Founders Dissenter IPL

“It’s been a dozen years since we’ve brewed a lager—and, true to form, we’re going big with Dissenter India Pale Lager, our argument in favor of the potential for complex lagers. Brewed with a wide variety of tropical, citrus-forward hops, Dissenter clocks in at 8.7% ABV and 70 IBUs. Our ales are fermented at warm temperatures, but this lager is fermented cold, using a different kind of yeast. The longer brewing process used for lagers gives Dissenter an exceptionally clean finish, allowing you to appreciate the clear beauty of the hops as you would a well thought out, eloquent dissenting opinion. We’ll let this one speak for itself.”

My final rating:

4.35/5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a founders KBS goblet. purchased in Attleboro MA

Pours a clear deep golden body with a 1 finger white head that reduces slowly to leave some lacing. Aroma is SUPER floral and upfront, combined with tons of pine, citrus,and resin. Taste starts off with citrus rind, pine, resin, and the finish is tropical, clean, and juicy. Very drinkable with a light body for 8+%, medium carbonation. I love that it doesn’t leave an astringent bite on the tongue but delivers tons of flavor.

Overall very well balanced, tasty, and drinkable. Well done.

09-08-2014

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