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ReDANKulous Imperial Red IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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ReDANKulous Imperial Red IPAReDANKulous Imperial Red IPA
BA SCORE
4.13/5
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1,578 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:
#1,725
Reviews:
348
Ratings:
1,578
pDev:
7.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
426
Trade:
5
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Photo of Walterjsiv
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Surly IPA glass. A nice deep red, clear with barely a tint of haze.
Great head, thick and steady.
Aroma is raisin and hops, some fusels.
Tastes rich with sweet caramel, raisins, a touch of roast/chocolate, and remnants of fusels, bitter, and big. Everything I love in a strong ale.
Leaves a long bitter aftertaste of hops.
It may be a bit thin on the mouthfeel, maybe not. It's not chewy like some old ales, though everything else reminds me of one, and I've never had an imperial red. Whopping delicious either way if you like the big ones!

I'm not sure about the marketing of an Imperial Red when it reminds me more of strong ale/old ale, as already stated.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.21/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Vetbidder
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Murky amber brown colored brew with a fading tan head. Citric hops nose to this brew with strong caramel malt bill detected. Taste is the same, very caramel malt driven with some a citrus undertone. I'm not getting the depth of flavors that some other have perceived from this beer. Sort of one trick pony to me. Medium in both feel and carbonation. I wouldn't revisit as there are other caramel malt driven Imperials that are better. Also I had to buy this at a premium at a bottle shop so....

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of TeamMathis
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful, dark ruby-ish amber. You can sense the high alcohol, and some vanilla and honey. High alcohol taste and chocolate. Really great. It’s an interesting brew I’d definitely drink again.

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

Photo of colts9016
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Surly Glass at 45 degrees. The head is two fingers thick, the head is creamy, frothy, and billowy. The head has really good retention and is leaving lacing on the glass as it slowly dissipates. The color of the beer is around SRM 18, Deep Amber to Amber Brown. The clarity of the beer is mostly opaque but some light is visible with a good amount of carbonation bubble visible.

The aroma of the beer that is coming off is cool sweet cellar note. I definitely get the dankness but it sweet with caramel. The hops are kinda faded but I still get pine, resin, and grapefruit. It has a light toasted malt note, biscuit, yeast and earthy.

The beer has rich malty hoppy flavor. The hops have kinda faded a bit, but pine, resin, grapefruit, floral, earthy notes. The malt is firm but not overbearing with caramel and light toast. The other flavor I gather is yeast, biscuity, and phenolic.

The body of the beer is medium with a good amount of carbonation, high astringency, and a long finish.

The beer is kinda surprising it is nearly 6 months old but the hops are still relatively fresh with some of it fading. As the beer got warm the hop flavor started to make its way to center stage. I really enjoy the way Founder's made this beer, thank you.

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Photo of GlennFreeman
4.79/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of igl
4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DanJ1979
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jwarsenal9
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jodio
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into glass. Stamped Bottled On date is '06.07.17'.
Slightly opaque orange/amber body, three finger off white head settles to puffy cap, scattered fingers of lacing.
Sweet caramel and strong piney hops in the aroma.
Taste is rather intense with piney and tropical hops, spicy hop aspect, slight caramel sweetness, and dank bitterness.
Medium mouth feel, sticky. Slight alcohol burn.
An 'in your face' hoppy, strong IPA, well done for what it is.

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Photo of Helixoon
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmeraldSea44
2.5/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of nbrady37
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeLev
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wisegreensoul
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JasW
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A more than serviceable IIPA, with, appropriately, a dank, resin-y taste and a distinctive amber-red color with a glorious dark tan head. Yet other than the color, there is little to distinguish this from the seeming glut of other more than serviceable IIPAs. But it certainly can be distinguished by value. Obviously, you are much better off buying six cans of Sixpoint Resin for $12.99 than four bottles of this stuff for the same price (gouge). Too bad BA doesn't allow ratings for value, because this would be near the bottom of the barrel.

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Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 1,578 ratings
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