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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,594 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,594
Reviews: 1,301
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.07%
Wants: 264
Gots: 557 | FT: 24
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:
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!

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-17-2004)
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

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
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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,594 ratings.