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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,593 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,593
Reviews: 1,301
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.07%
Wants: 264
Gots: 557 | FT: 24
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 NorthsideFred:
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NorthsideFred

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoying 8 ounces, in a snifter, on tap, at Founders, for $5.

A: Pretty. Pours a hazy orange.

S: The most intense pine I've ever sniffed in a beer! Some tropical fruits try to squeeze through, but this is all about the pine (and the hints of pot, onions, basil, etc...).

T: I like it a lot. Sweet, piney, goodness, with a hint of tropical fruit. If George Brett was here, he'd make them check the glass for pine tar!

M: I don't know how one beer can be both oily and sticky but it is. Medium to full bodied with nice carbonation.

O: Damn good beer. One of the most complex beers I've ever had. Couldn't drink too many, but I like it a lot.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2011 04:06:06 | More by NorthsideFred
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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.

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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.

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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,593 ratings.