Founders Black IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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87
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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

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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
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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Yes I know this shows as a "Retired" beer, and I show that it's on tap. I got to enjoy this beer at the 2012 Founders "Black Party". What a GREAT beer! I am such a hop head first and Stout lover second that the mix of both just makes me LOVE this beer!
This beer pours as dark as any stout out there, no light shines through. Had a thin head by the time it got to me, but continued to leave a nice lacing on the way down the mug.
The nice bitterness hits you right at the first taste! Carbonation is king, and this didn't disappoint. The mouthfeel was fantastic!
So sad that this is a retired beer and who knows how long before I can taste it again. Luckily it was still on tap the Wed after the Black Party...

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