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Founders Black IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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4.11/5
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102 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by WakeandBake on 02-08-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,643
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
102
pDev:
9.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I found myself returning to this at least three times over the course of my visit—twice at the brewery and once with a growler to go home. It’s an all-around decent Black IPA, with a pleasingly sharp grapefruit hop character and a good amount of roast. There’s some heft to the beer for balance.

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Bottled 12/12/14

Pours an effervescent mahogany with 2 fingers of fluffed up tan head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Roasty, some wet & charred grain, a little carob, a little dark fruit as well as this warms

T: Follows the nose, a little charred grain & peppery spice up front. More of the same as this warms, a little grassiness. Finishes roasty, dry, with a some charred grain, & a little bitter chocolate

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation; perhaps too firm, pretty good balance

Drinks very easy, but no new ground plowed here, decent but not buying again

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Founders Black IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 102 ratings
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