Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Phatz:
4.13/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: served on tap at Capones in Norristown PA. A Crimson red color, beautiful look in a 6 ounce snifter, with ivory head and nice light lacing.
Smell: A warm hop liquor aroma. Malts yes but not very sweet. It is biter and it doesn't back down on the alcohol. I like it but it could easily be perceived as intimidating on both counts, Hop and Alcohol.
Taste: It looks good it smells good but it really needs some age to become a decent mellow light barley wine. Double IPA. WOW. I don't know. At some point you just get too hot to be an IPA. Still it is tasty.
Mouthfeel: It starts with a nice some malt body giving it a smooth medium feel. As it harms more and more the booze comes out and the hotness makes the malts disappear a bit and gives a thinning impression at the end. Not bad though.
Drinkability: This is a one and done beer for me. It is a monster. An enjoyable one for a small serving but it is certainly a sipper.
Hope this is helpful.
Serving type: on-tap
08-24-2007 04:33:05 | More by Phatz
More User Reviews:
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 3,579 ratings.