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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,409 Reviews
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Reviews: 1,409
Hads: 4,666
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 325
Gots: 966 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-17-2004

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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Photo of ZRBE
3.56/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Stoked to be able to try this, thanks Max! Darker color for an IPA, but looks great. Good lacing, small head. Nose is floral but hints at the malt presence to come. And malt there is, malt for days. Reminds me of double jack, if double jack had about twice the amount of heat and four times as much hop presence. This beer definitely builds as you go, and I'm not certain if that's a good thing or a bad thing. I'm on the fence with this one. Good, but needs a bit of work. I don't think I can categorize this like I would other triple IPA's that I've had like younger or notorious because of the huge caramel malt body which overshadows the hop action, but I like it just the same. (682 characters)

Photo of botham
3.56/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. pours a hazy caramel brown color with two fingers of slow settling tan head that is quite tight and has excellent retention (about ten minutes).

aroma is packed with hops, giving the overall brew a floral and lightly coniferous character. light caramel malt is discernable, but is mainly drowned out by the hops.

taste is very rich on the palate, with the same light caramel malt and a blast of hops at the back of the palate. there is a harsh tickle in the throat on the way down, along with a palate killing hop quality that does not subside.

mouthfeel is quite bitter and hoppy, with a dry finish that leaves the palate sticky with residual hops.

drinkability is decent. there are only so many hops that one can throw into a brew without allowing the character to get so saturated that the flavors themselves are discounted in the name of the hops, and this one broke the threshold quite a few sips ago. that being said, the richness and blast of hops is enough to cover up the 13% APV, which is a notable achievement. (1,059 characters)

Photo of mattcrill
3.56/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Long awaited for me and a pre-Happy Birthday present to me thanks to cmaruschak.

Appearance: Pours a dark amber color with a thick sudsy white head. The head doesn't last long at all. It's not cloudy but it's so dense that no light gets through.

Smell: Disturbingly sweet (dare I say 120 minute-ish??). All I'm really getting are some carmel malts and a brush of alcohol.

Taste: An interesting and messy balance of carmel malts and some bittering hops. Carmel and bitterness are the overpowering characteristics here. No citrus hop presence to speak of at all. A touch of peppery spiciness is noted throughout.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and a little oily.

Drinkability: Suffers some due to the high ABV. No alcohol is noted on the palate but b/c of the huge malt and hop bill, this is one to sip. A little too sweet for me and almost cloying. The hops definitely serve to help tone it down. This is definitely a challenge to the palate. Very cool in theory but I think the application is a little shaky. Careful with this one. (1,041 characters)

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Excited to try this beer, my first encounter with a bottle of Founders Devil Dancer. Got a single bottle from the local beer store for about $6, so it wasn't exactly a hard call to make. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass, because I lack a snifter.

A - Somewhat aggressive pour yields a quarter inch of khaki colored head that dies out within seconds. Body color is a dark blood orange / ruby, with some cloudiness present. No sediment, and hardly any bubbles. No lacing.

S - Smell is entirely strange, and not what you would expect from an IPA. Almost a dirty sock like smell to it, like a peach Faygo soda. Candied fruits begin to come out after a minute reminiscent of apricot & mango. There are some alcohol esters present in the nose also.

T - Taste is extraordinarily bitter and dry, with a ton of alcohol warmth in the mouth. Definitely fruity in some ways (grapefruit, apricot, mango), but the hop bitterness is overpowering. A little bit of brown sugar sweetness here and there. As strange as it is, I got some kind of a tootsie roll type taste out of it. Not getting any of the dreaded "onion and garlic" that some people complain of experiencing.

M - Feel isn't much different than your average DIPA. Some hop resin bitterness coating the palate, some fruity sugars, and dry in the finish with some alcohol heat.

Overall, it's nothing extraordinary. It is a slightly above average triple IPA, and nothing more. I would much rather prefer drinking many other standard DIPA's that can be bought year round. It definitely packs a punch, with a well-concealed 12.00% abv, but the beer's big alcohol is noticeable, and seems to compromise on flavor in some ways. Glad to have tried it, but I'm definitely glad I was able to snag a single bottle rather than the entire 4 pack.

Founders Devil Dancer ---3.5/5 (1,883 characters)

Photo of jtingue
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2011 Vintage. Poured into a tulip.

Appearance. Pours a hazy copper color. A finger of tope white head quickly dissipates to a thin layer around the glass.

