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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,716 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,716
Reviews: 1,307
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 268
Gots: 588 | 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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Ratings: 3,716 | Reviews: 1,307 | Display Reviews Only:
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zachraymer

Michigan

5/5  rDev +28.2%

06-17-2014 22:55:08 | More by zachraymer
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-01-2011 02:52:55 | More by PaBeerLover
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larryarms847

Illinois

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-09-2013 00:22:14 | More by larryarms847
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uziangis

Ohio

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-11-2011 18:46:26 | More by uziangis
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Jordanmtate

Illinois

5/5  rDev +28.2%

07-17-2014 00:25:38 | More by Jordanmtate
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robgabaree

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +28.2%

10-04-2013 03:35:58 | More by robgabaree
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leprakhan

California

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-07-2011 23:36:34 | More by leprakhan
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BrewinHeadBanger

New York

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-04-2011 22:21:41 | More by BrewinHeadBanger
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-13-2011 07:22:20 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +28.2%

08-12-2012 06:17:17 | More by CEDAMA
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harripat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +28.2%

06-21-2014 17:51:29 | More by harripat
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MCfunkyJ

California

5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My first Triple IPA. I don't know how to compare to others but to be honest I'm not sure any can.

Pours: dark with a nice thick head that hung around the edge of the glass for a couple minutes.

Aroma: Pine, Sweet, Hoppy with an overpowering stench of Alcohol.

Taste: exceptional Hops explode all over your taste buds with a tint of pine and caramel. The aftertaste is somewhat similar to Double Bastard.

Mouthfeel: full-body, strong

Drinkability: After 2 of these bad boys w/ the high ABV level leaves you wondering if you will be able to handle another one. Although its 12% ABV it's leveled out by the exceptionally unique taste.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2010 14:46:02 | More by MCfunkyJ
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IMTHOMAS

Ohio

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-13-2011 16:58:20 | More by IMTHOMAS
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El_Zilcho

Virginia

5/5  rDev +28.2%

05-08-2012 00:53:36 | More by El_Zilcho
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sgoro

Illinois

5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-15-2011 16:55:55 | More by sgoro
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kevgod

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-01-2011 05:07:45 | More by kevgod
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gordonbeersch

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-15-2011 01:27:25 | More by gordonbeersch
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

5/5  rDev +28.2%

01-13-2013 15:47:00 | More by ROBSTARR
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natemort13

California

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-21-2011 03:51:03 | More by natemort13
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meathookjones

Virginia

5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This review is from a 12oz bottle sampled on 12-18-04. Pours out a bright reddish amber with about half an inch of light tan head that slowly forms. This leaves some rings of lace around the glass and has fairly decent retention for a 13% monster brew. Aroma starts out with a bit of sweet malt before the huge hops take over. Citric and earthy hops galore leave notes of grapefruit, pine, grass and other yummy hops smells. As it warms some alcohol sneaks into the aroma reminding me of a heavily hopped barley wine. A good amount of caramel malt sweetness starts off the flavor before giving way to a strong citric hop presence. Notes of alcohol are small but there and add greatly to the taste. This really seems like a super hoppy barley wine to me, like a double IPA crossed with an American Barley wine. It finished up on a hoppy and slightly warming note. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy with a warming feel to it. This is remarkably drinkable to me for the strength, but considering this seems to meld 2 of my favorite style it’s not a big surprise. The 13% is hidden quite well and only shows up to add to the experience. Awesome all around beer if you like big beers, Founders did another great job here. Many thanks to Tikkigodxxx for the chance to try this beauty.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2005 14:58:37 | More by meathookjones
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stouts4me

Illinois

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-11-2011 23:47:18 | More by stouts4me
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BrianTheBrewer30

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-12-2011 10:20:02 | More by BrianTheBrewer30
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skubas86

Illinois

5/5  rDev +28.2%

06-14-2014 01:29:31 | More by skubas86
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Lantern


5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-06-2011 16:49:19 | More by Lantern
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Hosack

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-19-2011 23:32:40 | More by Hosack
Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,716 ratings.