Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by bnes09:
3.88/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I love hoppy beer so I was pumped to give this one a try. Its a deep, orange amber in color. Thin, off-white head forms from a gental pour and sticks around forever. Smooth lacing coats the glass. Excellent head retention for such a big brew.
Tons of spices in the nose. Cinammon and nutmeg come to mind. Delivers an overload of piney hops and a moderate alcohol burn to the nostrils. Smooth maple sweetness also. As it warms it gives off a butterrum kind of aroma.
Hops unload and never let up with an intense grapefruit and pine bitterness that dominates from beginning to end. A dense, maple malt sweetness creeps in mid-drink to balance but, in all its strength, is still overpowered by the hops. Spices are there too, cinammon and nutmeg. Its like a hopped up eggnog beverage or a syrupy apple cider. Let it warm up a bit and it has a more mellow and smooth character but is still not enough to tame the massive hop army. Aftertaste is bitter, bitter, bitter!
Dense, syrupy body. Sticky on the lips. Low to moderate carbonation. Very drying on the palate. Alcohol warmth hits your throat a second or two after each sip and seems to intensify as you drink.
The complexity of flavors are so interesting that you can't help but want to take another sip. However, the intense hops and dense body make it difficult to drink more than one bottle. All I've got to say is savor it with the utmost care and respect as it could very easily kick your ass. Definitely a must try for adventurous hop lovers. I would love to try it one tap.
Serving type: bottle
10-20-2010 02:30:35 | More by bnes09
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4.11/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled 5/24/13 at 45 degrees into imperial pint
Aroma – very deep pine/hemlock aroma
Head large (6.5cm), frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing to a 2 mm layer
Body clear, more amber than orange
Flavor begins with a thick sweet piney taste, very resinous, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate is medium, oily to syrupy, with a light bitter finish
I realize this beer is technically past its prime, but has aged well, becoming a very smooth flavorable ale. I’ll be buying more to cellar.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 00:05:46 | More by Ozzylizard
Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,006 ratings.