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Founders Barrel Aged Black IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MasterSki on 04-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
18
Avg:
4.52
pDev:
34.73%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 18
Reviews by weonfire:
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4.29/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this on tap at Founders brewery during their annual Black Party.

A - Black, completely opaque, zero head, zero lacing, not much happening

S - Bourbon, Carmel, light sweet citrus hops

T - Initial: Sweet Carmel, bourbon, super light citrus. finish: bitter level (6/10), smokey (2/10)

M - Medium/Full body, frothy, low viscosity

O - The look of the brew is not impressive what so ever. But, it is a sweet IPA, bourbon flavor blends very nicely what the carmel malt and dark notes. Do wish the citrus made more of an appearance- it is pretty light. Bourbon notes somewhat dominates.

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Founders Barrel Aged Black IPA from Founders Brewing Company
4.52 out of 5 based on 18 ratings.
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