Newest Founder's Backstage Series - Doom

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  1. hoptualBrew

    hoptualBrew Defender (632) May 29, 2011 Florida
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    I don't think IIPA and bourbon barrels should engage each other. Could be wrong though.
  2. BigB415

    BigB415 Initiate (190) Aug 24, 2010 California
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    Looks like I'll have an opportunity to try this when I make it to Founders for the first time in April.
  3. forrestbetts

    forrestbetts Initiate (68) Nov 29, 2007 Illinois

    Passing on this, if I could even find it.
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  4. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (511) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    All? Most?

    Most reviews reviews have this to say, which says otherwise... Just sayin :wink:

    460 Ratings
    rAvg: 4.07
    pDev: 14.99%
    Reviews: 126
    Hads: 334
  5. ridglens

    ridglens Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2010 Indiana

    like i said, it wasn't "bad"... but a 4.07 is not what was "expected", they/we all expected a 4.75 rare monster of a beer King-Henry type, which isn't exactly what we got. i'm not saying everyone hated it, i'm just saying there was a whole lot of hype for a beer that didn't exactly live up to the expectations we all had for it. I'm not upset at all, i'm one of the idiots clamoring for a bottle no ones ever even tried before, and it was an ok beer. no hard feelings here, just saying that if it were a knockout, there would be zero negative comments in this thread and nothing but hype for this Doom stuff. now some people are hesitating just a bit.

    no big dela either way, i'll try and get a bottle but won't kill myself over it. i'm sure it will be, at the very least, a "good" beer, which is what Bolt Cutter was :wink:.
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  6. Scalzo

    Scalzo Aspirant (245) Feb 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Bolt Cutter was good but not 22-25$ good.

    I was hoping for a less hoppy english influenced barleywine
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  7. kylelenk

    kylelenk Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 Michigan

    I feel like the general mentality is non-BBA FIS/Black Biscuit/CBS=general disappointment. I've had Looking Glass before and it was stellar. Founders' barrel aging is really good. Rarely have they put out a BA taproom release that disappoints.
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  8. Jose2412

    Jose2412 Initiate (86) Feb 25, 2012 Michigan

    Looking forward to easily getting this, since so many people were cursing Founders after the KBS tickets went on sale.

    Oh, wait.
  9. AndrewLenaghan

    AndrewLenaghan Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2011 New Jersey

    I believe they are dry hopping it in the barrels to maintain the hop character, but I could have misread the description on the site.

    Im my opinion Founders rarely disappoints and I have no problem spending $12.99 on a bottle of somewhat experimental beer from a very reputable brewery. I think it's kind of silly to judge something that hasn't crossed your pallet. How do you know that this won't be the first BA DIPA to be done right and change your mind about what can/should be barrel aged?
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  10. kylelenk

    kylelenk Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 Michigan

    Not saying it's going to be bad. Just mentioning that $12.99 seems ridiculously inexpensive for the category it's in (given the price points seen on BBA beers). In retrospect, FMB was at the same price point. I can guess the low cost can be attributed to the almost certainty that a portion of last year's DT batch was simply transferred into barrels. Associated costs of this process are probably marginal.
  11. wifehatesthebike

    wifehatesthebike Initiate (118) Oct 11, 2008 Michigan
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    So because FMB was questionable and Doom will be the same price, it must be no good too?
    They must be using DT from last year???
    A lot of assumptions beings made here.
  12. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Crusader (717) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    I wish Founders would branch out a bit more. A double IPA.....and it's barrel-aged? These are both overdone at the moment.

    They brew some legendary stuff, I'd like see what they can do with other styles. Maybe a lager, a hefeweizen, perhaps a sessionable beer under 5%.

    Pardon me if I don't go from "6 to midnight" over ANOTHER high octane double IPA and ANOTHER limited barrel-aged beer.
  13. Blanco

    Blanco Devotee (458) Oct 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    All Day IPA is 4.5%.
  14. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (511) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    On top of all day IPA, their Mountain Brown series has 5% session able browns.
  15. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Crusader (717) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Yep, totally forgot about All Day IPA, I actually have some in my fridge right now. I wouldn't exactly say that's branching out since it's still an IPA (maybe if it were a bitter?).

    Is the Mountain Brown series well-distributed, can't say I've seen it in MA. We just received All Day IPA too.
  16. AndrewLenaghan

    AndrewLenaghan Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2011 New Jersey

    I got to try this as Extreme Beer Fest last weekend and I don't think the flavors meshed very well. It was very hoppy up front and and the hoppy/barrel finish just didn't work. I'm sure some people enjoyed it but it was not for me.

    Founders also had their spicy pepper beer "Spite" which literally burned the back of your throat as though you ate a hot pepper. I give them credit for going with the "Extreme" theme of the festival but why anyone would want to drink that is beyond me.
  17. biga7346

    biga7346 Aspirant (295) Jun 19, 2010 Michigan
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    I remember having Hand of Doom (why the name change?) at Ypsi beer fest in 06-07-ish, and really liking it.
  18. sokol21

    sokol21 Initiate (126) Sep 15, 2009 Massachusetts

    I actually talked to Dave Engbers about that. I remembered Hand of Doom being much hoppier when I first had it a couple years ago an earlier EBF. I asked if this was the version that was being bottled and sold as "Doom".
    To my great relief, what was being poured at this year's EBF was actually an old sixtel that had been kept from the LAST time they served it. So, what we drank last weekend was a 2-3 year old version.
  19. mdfb79

    mdfb79 Poo-Bah (4,946) Jan 11, 2010 New York
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    Spite was rough...I think the only beer I poured out at the fest. Way too much for me; made sure I rinsed my glass a few times after that one.
  20. williamjbauer

    williamjbauer Champion (889) Jan 17, 2012 Colorado
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    Founders still leads the way for the rest
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  21. AndrewLenaghan

    AndrewLenaghan Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2011 New Jersey

    I didn't realize that. Now I'm curious to try it in the bottle.

    I met Dave at the festival as well, very cool guy!
  22. AndrewLenaghan

    AndrewLenaghan Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2011 New Jersey

    I did finish my small tasting of it, but I rinsed mine thoroughly as well.
  23. mcBrewsAlot

    mcBrewsAlot Initiate (178) Dec 3, 2008 Massachusetts

    I had hand of doom years back at EBF. It was great.. could tell there was double trouble in there.. hidden by a wall of bourbon flavors!
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