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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,766 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,766
Reviews: 1,311
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 269
Gots: 606 | FT: 26
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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jamespub

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from tasting notes from 6/9/2011. 2010 Batch.

A-Malty dark amber color with nice carbonation. Clear

S-Amazing smell of malt and pine. One of the best smelling beers I have ever sniffed. clean, nothing offensive, the smell begs it to be drank.

T- This is a very malt heavy IPA, but it must be kept in mind that after year of aging, the hops have decreased a bit. This was still a bitter beer and had a good piney hop flavor, but the malt and alcohol became much more prominent. The after taste was harsh alcohol and it lingered. Somewhat unpleasant, but didn't detract from the overall taste.

M- Thick and malty. Warm alcohol.

O- Such a fantastic beer. I had it fresh as well when it was first released and remember it being awesome. I'm sure it is a totally different beer after the aging. Either way, seek it out, drink a few fresh, and hold on to a few. Founder's just doesn't do bad beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2011 23:53:44 | More by jamespub
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Pours rusty amber and red with a this line of beige bubbles. Not really enough here to count on any head retention and a few flecks of 'lace'.

Caramel notes out of the malt that is more of a corn syrup and alcohol mixture. Hops provide a dark tangerine and apricot tone with some apple juice mixing with the sugars.

Malt is way lighter here than on the nose, thank goodness, a nice bready quality with backing of caramel and molasses. Hops hit with dark orange citrus and an herbal backing, somewhat onion-y and gnarly that carries through the bitterness in the finish. Herbal and earthy in the aftertaste that compliments the bitterness.

Smooth carbonation, a sipper but not overly heavy handed. Solid over the palate and you can feel a nice viscosity allowing the hops to stick. Alcohol is present but well under what I feared.

A sipping DIPA with a crazy amount of malt and surprisingly enough hops to balance, though it doesn't particularly excel in that department. I was fearing the size of the beer but it is drinkable in its own way.

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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,766 ratings.