Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by airohead2001:
3.38/5 rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Big thanks to glazeman who found this one on his Sunday road trip.
A - Orange-red with a slight haziness. Nice half finger head that fades to a few fizzies on the rim. Pretty standard appearance for an IPA.
S - Very good smell. Juicy grapefruits, oranges, rich malts, some piney hops, and booze.
T - Similar to the smell, but a little bit more harsh on the hops. The malts are not nearly as prominent as they are in the nose. Ok. So there's sort of a lot going on here, and I'm not entirely convinced that it's all good. There are some strong piney and citrus hop flavors, but neither of them truly dominate. And yet, despite the even match of piney with citrus hops, something about this beer just isn't quite balanced. Maybe it's the lack of malts in the taste, or maybe it's the lack of layers as the beer gets dissected on the palate, but there's a little something missing.
M - Very good. Nice and thick, similar to KBS or Nemesis.
D - Despite the high ABV and the odd blend of hop profiles in the taste, I think this one is quite drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2010 01:13:31 | More by airohead2001
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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 3,587 ratings.