Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by AndyAvalanche:
4.45/5 rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12 oz. bottle (bottled June 2011) poured into a Sierra Nevada Snifter Style glass. A hearty amber color with excellent clarity, I didn't expect it to be so well filtered. Small white cap, doesn't really stick around, no lacing.
Smell is wonderful. As most of this style, it's extremely hoppy. Big combination of various hops tickle your nose, floral, herbal and slight citrus. At the same time it's pretty well malted. Sort of like sweet syrup that was left on the stove and slightly burned. A slight bit of alcohol tickles your nose at the end. So basically very hoppy, with a good malt backbone and a touch of alcohol that warms your nose.
Taste is wonderful, it picks up right where the smell leaves off. Sweetness is right there to begin with, as good as any high gravity well malted beers, even heavier stouts and porters. However the hop factor comes up and comes up big. Alcohol still present, but not overbearing, 12% is not what I would have guessed. It's pretty pleasant. I've heard several people bring up the marijuana flavors...I've detected that when it's fresh, but not as much on this one that's about 3 months old.
Moutnfeel is very good. Has a lot going on and well balanced despite of everything. Sort of a weak carbonation level that makes it feel a little more like a liquor. As it warms the flavor gets stronger and stronger, pretty good. A strong bitter finish.
Devil Dancer is a really great double (or triple as the label says) IPA. Another grand slam from Founders, keep it up!
Serving type: bottle
09-06-2011 01:03:42 | More by AndyAvalanche
More User Reviews:
3.84/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.
Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to nothing quickly. It is an amber copper color with good clarity and vision of slow moving bubbles coming up through the glass.
Smell: Floral, grassy, pungent, citrus, onion, garlic, booze, and caramel.
Taste: Same as above. Burning tingly boozy sensation going down. Even after warming up, it's still the same.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, full bodied, low carbonation, tingly bitterness, and real boozy. It's definitely a sipper.
Overall: It's been a while, but still tasty. Should have held on to this one a bit longer.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 05:59:39 | More by Flounder57
Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,709 ratings.