Smell. Huge hop profile. Grassy, slightly herbal hop aromas are complemented by a nice citrus aroma as well. Not much malt profile here, totally dominated by hops.

Taste. A very brief amount of sweetness is noticable as it first touches the palate, but this is quickly taken over by a brief burst of citrus, namely grapefruit. An extreme bitterness takes over and dominates the palate. The finish is just a continuation of the bitterness before, but is also slightly dry.

Mouthfeel. Nice medium to heavy body. Fairly low amount of carbonation, but its not really missed.

This is really an extremely hoppy beer when its fresh. Definitely in need of some age. (820 characters)

Photo of TexasBeerGuy
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Copper body with a thin white head that fades quickly. Little lacing on the glass.

S - Mostly sweet malts and alcohol with a bit of pine. The malts are just too strong for the hops to come through for too long.

T - Malts followed by some bitter, herbal flavors in the middle and hops on the finish. The alcohol is fairly well hidden, but the hops are not what I expected. I wish it had just a bit more hops to balance the strong malt backbone, but it's still pretty interesting.

M - Syrupy with moderate carbonation.

O - The nose is underwhelming, but the taste is pretty nice. There are some underlying notes I like that I wish were accentuated a bit more, but the alcohol and malts are overwhelming. However, I really like the bitter, herbal notes. (758 characters)

Photo of Lolli1315
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- A very hazy red orange color with little head to speak of. Head holds decently, smll amount of lacing.

S- Incredible amount of citrus hops with the smell of grapefruit complementing the hop profile. The smell is incredibly strong, almost tickles the nostrils a little bit.

T- A sweet syrupy malt begins this beer only for the palate to be hammered by hops, hops, and more hops. Citrus comes through slightly only to be covered up by more of the spicy hops once again as the alcohol becomes slightly noticeable in the warming aftertaste.

M- Thick and syrupy feel in the mouth, quite chewy as well.

D- Might want to share one of these with a friend, a palate wrecker to say the very least.

Notes: This one is pretty rough on the mouth and I'm not sure if it knows what the meaning of balanced is, but if you are a hop head, seek this one out for sure. Enjoyed this one. (877 characters)

Photo of ms11781
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 06/17/2011. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a murky, deep copper color with a finger of nice, fluffy, white foam. Excellent lacing is left on the glass. It clings almost immediately after each sip and looks as if it can't even be scraped off.

Extremely pungent nose. Dank, resinous hops along with some sweet malt aromas. Some citrus and bitter notes as well. There is a huge alcohol presence throughout.

The taste starts sweet and malty, caramel-like before becoming almost overwhelmingly hoppy. There are some nice citrus notes, almost orange and mango-like but a huge, resiny, dank, piny hop flavor takes over and wipes out everything else. Hugely bitter and it lingers for what seems like an eternity.

Slick, oily and sticky mouthfeel. Bitterness grabs the tongue and takes hold. Alcohol burn comes with the first few sips but it backs off (or is drowned out) by the huge hop flavors.

This is a tough beer for me to rate. On the one hand, I did enjoy it as a whole, perhaps solely because it truely is a unique experience. But when I really had to think about each category there were definitely flaws, some of them pretty substantial. For one, at a certain point it seems like drinking more is pointless because it truely does a number on your palette. That being said, this is a beer that I wouldn't mind seeing the same vintage of down the road a bit. (1,390 characters)

Photo of NewGeneric
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 5/28/10.
Poured into an Irish coffee glass.

A: Pours a hazy bronze color with minimal white head that fades almost immediately. Looks thick.

S: Mildly hoppy, mostly grassy and pine notes. Heavy malt presence as well.

T: Pretty similar to the nose. Fairly earthy as well. Some touches of citrus and spice are interwoven, including some hints of vanilla.

M: Pretty smooth, especially given the alcohol content. It's masked fairly well. Bitterness is spot on as well. This is probably the highlight of the beer.

D: Although it's not remarkable in any area, it is a pretty good beer. The almost immediate buzz makes it tough to put a few down, but one is easily consumed. Very enjoyable. (696 characters)

Photo of homebrew311
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed on tap at the Founders Taproom.

