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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,765 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,765
Reviews: 1,311
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 269
Gots: 606 | FT: 26
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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barczar

Kentucky

4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a half inch cream head that lingers, clinging to the glass.

Aroma is bready, heavily caramel malt, toasted, with surprisingly subtle floral and citrus hops.

There's a substantial slightly sweet caramel malt, bready flavor, backed by grapefruit pith and a very bitter finish. Citrus is more predominant as it warms, with resin and pine emerging late. Herbal hops linger in the finish, which is fairly hot. Onion and dank characters are somewhat subdued, but add complexity.

Body is fairly thick, with moderate to low carbonation and significant hot alcohol warmth. There's a bit of astringency present.

Far different than last year's offering, which was overwhelmingly oniony. More bitter than flavor hops, and a big malt backbone to carry the hops.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2012 23:44:02 | More by barczar
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rawfish

California

3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours rusty amber and red with a this line of beige bubbles. Not really enough here to count on any head retention and a few flecks of 'lace'.

Caramel notes out of the malt that is more of a corn syrup and alcohol mixture. Hops provide a dark tangerine and apricot tone with some apple juice mixing with the sugars.

Malt is way lighter here than on the nose, thank goodness, a nice bready quality with backing of caramel and molasses. Hops hit with dark orange citrus and an herbal backing, somewhat onion-y and gnarly that carries through the bitterness in the finish. Herbal and earthy in the aftertaste that compliments the bitterness.

Smooth carbonation, a sipper but not overly heavy handed. Solid over the palate and you can feel a nice viscosity allowing the hops to stick. Alcohol is present but well under what I feared.

A sipping DIPA with a crazy amount of malt and surprisingly enough hops to balance, though it doesn't particularly excel in that department. I was fearing the size of the beer but it is drinkable in its own way.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 01:38:30 | More by rawfish
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TMoney86ss

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-29-2014 23:52:41 | More by TMoney86ss
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Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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MikeRusso

Connecticut

3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The color and smell of the beer is great. It has a nice caramel color and a sweet hoppy smell. At 12% the alcohol content is a little high for my liking, but its a nice beer to sip on for a lazy cool afternoon. To me this is more of a fall beer to drink at night.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 23:01:48 | More by MikeRusso
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Florida

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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Florida

3/5  rDev -23.1%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Switzerland

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +28.2%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +9%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9%

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Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -42.3%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,765 ratings.