Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 3,587 | Reviews: 1,301 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Qbdoo:
3.95/5 rDev +1%
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
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 3,587 ratings.