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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Devil DancerFounders Devil Dancer

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,707 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,707
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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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Transcribed from my notebook.

Appears slightly cloudy bronzed reddish-orange, one finger head that recedes to a slick on the surface of the brew, some mediocre lacing is left behind...

At the very moment you take your first sniff, you know that you are holding a very large hop bomb. At first I get heavy pineapple, grapefruit peel, cannabis, clove, pepper, than I get medium onion and garlic, layered on top of lighter quantities of the grassy / floral / earthy noble hop spectrums, as well as a sturdy amount of sweet malt scent. The very first part of the sip hits your tongue with citric peel / sweet malt that is actually somewhat balanced, but that brief moment of harmony rapidly gets annihilated by the beer remembering that it is a hop bomb, and hitting your tongue with tremendous amounts of onion-garlic Simcoe-styled spiciness. And the finish is positively raw with the combination of onions and pine resinous bitters with a fair amount of hot booziness leaving you somewhat dried out. The body is medium-heavy, but not syrupy at all, for which I am grateful.
There is really nothing at all subtle about this beer, and if you don't like Simcoe, you should stay away. If you do like your onions and garlic in your beer, than this hop-bomb is pretty damn fun to experience at least once, although the price is kind of absurdly high. One "hop bomb" per week of something like this is more than enough to satisfy the masochistic tastebuds in my mouth.... I personally prefer the Oracle for doing the same thing only with less onion character.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 21:41:54 | More by WastingFreetime
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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,707 ratings.