Founders 10K IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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35 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by TCgoalie on 07-06-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
35
Reviews:
12
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
8.58%
 
 
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4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Retired, but on tap, straight from the teat. Smooth and subtle DIPA. Darkish amber, lacing subsides quickly, and not an overpowering hop profile. Lighter than expected but glad I had a chance to try this one.

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Review input from notes. Enjoyed on tap at Founders on 7/9/11

Vibrant orange body, clear and free of sediment. One finger bone white head. Head works its way back rather quickly leaving limited lacing clinging to the walls of the glass..

Very aromatic beer, huge citrus aroma oozes from the glass. Nectarine and grapefruit aromas are prominent upfront. As you work your way back the citrus is undercut by a pleasant pininess. The malt profile, rather simple and subtle, finds itself buried beneath the hops.

The flavor is rather similar to the nose. The citrus flavor dominates the palate up front. Nectarine, grapefruit aromas are accompanied by a bit of pineapple. Resinous and Pine flavor develops on the midpalate. The more abrasive flavors balance the sweeter citrus up front. There is a substantial bitterness but does not become overbearing and is appropriate for the beer.

Medium body DIPA, carbonation is moderate and appropriate. Rather dry and crisp, slight resinous finish.

10K was a fantastic DIPA, in my opinion it is much better than Double Trouble. Bold flavors, pleasant bitterness and impressive drinkability, you cannot ask for much more in a DIPA.

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Founders 10K IPA from Founders Brewing Company
4.31 out of 5 based on 35 ratings.
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