BEER PROFILE: Founders ReDANKulous Imperial Red IPA

BEER DESCRIPTION: 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.

STATS:
Style: Imperial Red IPA
ABV: 9.5%
IBUs: 90
Availability: August 2015
Package: 750 ml bottle

Founders’ Backstage Series is made up of boundary-pushing, experimental beers. The intent of the series is to take the diehard Founders fan experience to a wider audience—though all of the beers are released in limited batches. Since its introduction in the summer of 2011, Founders’ Backstage Series beers have quickly become some of the most sought-after releases in the industry.

About Founders Brewing Company:

Established in 1997 by two craft beer enthusiasts—Dave Engbers and Mike Stevens—with day jobs and a dream, Founders Brewing Co. brews complex, in-your-face ales, with huge aromatics and tons of flavor. Founders ranks among the top 20 largest craft breweries in the U.S. and is one of the fastest growing. The brewery has received numerous awards from the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival, and RateBeer and BeerAdvocate users often rate its beers among the best in the world. Located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, Founders is a proud member of the Michigan Brewers Guild.

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