Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by emyers:
4.25/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz. bottle poured into a Founders snifter. Bottled on date: 5/30/13.
Appearance: Pours a deep, slightly cloudy copper-amber color with a finger-and-a-half off-white head. Pretty good head retention considering the abv, and leaves a nice lacing down the glass. Looks very enticing.
Smell: Big blast of grapefruit and pine up front along with some tangerine. The hops then give way to the malt, which comes through with strong caramel and toffee notes. The interaction between the hops and malt is really interesting here, as both are very strong, yet thet manage to stay out of each others' way.
Taste: Huge malt and hop flavors hit the palate simultaneously, providing an explosion of flavor. Pine, grapefruit, and grassy hop flavors mix with caramel, dark fruit, and biscuity malt flavors. Where the aroma came through in separately discernible layers, this really just all hits you at once. It can be somewhat overwhelming if you aren't ready for it (which is a feeling I remember quite well from the first time I tried this beer), but it's extremely unique and complex.
Mouthfeel: Very full-bodied with farily low carbonation. The mouthfeel is quite smooth despite the intensity of the flavor.
Overall: It's actually very difficult to rate this beer, as it isn't really similar to anything on the market. It's not something you just drink, it's something you experience. And if you can handle the storm, it's a wonderful experience.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2013 01:38:44 | More by emyers
More User Reviews:
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
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