Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by sennin:
4.15/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
Poured into a Tulip glass on 17 June 2013.
A: A small white head develops on the pour, but dissipates throughout the drinking session. Amber colored with some nice bubbling. Lacing definitely prevalent, but decreases throughout the drinking session.
S: Very interesting, I'm getting something like raspberry jelly, as well as blackberry and raspberry currants. Huge red fruit presence in the the smell. Pine resin is especially dominant though. It has both a bitter and sweet smell and has a very intriguing balance.
T: Bitter, goddamn bitter. Ruination bitter, but I obviously mean that in the best way possible. Very piney, lots and lots and lots of glorious hops. There is an underlying presence of orange and obviously grapefruit as well. Alcohol is definitely present as well but doesn't overwhelm considering the percentage. It is worth noting though that the taste is a bit unbalanced and the bitterness can get to be a bit much throughout the drinking session. This is a slow drinker obviously, but more in the vein of a bourbon or scotch simply because of the outright intensity that it embodies. Still, very good and one of my favorite brews.
M: Caramel like and smooth on the first sip. After the swallow, there is a definite chalky dry feeling on the tongue, probably from the large alcohol percentage. It's bubbly and pleasant though, pretty perfect mouth feel honestly, one of the best I have tried.
Overall, this is a very slow drinker, but it's one of those that you need to try. Especially if you are a hop-head. This beer has some very interesting stuff going on in it and I commend Founders for it. Stay away if you can't handle beers like Stone's Ruination though, this one isn't as good, but it's definitely in the same league as that devilish bastard.
Serving type: bottle
06-17-2013 06:16:45 | More by sennin
More User Reviews:
4.11/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled 5/24/13 at 45 degrees into imperial pint
Aroma – very deep pine/hemlock aroma
Head large (6.5cm), frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing to a 2 mm layer
Body clear, more amber than orange
Flavor begins with a thick sweet piney taste, very resinous, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate is medium, oily to syrupy, with a light bitter finish
I realize this beer is technically past its prime, but has aged well, becoming a very smooth flavorable ale. I’ll be buying more to cellar.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 00:05:46 | More by Ozzylizard
Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
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