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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,700 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,700
Reviews: 1,307
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 268
Gots: 584 | FT: 23
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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Reviews by Vogie:
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Vogie

Michigan

3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Perhaps one of the more controversial Triple IPA's out there. It pours a nice dark red with little if any head. Big juicy hop aromas to start. It almost reminds me of smelling a fresh pineapple. Taste follows the nose upfront with juicy pineapple and other tropical fruits. The backend leaves less to be desired. I couldn't put my finger on it. It was almost like the malts were competing with a hot alcohol burn. It has a typical smooth mouthfeel, which all Founders beers have.

I was surprised at how unhoppy this beer was. It had a mostly good balance of hops and malts, neither one dominating the other. What confused me was the backend taste. It was bitter but not 112 IBU's. I've heard people say this is similar to a Barleywine and I might have to agree.

Overall this beer gets a mostly good rating from me. Good aromas and juicy pineapple taste upfront with a smooth mouthfeel. I couldn’t get paste the aftertaste though. I would recommend this beer, but at a price point of $5 and up a bottle it might be safe to just buy one bottle a year and call it good. An odd yet interesting beer for sure…

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,700 ratings.