Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Augustiner719:
3.3/5 rDev -15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass:
Appearance: Pours a very decadent reddish brown viscous color with almost 100% clarity. Does have some hop haze but really a filtered kind of look. The head is just off white, like eggshell with lots of little crators like honeycomb in it. Really sticky looking too. Not fantastic lacing but thats due to the booze in this guy.
Smell: The smell is unreal. Has a very sweet yet blanced sticky aroma of sugary pine needles, honeycomb and even some nice toasted pine cone. Also has that rich grapefruit aroma but caramalized. Sweet orange peel and candied lemons are very dominant.
Taste: This might be a dissapointment. going back to another sip to adjust my palate. Really not that overly hoppy. This is a dry hop monster but really this beer just tastes like hop steeped booze. Has a rum like sweetness mixed with the alcohol burn. Also has a a real bitter grapefruit and citrus pith overbearing taste on the finish mixed with the booze burn. On the plus side, its really malty and tries to get balanced but the booze and bitterness overbears.
Mouthfeel: For a beer this high in alcohol, its suprisingly carbonated well. really has the feel of a dipa, but overly bitter dry finish is not pleasing.
Drinkability: This beer is drinkable, but i would age it or at least let it sit open for a while to mellow. the bitterness and booze overpowers this. This one is very fresh and really needs time in the bottle. Drink this like a whisky, or a fine cognac in slow sips as its just too powerful and boozy right now.
Serving type: bottle
08-05-2010 00:37:08 | More by Augustiner719
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4.11/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled 5/24/13 at 45 degrees into imperial pint
Aroma – very deep pine/hemlock aroma
Head large (6.5cm), frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing to a 2 mm layer
Body clear, more amber than orange
Flavor begins with a thick sweet piney taste, very resinous, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate is medium, oily to syrupy, with a light bitter finish
I realize this beer is technically past its prime, but has aged well, becoming a very smooth flavorable ale. I’ll be buying more to cellar.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 00:05:46 | More by Ozzylizard
Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,005 ratings.