Founders ReDANKulous is a 9.5% ABV Imperial Red India Pale Ale brewed with Chinook, Mosaic and Simcoe hops. I had no idea this Backstage Series beer was even released, I might be starting to lose my edge. I was certainly glad when it showed up here in Savannah though, right up my ally.
The pours with maybe the most amazingly red color I have ever seen. The picture does not do this justice, such a clear and bright red color with the slightest bit of amber in the mix as well. I’m getting a nice combination of tropical fruit salad and dank pine on the nose. Notes of sweet caramel come into play as well. The taste is similar but it takes a while for the delicious tropical fruits to come around. Almost abrasively dank and piney upfront, very solid bitterness, some sweet caramel and bread and a late burst of tropical fruit sweetness. Long bitter pine finish with underlying notes of mango and pineapple.
So glad I was able to snag a bottle of this one, it’s really quite outstanding.