Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
4.03/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees
Pours a lightly amber tinted, medium shade of crimson/ruby. A head of almost two-fingers worth of tan foam forms, then dissipates to a nice edge-to-edge surface film. The lacing is rather impressive.
Lots of hops notes come forth from this one. Big hints of pine resin, along with citrus notes and light tropical fruit hints. Nice bits of floral and grassy elements. Surprisingly, there seems to be a decent hint of background maltiness, as well.
Okay....it's not as out-of-balance as I expected, given it's reputation, but it's still nowhere near balanced. You can tell that Founders tried to balance it out a little bit, the hops are just too overwhelming. A good amount of grapefruit and citrus zest comes through and mixes with big notes of sticky pine resin and oil. Some mild hints of malt sweetness is on the tail-end and buried underneath, trying to bring some balance, but not quite getting all the way there.
This has a medium-to-full body and a light-to-medium level of carbonation. It is very smooth and has a nice touch of creaminess.
The out-of-balance hop presence, combined with the 12.00%abv will keep you from reaching for this one over and over. A very great every now and then kind of beer.
Serving type: bottle
11-04-2010 03:47:11 | More by coldmeat23
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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.