ReDANKulous Imperial Red IPA | Founders Brewing Company

ReDANKulous Imperial Red IPAReDANKulous Imperial Red IPA
BA SCORE
91.7%
Liked This Beer
4.13 w/ 1,523 ratings
ReDANKulous Imperial Red IPAReDANKulous Imperial Red IPA
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:
#1,676
Reviews:
334
Ratings:
1,523
Liked:
1,396
Avg:
4.13/5
pDev:
7.99%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
408
Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of kricks77
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikelm80
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stratusjeans
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BoodahMoogle
1.76/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Admittedly, IPAs may not be for me. But this one was hoppy and piney enough that it honestly bordered pinesol... and not even the lemon kind that at least makes your house smell good...

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Photo of rjd722
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of car2052
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle to snifter glass.

A: Muddy brown and garnet. 1 in. tan head.
S: Dank, resiny, piney hops. Syrupy, roasty malts. Nutty, brown bread.
T: Piney, dank hops smack the palate with flavors of herb, grapefruit, and bright citrus. Malts balance this out with a sharp, roasted, nutty note. Powerful.
M: Medium. Hops stick with you.
O: A great imperial red. Lots of hops balanced with lots of roasty malts. A perfect balance.

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

33ml bottle into a Teku

A: Pours a beautiful, clear vibrant amber with 1 1/4" tan-ish head that recedes somewhat quickly. Retention & lacing are both out-of-this-world. I absolutely love how this beer looks, it screams 'Drink me!'

S: Dank, as expected. Piney & resinous hop qualities paired with a bit of a spicy note, primarily black pepper, a touch of ginger. I'm picking up traces of green apple & caramel. The malt presence is moderately sweet, with a graham-cracker/honey note.

T: Comes on brilliantly bitter, no frills-burly bitterness. This immediately dissipates into caramel & heaps of pine tar leading into the mid palate. Mid palate itself is grassy, somewhat herbal & balanced nicely against a big malt character that imparts more subtlety than flat-out sweetness. The finish is again quite bitter with just a touch of caramel to temper it. Fairly straightforward overall, but very effective.

M: Moderate-to-almost-high carb married to a bruiser of a big malt body. Pretty soapy, a bit oily as well. Finishes just a bit dull.

O: Yowza. This beer lives up to it's namesake. It is deep, dank & delicious!

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Photo of gamblebc
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aclockworkchris
4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DavidR_9
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

BOD 6/21/17 consumed 9/17/17

This is a big brew, no doubt. Really roasty and malty. Lots of toffee flavors come through in the taste and loads of tannin-y bitterness on the finish. Subdued hint of pineapple aroma but unfortunately not a lot of aromatic expression of the simcoe, mosaic, and chinook. That being said, there's still lots of bitter character from the hops.

Overall a decent imperial red. Didn't meet my expectations on the aromatics or flavor profile, given the hop variety advertised on the bottle.

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Photo of ScottK22
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WDJersey
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of milwaukee512
4.66/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Noelito76
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Urk1127
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Amber in color. Tawny head.
Smell is caramel, toffee, pineapple, pine, orange peel. Taste is caramel, pineapple, pine, some booze. Feel is medium. Hides alcohol well but you can tell this is a big beer.

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Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.94/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of R11415
3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MickeyHops
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - amber dark red color with a great head and lacing
Smell - dark malty caramel
Taste - roasty caramel malty bitter
Feel - medium body with a light carb
Overall - fantastic

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Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of _nickg_
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cuy50
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petrusek23
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of haines710
4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

How could I resist picking up a bottle with this beer name? I love dank and it's a red IPA! Poured a beautiful dark red with amber at the bottom and dark brown at the top with nice head that dissipates after a few sips. A little lacing and not a huge smell. A little malty and hoppy but the taste is stronger than the scent. Very interesting flavor with some caramel and citrus under the malty dank taste. A great beer for after dinner. Loving this beer.

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ReDANKulous Imperial Red IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91.7% out of 100 with 1,523 ratings
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