Founders 10K IPA | Founders Brewing Company

BA SCORE
90.9%
Liked This Beer
4.23 w/ 66 ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TCgoalie on 07-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,861
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
66
Liked:
60
Avg:
4.23/5
pDev:
10.17%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of eawolff99
4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cdathe2
4.85/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JeffSK
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tommy5
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oberon
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Came in a stemmed glass a clear copper color with a thinner white head atop.Big tropical fruits with a bit of sweet onion as well,as it sat more sweet alcohol creeped thru.Bright citric flavors with pine resin underneath making for good hop complexity,it gets some alcohol sweetness coming in the back end but never gets overly sweet like many of the style.A nice medium body with lower carbonation,another fantastic beer from my favorite brewery.

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Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ten ounce serving tasted in a snifter from draft at Half Day Brewing on September 9, 2017.

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Photo of Dirtyhands
3.67/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JayGarrison
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Top five beer for me.

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Photo of cmurphy7
3.64/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blinding
3.68/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zotzot
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pontzie
4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft at the beer stop.

L: poured a clear dark orange amber color. Large bubbled, 2 finger head of creamy white foam. The carbonation was relatively inactive in appearance. The head dissipated slowly and left think lacing.

S: A clean blast of orange over the nice bitterness of fresh hops. Smell was appetizing. Made me want to dig in to a good cheeseburger to pair with this beautiful beer.

T: for all the orange in the scent the immediate taste was far more hop centered. Bright bitter hops. Good at first but left an acidic after taste of a sort of old orange peel. It was a little of putting and made me wish I actually had that burger with some strong blue cheese on it to cut into this beer's aftertaste.
F: the light carbonation in the appearance plays it as expected in the mouth. A bit flat. Maybe this keg had been on tap a bit too long??? Wishing this were a bit more lively. The hops leaves a long pucker in the throat. Kind of nice for an IPA to have that strong character.
O: Good beer. Like the orange scent. Like the hops - they are bright and fresh here. However there was something a little flat and .... well .... slightly off here. I'm not sure if it was the keg or the beer itself.

This could have been a rockstar if it had a bit better balance on the palate and had been paired with the right food.

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Photo of jakea
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.79/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_M
3.52/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at NW Growlers the other day.

The beer pours an orange amber color with pretty good head retention and decent lacing. On the nose, there's really not a whole lot there, though I'm picking up some light graham cracker, onion and light sweet malt. The flavor profile is more of the same, and I have to say that for Founders, this is not a particularly impressive beer. There's really no citrus or tropical fruit to speak of, and the bitterness is dialed way down as well. It's there, but it doesn't really seem to add anything to the beer. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and the alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile.

Not exactly sure what Founders is going for here, but the best thing I feel I can say about this beer is that it's pretty inoffensive. Pretty hard imagining an occasion when I'd ever want to try this again.

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Photo of Tiernan
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elNopalero
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tried this in January. Thought it was an all around classic DIPA. Crystalline clear, big piney aroma, bitterness for days with a clean finish. Yeah, I liked it.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bit of a throwback IPA, when the motive was to achieve equal parts hop aroma, hop flavor and bitterness with a dry and crisp malt backbone. But in the world of less bitterness overtaking assertion and haze outdoing bright, it seems that the imperial IPA of yesteryear is now just a ghost. But the brewers at Founders say "long live the IPA" with 10k.

10k IPA pours a modestly hazy golden amber color, rising with a creamy white cap. Its scent is chocked full of citrus, pine, earth and spice; and with a background of caramel. To taste, the beer is easy on the tip of the tongue with continuations of caramel, graham cracker and honey.

Its floral upstart and soft malty beginnings soon give way to the hops. White grapefruit, slightly under ripened orange, and a likeness to lemon rises for a bright and zesty citrus punch on the middle palate. Trailing into a bittersweet finish, the hops release a stern smack of citrus pith, fresh grassiness, herbal flavors to close the session boldly.

Medium bodied and trending crisp and bitterly clean, the ale never relinquishes to total dryness. Instead, it retains a smooth underlay of caramel and honey to offset the spicy alcohol and assertive hop bite that trails into a deep, long and gripping aftertaste.

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Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rfgetz
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good to see that someone still remembers how to make a classic IPA... glowing amber in color, smell of fresh piney hops with a touch of citrus rind, firm bitterness with a nice malt backbone, could perhaps be a touch smoother.

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Photo of beergorrilla
3.79/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Founders 10K IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90.9% out of 100 with 66 ratings
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