Founders Inspired Artist Black IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Inspired Artist Black IPAFounders Inspired Artist Black IPA

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by pb9613 on 08-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance – This beer pours a dark black with a large tan head that is maintained throughout the drinking experience. If you hold it up to an extremely bright light, you can see a slight mahogany tint.

Smell – This beer has a heavy pine and citrus smell with a back ground of coffee, chocolate and caramel.

Taste – This beer is interesting with a roasted malt flavor that is perfectly balanced by the pine and citrus of the hops that hit you right after the roasted malt and finishes with a caramel/bitter balance that lingers.

Mouthfeel – A light roasted malt hit that is balance with the citrus/pine perfect hops. It is then finished with a caramel malt balance with the bitter hops.

Overall – This limited release for Artprize is a huge hit. I have never had a better balanced black IPA. Most seem to go overboard on the roasted malt or the hops. This one has a great balance. Get it before it is gone. Actually it should take first place at Artprize!!!!

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4.83/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding grapefruit flavor with lots of tang. Hop bitterness in aftertaste. Red highlights in almost black color. Medium head and body. A superior brew that needs to be full time! 7.5% ABV is less than most top ranked beers in this style---and is appreciated. The best black IPA that I have tried!

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Founders Inspired Artist Black IPA from Founders Brewing Company
4.11 out of 5 based on 209 ratings.
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