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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,765 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,765
Reviews: 1,311
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 269
Gots: 603 | FT: 25
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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Reviews by ClearDog:
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ClearDog

Wisconsin

4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've heard rumors for quite a while about Founders Devil Dancer coming to Wisconsin, but today was finally the day. Purchased a 4-pack at Discount Liquor in Milwaukee for $11.99 plus tax.

Appearance -- Poured deep golden amber with a respectful head but it didn't last for long. Great oily lacing.

Smell -- Hops baby! Hops! Smelled of dense warm hops. Hints of alcohol.

Taste -- Awesome! This is a hop head's wet dream. Really bitter hops with a warm alcohol finish. Hints of citrus at the end.

Mouthfeel -- Heavy and creamy . . . very nice.

Drinkability -- I loved it! No doubt I'd love to have another one, but could I handle it? At 13% ABV I'm not sure. I could probably handle one more however I'd have an incredible buzz. There's no way I could put down more than two of these and still remember how the night progressed.

I'll probably purchase another 4-pack to sit on because it’s a limited offering. For the price and the alcohol content I'll probably only want to bust one out for a special occasion.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2005 04:32:24 | More by ClearDog
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rawfish

California

3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours rusty amber and red with a this line of beige bubbles. Not really enough here to count on any head retention and a few flecks of 'lace'.

Caramel notes out of the malt that is more of a corn syrup and alcohol mixture. Hops provide a dark tangerine and apricot tone with some apple juice mixing with the sugars.

Malt is way lighter here than on the nose, thank goodness, a nice bready quality with backing of caramel and molasses. Hops hit with dark orange citrus and an herbal backing, somewhat onion-y and gnarly that carries through the bitterness in the finish. Herbal and earthy in the aftertaste that compliments the bitterness.

Smooth carbonation, a sipper but not overly heavy handed. Solid over the palate and you can feel a nice viscosity allowing the hops to stick. Alcohol is present but well under what I feared.

A sipping DIPA with a crazy amount of malt and surprisingly enough hops to balance, though it doesn't particularly excel in that department. I was fearing the size of the beer but it is drinkable in its own way.

Serving type: bottle

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3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,765 ratings.