Founders Special Agent IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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4.13 w/ 4 ratings

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by klikger on 07-29-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of zoso1967
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of AgentZero
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank this a while ago, reviewed from notes.

A - Darker colored for an IPA, guessing there's some heavier malt characteristics in this one. Good sized head, just a little bit of stick on the side.

S - Nice combination of hops, heavier on the grapefruit than it needs to be, but some nice non-grapefruit citrus and floral notes.

T - Grapefruit with a little bit of honey and some caramel malt. Pine and resin are faintly there, as well as some other citrus. This is actually pretty good, if not a bit too much grapefruit.

M - Medium bodied, healthy carbonation.

D - Pretty easy to get down, this is a solid beer that is nice to drink and I would recommend.

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Photo of TCgoalie
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Notes from 7/11/10
quick review

A: Unusual color for an IPA. Dark brownish red. Rim Head, mild carbonation.
S: Holy grapefruit! Yum, grapefruit, lemon so citrus wonderful.
T: The citurs starts early in the taste which balances against the caramel malts. The finish is grapefruit and not much else.
M: Medium with decent carbonation. Nice hop finish.
D: Standard IPA drinkability.

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Photo of klikger
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Medium to dark amber in color, this IPA features a great, billowing head, but not much lacing.

S - A bomb of floral hops with some fragrant honey.

T - Grapefruit appears from the second it hits the palate, and this is followed by a short-lived barrage of caramel, honey, and malt. The hops come back in full force - floral and piny - and result in a fantastically bitter end, tempered by some residual sweetness.

M - Medium-bodied, this IPA is remarkable for not being syrupy despite the intense, complex tastes.

D - Although the hops pack a wallop, given time, the sugars limit the drinkability. It's still good, but there is room for improvement.

This is easily the best (at least, non-maple-ized) Founders IPA which I've had. If they bottled this, it'd be a fixture in my fridge.

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Founders Special Agent IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 0 out of 100 with 4 ratings
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