Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by optiontwo:
3.85/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5
A: Pours a clear dark ruby with a half inch beige head and awesome lacing.
S: Aroma is incredibly juicy and fruity and has a distinct pot like smell. For all that hop smell there is actually some nice sweet malt in there.
T: Instead of some IPAs and DIPAs that hit you with the hops then finish with malt this one has hop flavor throughout and the malt peeks in intermittently which adds to the complexity. I had this on tap somewhere else the other day and it was way more bitter so I wonder if perhaps they were kegged at significantly different times. Either way, it's still bitter just not as crazy as I thought it'd be, but that's good. The fruit in it is very citrusy but the malt sweetness mixes well and brings in almost a soft berry flavor.
M: I would say this is pretty much perfect for a DIPA. Not too thick, not too light. Finishes nice and bitter.
D: If I didn't know I would probably guess this beer was 10% but I'm not surprised to read that it's 12%. That being said I think thy it's fairly well hidden but obviously one could only have so much.
O: Very nice DIPA. I'm glad I have the opportunity to have his on tap because the four packs are a bit of an investment. Not to say it's not worth it though, any hop head would be happy to have this brew.
Serving type: on-tap
08-02-2010 17:48:31 | More by optiontwo
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3.81/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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!
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 03:12:49 | More by BigRedDog
3.78/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
My first Founders!!! Can't get it where I live in CO. So when I saw this triple IPA on the East coast I had to try it. Big IPA fan but didn't expect the barley wine quality. Beautiful red color. Very intriguing smell. As for the taste the malty base hit first. Bready, some citrus, strawberry sweet maybe. Took a while to figure this one out. The mouthfeel is what was disappointing. I would have enjoyed this much more if there was more carbonation. No way I could sense the 125 IBUs I was expecting. Overall I enjoyed the beer but I felt like I should have bought the double trouble for my first Founders IPA experience.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 01:21:39 | More by Beaz18
Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
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