Just Tapped: Founders Dissenter IPL

by Tap Tender

August 21st, 2014

Dissenter is the first lager they’ve brewed since Noble Lager, a beer that hasn’t been in their production cycle for twelve years. Dissenter is their argument in favor of the potential for complex lagers, clocking in at 8.7% ABV and 70 IBUs.

This beer is a departure from their other releases for a couple of reasons: All of the beers in their 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 their pilot system and have been on tap in their 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.