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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,729 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,729
Reviews: 1,309
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 268
Gots: 593 | FT: 23
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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Dave_in_GR

Michigan

3.34/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance is a reddish amber color with a small amount of foamy tan head.

Smell is very potent, lots of astringent hop flavors (citrus, pine, floral) mixed with heavy malts as well.

Taste is ridiculous, massive dose of bitter hop flavors accompanied by a syrupy sweet caramel malt. I know big crazy flavors is what Founders does, but I can't imagine Devil Dancer would appeal to many people beyond a committed core of hopheads...

Mouthfeel is very thick and heavy, almost like a hop syrup goo has been used to coat your mouth. Lots of alcohol in this one too.

Overall for me, Devil Dancer is just too much to enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 22:56:13 | More by Dave_in_GR
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Will_Rivera

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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Tennessee

3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a deep, rich amber color. Not much head to speak of. Decent lacing.

Not too much smells here. Definite booze. Some citrus/grapefruit/lemon. Some floral notes.

Good taste. A little malty for an IPA. Pretty boozy, but not overpowering. I like malty beers, but as far as IPAs go this blurs the line between an IPA and a barleywine.

Good mouthfeel. Very full and creamy with light carbonation.

Like the dogfish 120, I'm gonna age two or three of these and see how they do in a little while. Looking forward to the next time!

Serving type: bottle

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3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
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My first Founders!!! Can't get it where I live in CO. So when I saw this triple IPA on the East coast I had to try it. Big IPA fan but didn't expect the barley wine quality. Beautiful red color. Very intriguing smell. As for the taste the malty base hit first. Bready, some citrus, strawberry sweet maybe. Took a while to figure this one out. The mouthfeel is what was disappointing. I would have enjoyed this much more if there was more carbonation. No way I could sense the 125 IBUs I was expecting. Overall I enjoyed the beer but I felt like I should have bought the double trouble for my first Founders IPA experience.

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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,729 ratings.