Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by AndyAvalanche:
4.45/5 rDev +13.8%
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:
2.96/5 rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
12 oz. bottle with the notoriously unreadable Founder's dating stamped on the neck. Poured into a Duvel tulip a much darker color than I was expecting. Slightly murky dark copper with a tiny crown of beige head which fades into nothing within a minute. Thin sheet of lacing around the glass.
This one definitely has quite the hoppy nose. Dry hopped with ten different varietals and you can tell. Massive fruity bouquet stands out, but is so overwhelming that all the flavors blend together, tying in with a bit of resin. There's a ton of caramel malts in this thing too, adding a nice backbone to all the hops with caramel, toast, brown sugar, and molasses notes. Definite brandy-like fusel alcohol aromas as well.
This drinks almost as much like a liqueur as a beer. Thick, sweet, sugary molasses and caramel malts combine with the tropical fruits to make this actually a bit sweet. Somewhat rum-like between the massive sweetness and alcohol flavors. Overly sweet finish combines with a highly bitter finish to create something quite unpleasant.
Thick, chewy, sappy mouthfeel. Heavy-bodied with little carbonation.
I've had many DIPAs and even a couple that claim to be "Triple IPAs," and this doesn't stand up to most. Throwing as much barley and hops as humanly possible into a kettle doesn't make a good beer. The flavors are overhwelming, and not in a good way. More of a ridiculously overhopped barley wine than anything else.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 01:27:12 | More by Phocion
Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,594 ratings.