A: pours a reddish golden color, clear, thin white head, a considerable amount of lacing, a thick appearance

S: big earthy hops, notes of pine, spruce, caramel, thick syrupy malt profile present, some molasses and a hint of spiciness

T: big time bitterness all the way through, lots of sweet malt, loads of piny and earthy hops, lots of booze prevalent, this beer is lacking in balance

MF: thick body, a tad syrupy, medium carbonation

D: this beer is too heavy for my liking. Its not bad by any means, but seems to be heavy handed for the sake of being heavy handed and the result is something that is difficult to drink a lot of. (675 characters)

Photo of HitokiriNate85
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Lightly hazy, red body with a copper tinge around the edges. Fluffy, creamy tan head that might actually have some staying power. Leaves some half rings of lacing, which is pretty nice considering the ABV and lower carbonation.

S - Big citrus notes up front. Pineapple, mango with pine in the background. There's also a fair deal of malt to stand up. Honey, burnt caramel.

T - The nose carries through pretty well, but the hop character leans much more towards a small amount of grapefruit and bitter, resiny flavor. There's plenty of malt to counter. The same honey-ish notes from before mixed with caramel, and sweetness comes in to really push them through. Alcohol comes through in the finish, but it's very well handled for the ABV. I've had plenty of beers below 10% that showed their weight just as much.

MF - Incredibly thick and silky with light carbonation. In short, it's huge beer and it shows here.

D - Definitely on the lower end of the style. It's a huge beer with lots of sweetness that doesn't lean towards explosive hop flavor like a lot of other DIPAs. I can't imagine having more than one. It's not at all my preference for DIPAs(I completely prefer Double Trouble), but it's distinct and I can appreciate what Founder's is doing. (1,258 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to FINEBEERGUY for sharing this one while waiting in line for Churchill's Renaissance at Churchill's Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA.

Pours a slightly hazy honey orange with a foamy tan head that settles to an oily film. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest, honey, and some herbal and vegetal hop aromas. Taste is of citrus zest, grapefruit extract, and some herbal and oniony hop flavors. There is a somewhat assertive bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer and it’s nowhere near as bad as I have heard some people make it out to be. (695 characters)

Photo of gmfessen
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured beer out of bottle into a pint glass, beer is a crimson-dark amber color with a slight creamy head. The smell is overwhelmingly of grapefruit and pine, interesting. The taste too is of grapefruit and pine, with a hoppy finish and alcoholic bite. The mouthfeel was enjoyable, full bodied with a creamy consistency and adequate carbonation. Overall, I have to say that this beer is not very drinkable due not only to the very high alcohol content, but also because of the overwhelming sweet and bitterness. I love IPAs, but this was not what I was expecting. Worth trying though. (584 characters)

Photo of yourefragile
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Hard pour creates a thick, bubbly tannish head with a surprisingly dark, translucent amber/red color. Head quickly dissipates to a thin film with some large bubbles and very little streaky lacing.
S: Very piney hop smell with a slight smell of alcohol that becomes much stronger as the beer warms up. Also some malt hiding behind the hops, more of a boozy barleywine smell than expected for an IIPA.
T: Very little carbonation, thicker medium body and smooth, almost syrup like. Very strong malt body throughout resulting in a sweeter flavor than expected with a very dry, complex bitter hop finish. Mostly a piney taste, not much citrus. More of a barley wine than a IIPA. As expected for 13%, alcohol is very present and lingers in the finish. I'm not particularly crazy about this beer and will probably avoid this in the future. (877 characters)

Photo of BeerLover99
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: deep tan/orange body, trace head, very little lacing

S: huge alcohol punch in the face, pineapple, mango, light pine, malt

T: sweet grapefruit, malt middle, HUGE alcohol flavor, long bitter hop bomb finish

M: med/heavy, big sticky/oily mouth

O: WHAT ON EARTH? I usually love everything Founders
does, but this just was like Death Metal meets Techno
on volume 11, just way too many intense flavors
and aromas all at once. Huge sipper; usually love
insane big or wild beers, but this one just didn't work for me.

INTERESTING, NOT A MUST HAVE! (549 characters)

Photo of Bone53
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Im a huge fan of Founders, but this has to be one of the most overpriced beers for the quality that iv had. Very syrupy and not much complexities in aromas or taste. A syrupy, bitter mess. More of a barleywine than IPA. Easily my least favorite Founders beer that i have tried (276 characters)

Photo of Dukeofearl
3.54/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle brought back to California from Merchants Fine Wine in Dearborn Heights, MI; purchased in March 2008, tasted in late May. Price not recorded.

