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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,698 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,698
Reviews: 1,307
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 268
Gots: 583 | FT: 23
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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mwill7287

Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap into ~11oz snifter. NB. Unfortunately did not have a clean palate for this one.

Appearance - The darkness of La Cave makes judging the appearance a little difficult. The brew appears to have a rich copper or reddish color. A frothy layer of head sits atop the lowly carbonated beer. A rich, thick lacing, imitative of the head, is left behind on the glass. 4.5

Smell - Ultra-hoppy. Plenty of piney wood notes as well as some tropical fruits. Also has a kind of grassy or weedy coloring to the nose. Malts are in there but are harder to detect with the crazy amount of hops in this brew. The alcohol, high content as it is, peeks through the piney hops easily enough. 4.5

Taste - This baby is bitter, but that's just how I like my super-IPAs. The bitterness lingers infinitely. It's morning as I write this and I think the aftertaste is still there just a little bit, not with my protest of course. Piney wood notes are dominant on the tongue, with plenty of those exotic citrus flavors as well, along with a touch of that weedy flavor. Of course the alcohol comes through but that is to be expected and is not a deterrent. Very interesting and subtle - will need to try with a fresh palate. 4.5

Mouthfeel - Surprisingly easy to drink for the high ABV, though I feel like I end up saying this for most DIPAs (or, in this case, I suppose TIPAs). Definitely sticky in the mouth and on the lips, but still goes down easily. Despite the ABV, it would be possible to have a few of these in a night. 4

Overall - Pretty awesome. Just a tad too bitter to be one of my faves, but very good nonetheless, and certainly very interesting. I will have to try this again from the bottle, or as my first beer of the night from the tap, to get an even more careful read on it. 4.5

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2011 16:40:12 | More by mwill7287
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12 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to nothing quickly. It is an amber copper color with good clarity and vision of slow moving bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Floral, grassy, pungent, citrus, onion, garlic, booze, and caramel.

Taste: Same as above. Burning tingly boozy sensation going down. Even after warming up, it's still the same.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, full bodied, low carbonation, tingly bitterness, and real boozy. It's definitely a sipper.

Overall: It's been a while, but still tasty. Should have held on to this one a bit longer.

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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,698 ratings.