Style: Imperial IPA

ABV: 11.3 IBU: 85.0

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 5

Founders Sleeper Cell

What the brewers say

“A West Coast–style double IPA from our SpyPA series, utilizing 5 different hops varieties.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Big honeydew-melon notes. Light tropical perfume, moderate crystal malt, and noticeable alcohol.”

Flavor: “Spicy alcohol notes actually work well here to blend with the rosy hops flavor. Bitterness is moderate but not overpowering. Smooth with the melon flavor dominating the profile.”

Overall: “It borders on blonde barleywine territory, but this beer is one that might cause me to leave my car at the brewery after enjoying more than I planned—it’s that smooth and drinkable. If this beer were getting its annual review in corporate America, it would get ‘Exceeds Expectations.’”

What our editors thought



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