Pours a deep rich amber, syrupy like in texture, with almost no hint of carbonation, and nothing I could call a head. A few bubbles stick to the side of the Duvel glass.

Aroma is a rich Imperial IPA malt profile and an evil amount of hoppy goodness- bitter but also a slightly sweet citrus idea there in the mix.

Flavor is a huge slap upside the head... I mean tongue. Nothing subtle here- this one is at or more than some of the biggest doouble IPAs in flavor and intensity. Roasty malts that are rich and full- reminds me of some of the rye beers I have tried. Hops abound, a mix of tongue slapping oily juniper and grapefruity citrus. Wow.

A surprising amount of creaminess helps the mouthfeel, very syrupy. However, the unabashed alcohol burn really detracts- some of the best IIPAs I have had make me wonder "do they put any alcohol in this?" from the flavor- this one screams ALCOHOL from every corner. That takes away from the enjoyment.

Overall, my first "triple IPA", and an interesting expereiment. Good, but not something I shout about. I like Founders beers (so far), and I like this one, but don't love it. (1,282 characters)

Photo of garymuchow
3.54/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I am kinda' disappointed in this. Sure it is big, bold, hoppy and boozy, but it is one of the DIPA that seems to go closer to a Am. Barley Wine than a classic DIPA, that I know and love.
The hoppiness is largely in the bitterness which is high, but it is quite malty and not just pale malts but quite sweet and rich. And then there is the alcohol, which is readily apparent, warm, rose/perfume like and boozy (not like but boozy). That's not a DIPA. It may be dancing with the devil and the swirling in my head belies that, but I don't think I'll cross into hysteria, mania or criminality. The aroma is medicine like and syrupy.
I can't say there aren't hops, cuz there are. A bit flowery and fruit and then the bitterness kicks in with full "monster" (as my grandson might say).
Flatter, which is good and semi-thick.
Still, lacking refinement and character. Seems like a lot of malt, a lot of hops and a lot of alcohol. (935 characters)

Photo of ColdOneKev
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Aggressively poured into a snifter, minimal head. Dark red, ruby body. Thin off white head. Fades quickly, maintains oily layer on the surface.

S - Lot's of sweetness. Dark fruit. Malt. Not much of a typical hop aroma.

T - Follows the nose with a ton a maltiness up front, hop bitterness cuts through this. Keeps it from being too sweet and cloying. I do detect an aftertaste of alcohol.

M - Thick body, low carb. Really coats the palate. Warming sensation, not a burn, form the 12% although it isn't as pronounced as I'd expect.

O - Happy to have tried it, but it is not something I would seek out again. (615 characters)

Photo of JLeege
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Triple IPA, now it’s a party! Bottled 6/12/11.

Appearance- Poured into a tulip glass, pours a very slightly hazy amber color with about two fingers of off white head. Decent retention for a huge beer, a little lace.

Smell- Loads of hops on the nose. Every smell brings up something else. From pine, to citrus, and slightly herbaceous. An underlying sweetness as well. Complex hop bill, but could use a bit more focus if you want to get picky.

Taste- A dank earthiness at the outset, borderline dank weed like presence. Then some major pine resin towards the middle of the drink. Leading into some more floral and citrus notes towards the finish. Grapefruit and bitter orange peel are noted. The underlying sweetness is lingering throughout as the aroma would suggest, almost like a caramelized hop candy. There is also the distinct onion presence on the finish, though personally I don’t find it as off putting as some.

Mouthfeel- Slightly oily body and a bit sticky. It is bitter, but it is restrained with the sweet malty backbone. ABV’s are hid well for 12%, just a slight warming.

Overall- It is worth trying, but it’s not the complete hop orgy I was hoping for. I can see where the onion flavor can be a total turnoff for some people, it’s not necessarily pleasant, but it doesn’t completely ruin the beer for me. Triple IPA is not an official style, but there are many other Imperial/Double IPA’s in the 8-10% ABV range that I would chose over this. (1,474 characters)

Photo of hopsaplenty
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. brown bottle, no date information, but this is about 2.5 years old.

