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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Devil DancerFounders Devil Dancer

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,775 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,775
Reviews: 1,313
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 273
Gots: 608 | 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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Reviews by jmarsh123:
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark orange with very little head and some slight lacing

S - Lots of hops; Grapefruit and citrus with a little boozy smell

T - Lots and lots of hops. Similar to smell profile, but a good malty backbone with lots of caramel to back up the hops. Slight warmth from the alcohol towards the end that fades into a bitter aftertaste

M - Highly carbonated and fairly light for such a boozy beer.

D - This will ruin your palate for pretty much anything afterwards, but it's a good beer that I'll be having several more of.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 22:23:45 | More by jmarsh123
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3.51/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

App: Single bottle ($5.99!) pours a very rosy amber with modest head.

Aroma: caramelly hop syrup. Sensing the 12%

Taste: boozy fruit punch, caramel, cherry cough drop, goes from sweet to bitter to fire breath.

Mo: gentle carb, noticeable alcohol warmth, body isn't overwhelming for 12%

Over: I knew this was a polarizing beer, and I was in the mood for a big beer (which I am no stranger to), so I kept an open mind. Glad I tried it, but I won't revisit this one again. I was surprised to just stumble upon it and I remember the guy at the shop talking about how good it was lol.

Value: horrible

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4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
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Interesting, expected something stronger. Not necessarily a bad thing. Robust without over powering hoppines. Malty start is as vibrant as some of the great imperial IPAs out there. Though enjoyable, I preferred the back woods bastard from founders. Cheers!

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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 3,775 ratings.