Founders Dissenter is an American Double/Imperial Pilsner. For the latest installment of the Backstage Series Founders gets in on the IPL action.
This smells rather nice, some big tropical notes (pineapple, tangerine pop out the most), some sweet bready malt and a bit of grass as well. The taste follows suite to start. Tropical and fruity upfront with a nice sweet malt backbone. A nice pine hop finish is mixing with a strong dose of grain alcohol. The finish is long and bitter and a bit of a drawback for me.
I’m still a little on the fence with the IPL style in general. I have yet to find one that blows me away, but like this one, the’ve been well worth picking up.