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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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very good

4,042 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,042
Reviews: 1,334
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 279
Gots: 690 | FT: 33
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!

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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.

MCfunkyJ, Jan 18, 2010
5/5  rDev +28.2%

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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.

meathookjones, Jan 05, 2005
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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 4,042 ratings.