Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company
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3.75/5 rDev -3.8%
Devil Dancer Triple IPA is brewed in the style of an American Imperial IPA. Available in 12 oz. 4 packs and on draft as part of Founders' limited release series, released annually in June. No label information. I am reviewing this alongside a 1 year, 3 month vintage.
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a tulip glass. Served above 47 degrees fahrenheit.
-Pours a caramel-white head of a creamy froth consistency over a red amber body with high clarity and very light, subtle carbonation. Head retention is average and lacing is light and droopy. Aroma is subtle and clean with an emerging caramel syrup body, very potent resinous, spicy and peppery hops and a whiff of alcohol. The aromatic potency is modest. The flavor improves on the limited aroma, with slick, undersweet and slightly grainy caramel malt syrup lining a peppery, resinous and massively bitter hop profile. Texture is slick, mildly viscous, slightly dry, with a subtle carbonation that generates a soft frothy mouthfeel. Body is high for the style, high overall. Balance is moderately bitter over sweet with a pinch of alcohol. The alcohol presence is moderate, off characters are minimal with some slight graininess to be expected. Overall, it's quite the bitter and brazen Triple IPA, although with an alcohol profile this high the sharp edges show a little easier- the alcohol comes through a little more than it should. Personally, I don't find that this beer stands up as well to others in its style, and the labeling of "Triple IPA" is more marketing than the merit of the beer itself. It's worth seeking out a single bottle before committing to a 4 pack, as the price is astoundingly high for what you get.
Founders Brewing Co.'s
Devil Dancer Triple IPA
1 Year, 3 month vintage: The appearance is much murkier and hazier in appearance with a similar styled head and retention. The alcohol profile is much more forward, grainy and boozy with a muted peppery and herbal hop profile. The flavor is similar, although much of the edgier hop profile has faded and a slightly fruitier and herbal hop profile remains, it doesn't remedy the booziness that has been revealed within this beer by time. The texture is slightly less clean, mildly chewy and peppery. Alcohol presence is moderate, and murky grain is amongst the many imperfections this beer has. Miles away a less favorable beer than the fresh vintage, nearly a drainpour! Drink as fresh as possible!
08-27-2014 22:38:42 | More by Jadjunk
4/5 rDev +2.6%
Poured into a Perfect Pint glass
A: Amber, opaque. A tan two finger head that lingers. Super thick lacing.
S: Tropical fruits. Mangoes, peaches. Malts and some scotch, too.
T: Sip and be awed. So smooth. Grapefruit prevails with a scotch burn. Low bitterness. Sip this one slowly. The 12% will take your head off and not apologize.
M: Medium with medium carbonation.
O: Zowee! Glad I got to try this highly touted brew. At nearly $5 for a 12 oz. bottle, it needs to be shared with friends.
08-25-2014 16:05:13 | More by brewskifan55
Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,957 ratings.