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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,768 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,768
Reviews: 1,311
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 272
Gots: 608 | FT: 27
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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cthulu81

Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

OK, here we go, the vaunted Devil Dancer. Triple IPA, eh? Whatever you wanna call it Founders just please make some more for NoVa next year. Please. Pours a rich amber tone with a tight, sexy little lacing on top. Oozing out of the glass are rich, resinous, sharp, earthy, DELICIOUS hops. Not much fruit here, just love juice from the gorgeous little cones. I salivate for a sip of this beauty. And sip I do. Sip, sip, sip. Yum, yum, yum. Despite the foolhardy amount of aggressive hops brimming over in this brew, the substantial malt fights tooth and nail to establish a sliver of balance. Immense flavors going on here. West Coast barley wine springs to mind, but no, that isn't quite right. Because barley wine doesn't do this thing justice. Maybe if I had the patience to sit on one of these for a year or two...but nahh. I am drinking my last one tonight, an noble sacrifice to add my review for us BAs. It has an almost creamy finish, once again further testament to this things abnormal balance. Founders, a second askance. Could you do this beer in Magnums for the holidays? Talk about love on a cold winter's eve. Alright, now I am just rambling loose compliments. But you deserve it Devil Dancer. Keep on shakin' your money maker. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2009 03:12:12 | More by cthulu81
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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,768 ratings.