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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

Founders Devil DancerFounders Devil Dancer

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,035 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3035
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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demcorhip

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sure was happy to see this one on my last trip stateside. The $16/4 pack was in no way discouraging.

Appearance
Poured a slightly hazed brownish beer mixed with hues of gold and deep red. A one finger light reddish tan head struggled to form on an fairly aggressive pour into my Chimay chalice. Very mildly carbonated, with almost no lacings.

Aroma
Huge aromas greated my nose. A blast of decadent, sweet and juicy tropical fruit tried to fill the room. Papaya, sweet red grapeferuit, orange and pineapple greeted my nose. While the hops dominated it was also obvious that there was alot of malts in here, with a solid, lightly buttered caramel backbone.

Taste
What an insanely huge beer, loaded with malts but especially hops. Sweet buttered caramel and creamy hazel nuts, and hints of darker fruits (fig and dates). Even with the solid malt backbone this is an IPA, the malts cant quite stand up to the huge hop blast. A huge oily blast of grapefruit and orange peel, tropical fruit (papaya, pineapple) strips the tongue and finishes with a long lingering piney and grapefruit finish.

Mouthfeel
Huge sweet and lightly buttered malt backbone is buried underneath a huge hoppy and fruity bitterness. The hops manage to blow the malts and even the alcohol away, leaving only some alcohol warmth behind in this 13% IIIPA. Very full bodied brew, but paradoxically the substantial resinouness of this brew helps to prevent it from being cloying.

Drinkability
Very drinkable huge beer. Not session fare, but could make for a memorable night of sipping. Not for those faint of hops. A rich and decadent treat that i will look forward to again!

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2006 15:12:21 | More by demcorhip
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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,035 ratings.