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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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88
very good

4,345 Ratings
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84
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Ratings: 4,345
Reviews: 1,371
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 298
Gots: 772 | FT: 27
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-17-2004

Triple IPA. Dry-hopped for twenty-six days straight with a combination of 10 hop varieties. 112 actual IBU; although it calculates to over 200!
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Ratings: 4,345 | Reviews: 1,371
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.48/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ampersandrew
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Darwin232
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mitch3114
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of greencovesteve
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I died a little. One's a plenty, I have 3 more.

Photo of kmbeer
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GlacierSapien
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The best so called "triple" IPA I've had to date
Kinda like a super hoppy barley wine you can taste the 112 Ibus but its perfectly matched by the absurd amounts of malt

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Paponetti44
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
3.51/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle with pry-off cap. 2014 batch poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a hazy mahogany with 1/2 finger of cream colored head

Smell: Hefty aromas of dark fruit, malt and earthy hops

Taste: Goodbye palate... The malt and syrupy notes assault you with flavors of hops wrapped in plums and raisins with alcohol on the finish

Mouthfeel: Thick but the flavors gives more of a syrupy feel than the actually mouthfeel leads

Overall: Been wanting to try this for a while so I was fine with buying last years. Given the strength, I didn't expect much to fall off. Feels like a hefty, boozy, syrupy barley wine than anything. I'll still seek out a fresh bottle this year, but I think this doesn't age as gracefully as 120 minute does. I'm expecting I would prefer this fresh since any hop notes in this 10 month bottle are subdued by everything else.

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3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.51/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of matt23j
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevedore
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Oasis. Served in a pint glass.

A- Dark reddish-brown body. Surprisingly dark; half finger white head with minimal retention time, no lacing.

S- Deep caramel aromas with resinous citrus zest hops; altogether it starts smelling like onions. It's very sweet but resinous as far as aromas go.

F- Onion bomb. A bit of garlic in there too. Very sweet and flavourful, but really not my thing. Lots of vegetal onions on the palate with a lot of resin; that's the best way I can describe this beer.

M- Thick bodied, almost syrupy. It's not in a bad way, but it's definitely a hefty beer. No alcohol or fusel burn, but it's definitely extremely sweet, which is a surprise given all the IBUs attributed to this beer.

O- Just not my thing, but it's not terrible. There are multiple triple IPAs that I like better, but this isn't a bad beer.

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4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shreegs
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reminds me of DFH 120, but hoppier. Its got a kick! Overpriced, but you only live once. Founders is an exceptional Brewery...all their brews are dee-licious.

Photo of sethmcconkey
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 4,345 ratings.