Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by USCTrojanBrian:
3.88/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle
Wow. Really off-putting at the start, but grew on me. Reminded me at times of a much more intense Bridgeport IPA (for various reasons that don't make sense right away), but really came through the more I drank.
Surprisingly balanced, no real ridiculous back of throat lingering taste, it's bitter but not for bitterness sake. Malt sweetness and character comes through. Nice texture. Surprisingly drinkable for 13%.
Not enamored with the aroma. One of the darker IPA's I've ever imbibed.
Hard to be great within this style, but this beer tried and didn't fall flat on its face but didn't scream world-beater, either.
Serving type: bottle
09-19-2008 00:03:47 | More by USCTrojanBrian
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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 3,588 ratings.