Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by JayQue:
4.38/5 rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
WOW!!!! I never thought a beer could be too hoppy, but this one takes hoppy goodness close to the limit. This is a big beer with big flavor. More intense flavor than DFH 120 minute, but obviously less kick.
Pours a somewhat hazy iced tea color with a big off white head. The head fades fast, complements of the 13% abv. Leaves thick lacing on the glass. Smell is mostly piney hops.
Taste is POWERFUL..Piney hops up front, even more intense citrus hops to follow. The alcohol warmth is evident going down the throat the more you drink, but there is no hint of alcohol in the taste.
Mouthfeel is rich (probably), I'm assuming that even if my taste buds were not fried, I would still notice the richness. Not that highly carbonated, slightly oily consistency.
Drinkability is good. I am looking forward to the other 4 that I bought, but not tonight. This is too intense for enjoying more than one. Still a great experience. A great beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2009 01:55:56 | More by JayQue
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2.96/5 rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
12 oz. bottle with the notoriously unreadable Founder's dating stamped on the neck. Poured into a Duvel tulip a much darker color than I was expecting. Slightly murky dark copper with a tiny crown of beige head which fades into nothing within a minute. Thin sheet of lacing around the glass.
This one definitely has quite the hoppy nose. Dry hopped with ten different varietals and you can tell. Massive fruity bouquet stands out, but is so overwhelming that all the flavors blend together, tying in with a bit of resin. There's a ton of caramel malts in this thing too, adding a nice backbone to all the hops with caramel, toast, brown sugar, and molasses notes. Definite brandy-like fusel alcohol aromas as well.
This drinks almost as much like a liqueur as a beer. Thick, sweet, sugary molasses and caramel malts combine with the tropical fruits to make this actually a bit sweet. Somewhat rum-like between the massive sweetness and alcohol flavors. Overly sweet finish combines with a highly bitter finish to create something quite unpleasant.
Thick, chewy, sappy mouthfeel. Heavy-bodied with little carbonation.
I've had many DIPAs and even a couple that claim to be "Triple IPAs," and this doesn't stand up to most. Throwing as much barley and hops as humanly possible into a kettle doesn't make a good beer. The flavors are overhwelming, and not in a good way. More of a ridiculously overhopped barley wine than anything else.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 01:27:12 | More by Phocion
Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,594 ratings.