Your Favorite Founders IPA Beer

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  1. MortalKombat14

    MortalKombat14 Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2012 Michigan

    Founders Stout's get all of the attention from Beer lovers, I was wondering what everyone's favorite IPA from them is.

    Some of their IPAs are:
    All Day IPA
    Black IPA
    Centennial IPA
    Devil Dancer
    Double Trouble
    Harvest Ale

    Me Personally? Well I've only had Centennial, Harvest Ale and one pour of All Day. So I'd go with Harvest Ale mostly because of the style and it being wet hopped. Looking forward to trying Doom in less than 2 weeks and Double Trouble at the beginning of May. I'll try to get my hands on Devil Dancer in June.
  2. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2012 California
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    never had one.
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  3. regularjohn

    regularjohn Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 New Jersey

    double trouble is awesome, wish i saw it around here more often. i'll try to find doom once it's long as the price isn't jacked around here or new york i'll grab it
  4. BrewddhistDrunk

    BrewddhistDrunk Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 Iowa

    id vote for harvest as well tho i havent tried double trouble yet. their ryePA is also dank not a true ipa but thats prolly my 2nd fav
  5. iL0VEbeer

    iL0VEbeer Defender (626) Oct 4, 2011 New Jersey
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    I can tell you which one's the worst... Devil Dancer!

    But yeah I'd have to go with Harvest Ale, although Doom will probably win when I try it. I love BBA IPAs.
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  6. GameFreac

    GameFreac Disciple (370) Apr 8, 2011 Georgia
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    Harvest and Centennial. 2 of my favorite IPAs in general.

    Haven't had Double Trouble yet.
  7. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    All Day IPA is the ultimate session brew. Harvest is awesome, although I found last year's to be a bit light. These are my two personal favorites.
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  8. Lethal04

    Lethal04 Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2009 Missouri

    I've only had All Day and Double Trouble. Would have to go with Double Trouble, was very good.
  9. iL0VEbeer

    iL0VEbeer Defender (626) Oct 4, 2011 New Jersey
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    Agreed. Harvest blew me away in 2011, but last year's was just good. Although it could be my palate changing...
  10. BasterdInABasket

    BasterdInABasket Aspirant (244) Nov 8, 2010 Wisconsin

    Harvest. Possibly my favorite IPA from any brewery.
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  11. shredder83

    shredder83 Devotee (423) Feb 21, 2013 Illinois
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    I've only had all day and centennial and I really enjoyed both of them. I really look forward to double trouble in may and harvest in the fall. If I had to pick out of the two I've had, centennial.
  12. digdug1810

    digdug1810 Aspirant (249) Mar 1, 2011 New Jersey
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    Harvest then double trouble out of the ones I've tried, not a huge centennial fan.. All day is decent but I'd rather have Lag's daytime IPA.

    Harvest ale is special though, one of the best if not the best fresh hop/wet hop IPA's out there.
  13. Imperial_Sapient_Groat

    Imperial_Sapient_Groat Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2012 Michigan
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    Double Trouble hands down, Devil Dancer was just plain bad! Looking forward to Doom though.

    THANAT0PSIS Defender (647) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
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    I'm clearly in the minority. I'll say Devil Dancer, Double Trouble, Harvest, Centennial, and Day Time, in that order.

    I get that Devil Dancer is really syrupy and all, but I don't really find that to be a bad thing in this beer. I love that it's this huge hop and malt abomination.

    Of course, I also really liked Southern Tier's Blackwater Series and Dogfish Head's 120 Minute IPA, which many others seem to find to be too much as well.
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  15. willbm3

    willbm3 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Only had Centennial and All Day. Neither was very good and both belong on the bottom rung of IPAs IMO. I'll drink FBS and especially FIS all day but those IPAs can't hold a candle to other products I can buy on a daily basis
  16. ufmj

    ufmj Initiate (168) Feb 15, 2013 Florida
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    All Day...all day.
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  17. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (2,375) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    Let's not forget Red's Rye PA! It's honestly probably my favorite.. but they're all great..

    Red's Rye PA
    Harvest Ale
    All Day IPA
    Double Trouble
    Devil Dancer
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  18. copslovebeer

    copslovebeer Initiate (0) Mar 26, 2012 Minnesota
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    ISO: Your "daily basis" IPAs!!
  19. Swik

    Swik Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2012 Indiana

    Double trouble for sheezy
  20. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

    Devil Dancer. Yes, really.
  21. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,402) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Centennial tastes like 2H Ale to me, which isn't a bad thing.
  22. ncstateplaya

    ncstateplaya Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2008 North Carolina

    Harvest Ale without a doubt...oh so fucking good!!!
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  23. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,263) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    Fresh Red's Rye.
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  24. VladTepes

    VladTepes Initiate (156) Oct 18, 2012 Finland

    Yeah, I have had only Centennial and Red Rye. I haven't impressed. I think they were old bottles though.
  25. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (845) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Double Trouble and then Centennial. Closely followed by Red's Rye
  26. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,523) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    Double Trouble by a long shot. Then Harvest. Then Centennial.
  27. MBoydL

    MBoydL Initiate (0) Dec 22, 2010 Ohio

    Double Trouble is great....better than Hopslam in my opinion. Also I will echo what has been said already...Devil Dancer is my least favorite. It's just way over done on the hops. What is the point of creating an IPA that has to be aged to get it down to a drinkable level, when you could have just hopped it appropriately to begin with and then drink it fresh.
  28. skinsfan

    skinsfan Zealot (583) May 24, 2005 Maryland
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    Harvest is my favorite, followed closely by Double Trouble.
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  29. klaybie

    klaybie Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2009 Illinois

    I've never had the Black IPA or Doom but out of the others my choice would be Centennial. One of the best IPA's out there IMO.
  30. Kinsman

    Kinsman Champion (863) Aug 26, 2009 California

    Red's Rye... the beer that started my love for rye pales. For regular IPAs, it's a toss up between Harvest and All Day.
  31. jageraholic

    jageraholic Disciple (381) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Harvest is fantastic. All Day had a great hop profile, but being lower alcohol, too light bodied for me.
  32. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,377) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Harvest ale all the way. Every day it gets closer.
  33. SenorHops

    SenorHops Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 Rhode Island

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  34. BoneyardBrewer

    BoneyardBrewer Initiate (105) Apr 24, 2005 Michigan

    Reds Rye then Harvest Ale
  35. lic217

    lic217 Crusader (794) Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    Agree with this.
  36. Holsie

    Holsie Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2012 South Carolina

    Harvest Ale--goes quick and can't let it sit long

    I cannot WAIT for DOOM--probably harder to get than KBS as much more limited output.
  37. a74gent

    a74gent Aspirant (284) Mar 16, 2010 Massachusetts
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    None...and that is said as a Founders fanboy. Use some different hops please!!

    But if I had to take one...Harvest.
  38. Rob315

    Rob315 Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2010 Kentucky

    Of the ones I''ve tried so far, double trouble, centenial, all day, devil dancer. I haven't tried black, harvest, or reds rye yet.
  39. Gotti311

    Gotti311 Crusader (769) Mar 22, 2009 Wisconsin
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    +1 to this.

    I would put Double Trouble third
  40. Jamison85

    Jamison85 Zealot (541) Mar 23, 2013 Indiana
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    I completely agree. Devil Dancer is ridiculously good. Also a big fan of 120 min. I think we have both had a lupulin threshold shift. No such thing as too much hops.
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