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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,768 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,768
Reviews: 1,311
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 272
Gots: 608 | FT: 27
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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Mancer

New York

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a beautiful red with a two finger high off-white head. Lively carbonation was visible, as well as a moderate amount of lacing. The initial smell of the beer was that of Citrus hops, pine, and fruits. The initial taste of the beer was the citrus hops , followed by piney overtones, with a light mount of malts. This brew finished in a rather weak manner, not as bitter as I would have expected. The beer had a medium body and was surprisingly not dry.

I would have to say that this is a pretty good DIPA. Although I would have liked it to be more bitter and dry, it still satiated my want for this style. Also, this was my first growler experience, and I'd say it panned out very nicely. An excellent beer, definitely worth seeking.

Serving type: growler

07-10-2010 00:12:18 | More by Mancer
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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.

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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,768 ratings.