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Founders Dissenter

Founders Dissenter

Rated 3.320 by BeerPals

Brewed by Founders Brewing Co.

Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Style:  Strong Lager

8.7% Alcohol by Volume

70 International Bittering Units

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We plan to introduce Dissenter, an Imperial India Pale Lager (IPL) brewed with a wide variety of tropical, citrus-forward hops, this August to mark the tenth installment in our Backstage Series. Like all of our Backstage Series beers, Dissenter will be sold in 750mL bottles, with a suggested retail price of $11.99 per bottle. Dissenter is the first lager we’ve brewed since Noble Lager, a beer that hasn’t been in our production cycle for twelve years. Dissenter is our argument in favor of the potential for complex lagers, clocking in at 8.7% ABV and 70 IBUs. This beer is a departure from our other releases for a couple of reasons: All of the beers in our standard lineup are ales, which are fermented at warm temperatures, whereas lagers are fermented cold. Plus, Dissenter uses a different kind of yeast from other Founders beers. Test batches of the Imperial IPL were brewed using our pilot system and have been on tap in our taproom off and on throughout the past few months. The longer brewing process used for lagers gives this beer an exceptionally clean finish, allowing the clear beauty of the hops to shine. “With Dissenter, we’re releasing yet another Backstage Series beer that doesn’t fit within standard beer style guidelines,” said Co-Founder and Vice President of Brand & Education Dave Engbers. “And that’s the point. It’s a celebration of the creativity of our brewing team, and we’re looking forward to sharing it with the growing circle of beer enthusiasts.

ID: 57786 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 8 years ago

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Overall Rank9292
Overall Percentile81.5
Style Rank12 of 428
Style Percentile97.2
Lowest Score3.8
Highest Score3.8
Average Score3.800
Weighted Score3.320
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • CYBERCAT 11371 reviews
    rated 3.8 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Pours a clear golden with a thick and frothy eggshell head. Crisp, malty aroma has a strong overtone of apple and some pear, plus more than a hint of hops. Flavor is more ale-ish than lager-ish, malty and fruity with a hoppy underpinning. Firm texture has some good fizz. Go ahead, be a dissenter! Mavericks are the ones who move society forward.

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 3.8 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Hazy dark straw coloured pour. Thin head but reasonable lacing. Different for sure. A moderately hoppy, grainy larger with some tripel characteristics. Enjoyed it but not a beer I would revisit at the price. All good with Founders

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