Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by barnzy78:
4.03/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz, 2009 - 12%, 112 ibu.
Pours a syrupy ruby red color with hues of deep orange. An expected very thin off-white head actually leaves a decent sticky lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma is amazing - sweet citrus (grapefruit and orange) with some floral hop as well. Alcohol, sweet caramely malt, and a hint of tea are present on the nose as well. Tastes are full-flavored - alcohol is very present at first, but sits back and lets the complexity of the ale take over - huge up-front grapefruit, orange and a hint of lemon initially. Sweet malts counter the bitterness better than expected, but the hop bitterness still rides out the finish with tons of pine and alcohol. Leaves a tingle (maybe a bruise) on the tongue with a nice white-peppery hop bite to finish. Mouth-feel is thick like syrup, chewy, but very smooth and oily from the hop resins. Overall, unbelievable quality here, especially when working with 112 ibu's. Excellent craftsmanship but one will do just fine for me, which takes away from drinkability - although now that I'm finished with it, I kind of want another one...
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2009 20:17:21 | More by barnzy78
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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 3,588 ratings.