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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,772 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,772
Reviews: 1,312
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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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.

A: Deep copper and a touch hazy (chill haze) pouring to a single finger of head with low retention falling to a thin collar and bits of lacing.

S: Big malty nose, almost sticky, raisins. A big bouquet of spicy bittering hops; alcohol.

T: Massive sweet malt and heavy caramel. Tons of American bittering for a powerful pucker factor, but not enough to dry the finish out.

M: Big body and low carbonation; big, thick, syrupy.

O: This feels and drinks like a hoppy barleywine; not that that’s a bad thing…just saying! A tasty beer, showing what pushing the grain bill can do.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 13:10:36 | More by mtomlins
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: on-tap

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3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,772 ratings.