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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,587 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,587
Reviews: 1,301
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.07%
Wants: 264
Gots: 556 | 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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airohead2001

Illinois

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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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,587 ratings.