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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
102
pDev:
9.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.48/5  rDev +9%
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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4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.52/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.74/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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