Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by scruffwhor:
4.3/5 rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
One of my first ppurchases when I turned twenty one. I saved two bottles from that initial 4-pack. This is the first one aged for a little over one year.
Appearance- Very pretty, deep amber, copper hue. Makes me think of a sweet liqeur in appearance. This beer has some viscocity. Light head with no lacing and very sluggish bubbles, whenever you could see them. Still very pretty looking.
Smell- Still hoppy, but much more mellowed then when I first tried this hop monster fresh. The malts are allowed to mingle with the hops to give a better interplay between the two. Much more enticing.
Taste- Very smooth hops and much better interplay between some sweet bready mlats and more sugary citrus rinds. Some slight estery notes peaches and pomegranate danced here and there. I like the aged taste better than the fresh one.
Mouthfeel- Much smoother than a fresh bottle. The high IBUs made this a hard to swallow beer. I love IPAs. Even though the aged version is still a sipper, much easier to relax and feel. The fresh stuff sort of makes you jump. Both are good, but in there own way.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2007 02:23:45 | More by scruffwhor
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2.96/5 rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
12 oz. bottle with the notoriously unreadable Founder's dating stamped on the neck. Poured into a Duvel tulip a much darker color than I was expecting. Slightly murky dark copper with a tiny crown of beige head which fades into nothing within a minute. Thin sheet of lacing around the glass.
This one definitely has quite the hoppy nose. Dry hopped with ten different varietals and you can tell. Massive fruity bouquet stands out, but is so overwhelming that all the flavors blend together, tying in with a bit of resin. There's a ton of caramel malts in this thing too, adding a nice backbone to all the hops with caramel, toast, brown sugar, and molasses notes. Definite brandy-like fusel alcohol aromas as well.
This drinks almost as much like a liqueur as a beer. Thick, sweet, sugary molasses and caramel malts combine with the tropical fruits to make this actually a bit sweet. Somewhat rum-like between the massive sweetness and alcohol flavors. Overly sweet finish combines with a highly bitter finish to create something quite unpleasant.
Thick, chewy, sappy mouthfeel. Heavy-bodied with little carbonation.
I've had many DIPAs and even a couple that claim to be "Triple IPAs," and this doesn't stand up to most. Throwing as much barley and hops as humanly possible into a kettle doesn't make a good beer. The flavors are overhwelming, and not in a good way. More of a ridiculously overhopped barley wine than anything else.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 01:27:12 | More by Phocion
Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,594 ratings.