- Brewery: Founders Brewing
- ABV: 12.2%
- Style: Imperial Red IPA
- Serving: Bottle
- Bottled Roger Rating: 88%
Begin At the Beginning (Aroma)
Resin. Pine. Right at bottle opening there is a spritz of whiskey. Vanilla after the resin fades.
And Go On (Appearance)
Towards the red spectrum (really??). The head looks like a foam mesa. Maybe a paper mâché. It’s also whiskey brown.
Till You Come to the End (Taste)
Resin & pine fades into orange rinds. Creamy vanilla tames the hops, reigns them in. It becomes more pronounced as the beer warms.
Then Stop (Conclusions)
I feared the IPA-ness but it was not harsh, the vanilla notes helped. The beer has a solid theme: resiny hops, oak/wood body, harsh & bitter contrast.
Likely to drink again.