Founders Black IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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102 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by WakeandBake on 02-08-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
102
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
10.83%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by BradDurbin89:
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3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had it at the brewery last week and took good notes.

It had a minimal head and the the color was dark brown, not quite as dark as I'd expect. Overall interesting in appearance.

Not as much hops in the nose as I was expecting.

Even thought the bitterness of the hops could have been balanced better, I enjoyed the beer. It is interesting and unique.

The dark color tricked my mind into thinking it would have a bigger mouth feel, but I should know better. I really enjoyed the feel, and it is a nice beer.

It is a little bitter and could have more balance, but overall I really enjoyed this beer!

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
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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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Founders Taproom 10/2

Pours pitch black with a minimal tan head. Aroma is of balanced citrus and pine notes with subtle roastyness. Taste follows the nose quite closely. A very balanced black IPA with good bitterness up front and the right amount of roasted malt. The hop profile seems extremely similar to the Centennial IPA, which is a good thing. Overall a very enjoyable black IPA.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.8/5  rDev +20.9%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Founders Black IPA from Founders Brewing Company
3.97 out of 5 based on 102 ratings.
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