoyable. Worth a purchase.

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Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jdhilt
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a two finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Deep amber/red color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Piney, citrus hop nose and taste is piney, hints of sweet citrus. High ABV (9.5%) is hidden. $4.99 for a 4-pak 12oz bottles from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

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Photo of Snowcrash000
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful deep, dark amber coloration with a large, creamy head. Smells of sweet, caramel, bready malt and citrus, piney hops, with a hint of toffee and red berries. Taste is complex, but a little too overshadowed by a very noticeable boozyness. Nevertheless, a nice balance of sweet caramel malt and citrus hops. Notes of toffee, dark berries, citrus, grass and pine, with a strong bitterness. This reminds me a LOT of Arrogant Bastard, obviously without quite reaching its greatness. The main beef I have with this is that it's just too boozy, but still a bold, complex brew.

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Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slatetank
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I tried this from the bottle in a glass.
The color is dark copper with hazed appearance and 3 fingers of thick cream with fine bead and copious lace sticks. The smell is mostly hops with citrus tropical and grapefruit aroma with a slight floral and tangerine scent.
The feel is strong -intensely bitter with medium high carbonation and light fruity yeast with a semi-spicy and medium alcohol influence with slight toastiness from malt in the texture with a drying finish.

The taste is a hop forward and intensely grapefruit like ruby red with astringent spicy and bitter mix with a mild rye sweetness in the malt flavor with alcohol that comes forward as it warms. This intensely hopped beer lives up to the name REDANKULOUS since it is strong/hoppy and bitter with boozy flavor in a good way with raw and forceful intensity ...a bruiser, but tasty too.

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Photo of Karenremom
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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ReDANKulous from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 1,616 ratings