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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,591 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,591
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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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice deep orange/amber color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down moderately slow and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of sweet caramelly malts, citrus, grapefruit (somewhat tropical) and pine.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a strong bitterness upfront, with sweet caramelly malts, citrusy/tropical hops and some piney resin.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2012 19:08:17 | More by SebD
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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,591 ratings.