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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,739 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,739
Reviews: 1,309
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 268
Gots: 597 | FT: 24
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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Reviews by foogerd:
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foogerd

New York

4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Deep copper orange clear body with a thin off white head.

S- Pineapply hops with a solid grainy malt backing, fruity tropical aroma and malty crackers.

T- Serious hops rip your taste buds and demand a higher level of sensory ability. Whats amazing is the amount of balance Founders has managed to achieve despite its "Triple IPA" status. Considering the high level abv its damn well hidden. The hops here showcase beautifully with the malt backing, tropical fruits and caramel malts intermingle in a dance that can last all night long.

M- Moderate carbonation gives my tongue a prickley sensation from the hops.

O- This is no gimmick, the balance is a work of art in a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2011 05:05:02 | More by foogerd
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
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12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a deep, rich amber color. Not much head to speak of. Decent lacing.

Not too much smells here. Definite booze. Some citrus/grapefruit/lemon. Some floral notes.

Good taste. A little malty for an IPA. Pretty boozy, but not overpowering. I like malty beers, but as far as IPAs go this blurs the line between an IPA and a barleywine.

Good mouthfeel. Very full and creamy with light carbonation.

Like the dogfish 120, I'm gonna age two or three of these and see how they do in a little while. Looking forward to the next time!

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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,739 ratings.