Murky iced tea core with gilded apricot highlights. Short, but dense head of small and creamy faded caramel bubbles. Looks cushiony as it settles, leaving a fat band of thick lace and eventually vanishing leaving scattered dust. No carbonation streams are visible. Heavy aromas of orange rind, toasted malt, and some spicy alcohol heat as well as caramel tones. Thick body that is filled with estery alcohol and a musty, funked orange rind; a bit like when you buy a bag or oranges and inevitably come to find the one in the bottom that has some moldy skin. The alcohol is warm to hot all the way through and heats the tongue, the throat, and on down into the stomach. There is a spicy, resinous mixed orange rind and caramel flavor in the finish. Thick and syrupy body, no carbonation, yet not overly sticky with hops. As it warms, it gets even thicker and the alcohol becomes more pronounced. Definitely more of a barleywine now. The malt body is just thick and dense and overrides the hops by a long way. Touch to get down the entire bottle. Definitely big, but merely ok. (1,152 characters)

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's National IPA Day (8-1-13), so I figure what better beer to celebrate the occasion with than a triple IPA.

A- Hazy amber that's basically opaque. Decent head for the abv. Light tan. Ring of retention head remains. Soapy lacing.

S- Big aroma of sweet malt and booze. Honey caramel biscuit. Floral hops also make their way.

T- Sweet caramel malt base provides a strong backbone for the hops to take a ride on. Chewy confection-like sweetness. Some phenolic spice. Hops and bitterness comes in late, but not overly bitter at 112 ibus. hops seem to be mostly pine and earthy floral. Booze present and warmth in the back of the throat.

M- Dry, full body, and remains moderately smooth for the abv. Creamy. Clearly a big beer to drink/sip with caution.

O- Solid, but not spectacular. My biggest complaint is the sweetness level of this one. Tons of malt instilled to battle the bitterness level. A nice beer when taking the abv into account. Would have loved to see Founders back off just a bit on the malt bill and let the hops do the talking a little more. A bold effort for sure as we have come to expect from this brewery. Just hard to justify the price point.

$20 for a 4 pack (1,186 characters)

Photo of champ103
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 05/17/10. Hm, a little late getting to the game with this one. Lets see how it goes anyway...

A: Pours a hazy reddish/orange color. A two finger white head forms with excellent retention. Sticky spiderweb looking lace is left all the way down the glass.
S: Still quit hoppy after over a year. Oily, resiny, and piny. Toasted malt and grains. Some brown sugar. Mellow, but nice.
T: The hoppy bite is there. Very oily and resiny hops. Kind of a peppermint flavors as well. Plenty of malty goodness is coming out. Toasted malt and grainy sugar. Some fusel alcohol. Lingering bitterness.
M/D: A full body that is sticky and oily. Plenty of alcohol that makes this a slow sipper.

Yes, I know I am reviewing a year old DIPA. I usually prefer my IPAs and DIPAs on the mellow side anyway. I will bet this is one hoppy son of a bitch fresh. Worth a try. (857 characters)

Photo of scottfrie
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into snifter. A big thanks to HosP for this one!

A: Pours a brownish-ruby amber with an unimpressively thin tan head that quickly disappeared despite a very rigorous pour.
S: Big perfumey citrus hops with notes of grapefruit, mango and caramel malt.
T: Much more a barleywine than a big DIPA. Much maltier than the nose suggested. Hops come through with very fruity and citrusy. That said the hop flavor can easily be described as "juicy" with a honey-like sweetness to it. Flavors are bold and powerful. Aftertastes lingers with a light bitterness and tangerine rind flavor.
M: Full bodied with low carbonation and a viscous heavy mouthfeel. Very thick and heavy. Big alcohol presence that isn't hot on the palate but warms yours belly. Bitterness is surprisingly low for an IPA, but then again, this tastes like a big barleywine.
D: Not enough carb and a big alcohol punch make this beer drinkable, but not super enjoyable. A bit of a letdown. Aged a few years this would make a heck of a barleywine. Right now it's just an okay DIPA. (1,051 characters)

Photo of IronLover
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on June 17, 2011. Dark copper orange in color with a light haze. Poured with a thin white head that reduced to a wispy cap that left a few sticky lacings. Intense, pungent herbal hop aroma with citrus orange and grapefruit in the background. Smooth and oily feel. Flavor is all hops. Pungent, earthy herbal hop flavors that simply overwhelm your tastebuds. The first sip had a biting tanginess that seemed to numb my tongue and I never experienced that sensation again. Finished semi-dry with a noticable alcoholic heat and a lingering herbal bitter aftertaste. IPAs are DIPAs easily my favorite, but this was over the top for my thirst for hoppy beer. Most definitely a sipper. (686 characters)

Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,409 ratings.