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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

Founders Devil DancerFounders Devil Dancer

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,031 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3031
Reviews: 1251
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.32%


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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busterthecat

Massachusetts

2.98/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked a single 12oz for ~$6. Bottle date of 6/17/11? Ink has slightly rubbed off. Read the recent reviews and tread on this brew and had to try this one myself. Poured into an Allagash Chalice.

A- Pours a clearish copper hue that rests pretty dark and rich in the glass. A 1/2" of darker off-white foam forms. Carbonation bubbles cling to side of glass. Head fades and leaves a neat filmy capping.

A- A big strong orange & tangelo aroma. Ripe and rich with a bit of tang. There is some odd background smell, perhaps what others have labeled "oniony". It is a bit vegetal like. A good level of sticky caramel with some spice in the aroma to give some depth. Never smelt an DIPA with this aroma before.

T- Sweet oranges and caramel upfront. Lots of balance, more on the malty side. The bitterness in there in the middle and end, but the sweet and spicy caramel body is center stage. Woodsy and earthy flavors in the mix. Some boozy alcohol taste. The hop zest really get lost in the malt bill. There is the continual odd off-taste that follows each sip.

M- Medium- big bodied. Full on palate. wet to dry pretty quickly. The caramel level makes it a tad chewy and lightly cloying. Bitterness lingers well, not to powerful. After taste isn't very enjoyable.

O- I have really liked the other Founders brews i've tried, but this one isn't for me. Too much malt and the odd off-flavor for me to enjoy. Worth a try, but not worth the price. Almost seems like a Barleywine in some aspects.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2011 19:08:17 | More by busterthecat
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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,031 ratings.