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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,785 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,785
Reviews: 1,314
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 273
Gots: 613 | FT: 26
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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Greasy

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-14-2013 14:59:15 | More by Greasy
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DannyS

New York

3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

An extra from a trade with DocHo11idaze. Bottled 5/15/2014. Poured into a pint mason jar glass.

A - Pours a deep translucent brown amber with only a thin collar of foam and loose spots of lacing.

S - Boozy, piney, malty, funky, and a bit musty. Smells like a moderately aged 90min , which could be good or bad...

T - Probably the maltiest IPA I've had. In stark contrast to fresh flower and pine bombs like Heady and Pliny, this is a dank, oily, syrupy, earthy sort of brew with a subtle yet long-lasting bitterness. It's sweet, dirty, and funky.

M - Pretty heavy and oily on the tongue. Barely elevated by its carbonation. This is a weighty brew.

Overall - At 12% ABV, this one is quite boozy and goes right to the head, so be careful with it! If you're used to the bright, bitter, flowery kinds of IPA's, I definitely recommend you seek this one out to get a taste of the dank side.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2014 04:30:00 | More by DannyS
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cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-02-2014 03:33:31 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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DavidHume

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

08-02-2014 00:30:37 | More by DavidHume
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NIURicky

Illinois

5/5  rDev +28.2%

08-02-2014 00:27:31 | More by NIURicky
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brentarca36


5/5  rDev +28.2%

08-01-2014 19:22:26 | More by brentarca36
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MaxPowers

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-01-2014 18:28:24 | More by MaxPowers
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JWhite91


4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-01-2014 18:17:35 | More by JWhite91
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normALE

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-01-2014 15:59:42 | More by normALE
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ryanjtravis

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-01-2014 15:53:04 | More by ryanjtravis
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hpthebull

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-01-2014 11:55:22 | More by hpthebull
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Beerhunter247


4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

08-01-2014 04:20:41 | More by Beerhunter247
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fthegiants

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-01-2014 04:14:30 | More by fthegiants
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qchic

Maryland

3.51/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

App: Single bottle ($5.99!) pours a very rosy amber with modest head.

Aroma: caramelly hop syrup. Sensing the 12%

Taste: boozy fruit punch, caramel, cherry cough drop, goes from sweet to bitter to fire breath.

Mo: gentle carb, noticeable alcohol warmth, body isn't overwhelming for 12%

Over: I knew this was a polarizing beer, and I was in the mood for a big beer (which I am no stranger to), so I kept an open mind. Glad I tried it, but I won't revisit this one again. I was surprised to just stumble upon it and I remember the guy at the shop talking about how good it was lol.

Value: horrible

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 02:35:50 | More by qchic
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raulazzer

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-31-2014 17:51:20 | More by raulazzer
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Brandonlestage1869

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

07-31-2014 13:18:42 | More by Brandonlestage1869
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Fernans

Rhode Island

4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Interesting, expected something stronger. Not necessarily a bad thing. Robust without over powering hoppines. Malty start is as vibrant as some of the great imperial IPAs out there. Though enjoyable, I preferred the back woods bastard from founders. Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

07-31-2014 11:56:12 | More by Fernans
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Jeff_Byrd

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-31-2014 11:38:30 | More by Jeff_Byrd
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Lucasrjoel


3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-31-2014 04:26:41 | More by Lucasrjoel
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wesbourne

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-31-2014 01:38:56 | More by wesbourne
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MightyMickleton


3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-31-2014 00:35:42 | More by MightyMickleton
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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

07-30-2014 01:38:30 | More by rawfish
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TMoney86ss

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-29-2014 23:52:41 | More by TMoney86ss
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memphischas

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-29-2014 23:20:24 | More by memphischas
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MikeRusso

Connecticut

3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The color and smell of the beer is great. It has a nice caramel color and a sweet hoppy smell. At 12% the alcohol content is a little high for my liking, but its a nice beer to sip on for a lazy cool afternoon. To me this is more of a fall beer to drink at night.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 23:01:48 | More by MikeRusso
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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,785 ratings.