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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,773 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,773
Reviews: 1,313
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 273
Gots: 608 | 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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Qbdoo

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was overwhelmed - in not such a good way - by my first two bottles of this. Just seemed excessively bitter and almost - to this hop head - undrinkable. I had to force it down. But I learned to really appreciate it once the shock wore off. The hoppiness is not just bitter but rather complex, especially if you let it warm. And the high alcohol content is nicely masked. If this were priced reasonably, I'd buy up a bunch whenever it comes out. But at $20+/4-pack this outstanding beer is just not worth it. But offer me one at your house, and I jump at it.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 02:37:16 | More by Qbdoo
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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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BeerBeast

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-29-2014 22:28:57 | More by BeerBeast
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AmericaGWShark

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-29-2014 16:48:00 | More by AmericaGWShark
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suckaj

Florida

3/5  rDev -23.1%

07-29-2014 15:04:49 | More by suckaj
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avisong

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-29-2014 02:25:14 | More by avisong
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Necronomad

Switzerland

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-29-2014 01:45:51 | More by Necronomad
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dhar5668

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +28.2%

07-28-2014 22:47:15 | More by dhar5668
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optimator705

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-28-2014 22:01:42 | More by optimator705
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Marcov300


3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-28-2014 21:25:20 | More by Marcov300
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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-28-2014 11:08:09 | More by bump8628
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Matt_Felix

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9%

07-28-2014 04:19:32 | More by Matt_Felix
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-28-2014 00:57:25 | More by JamieDuncan
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JohnathanColeman

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9%

07-27-2014 23:07:27 | More by JohnathanColeman
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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,773 ratings.