reDANKulous by Founders Brewing
Brewery: Founders Brewing Co
Beer Style: Imperial Red India Pale Ale
Beer God’s Notes
Well, this beer is ridiculous. I mean, reDANKulous. But in all seriousness — reDANKulous is a tongue slap of hops. A world class beer made from a wonderful brewery. I somehow missed this release in 2015 and I’m extremely happy to see it make a comeback for this year.
A hoppy imperial red ale with lots of lupulin and hop oils in it, this beer was really hoppy (90IBUs) but still had a nice balance to it. Normally, Founders gives me what I want. This time, they gave me what I wanted and more.
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.