Founders ReDANKulous

redankulous

“reDANKulous Imperial Red IPA is a no frills, bold 9.5% ABV India Pale Ale. It pours a pleasing burnt amber with some sweetness due to the Caramalt and roasted barley used in the malt bill. But hops are the true headliner in this elaborate sensory experience. The spicy, piney, tropical complexities of Chinook, Mosaic and Simcoe hops hit you right away with their dank aroma—and they stick around. Take a sip to have your palate simultaneously walloped and caressed in all the right places. Combined, the hops take the beer to 90 IBUs. It’s not just ridiculous. It’s reDANKulous.”

Final Rating: 4.03/5
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Founders KBS goblet. Acquired as an extra in a trade.

Pours a very fitting, dark amber body which, when put up to light, is hazy with some sediment, definitely not filtered. Frothy white head that reduces slowly to leave heavy lacing and some retention. Nice looking beer.

The aromas are also true to the name, heavy dank hop resins, pretty piney, floral, rye, with heavy caramel malt in the background, some toffee and molasses.

On the tongue it’s exactly as expected, a nice medly of dank, piney, resinous hops with a heavy, sweet, malty caramel background, spicy hop oils, finished by a lingering oily bitterness that sticks on the tongue for a minute or so. Creamy, heavy body with medium carbonation. A little alcohol present but not too bad, still pretty drinkable.

This beer tastes just as expected – oily, resinous, dank, and a strong malt backbone. At 9.5% it packs a punch and is worth the price.

 

 

 

 

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