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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,785 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,785
Reviews: 1,314
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 273
Gots: 613 | FT: 26
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: 3,785 | Reviews: 1,314 | Display Reviews Only:
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davet100

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-14-2013 18:21:40 | More by davet100
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tuckerlikesbeer

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-14-2013 16:30:23 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-14-2013 15:24:15 | More by schnarr84
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Greasy

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-14-2013 14:59:15 | More by Greasy
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zahara15

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

08-14-2013 14:27:50 | More by zahara15
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AGust82

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-14-2013 00:22:28 | More by AGust82
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yoitsarch

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-13-2013 06:30:08 | More by yoitsarch
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akang

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-13-2013 04:15:59 | More by akang
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waston

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into tulip. Bottled 5/24/13, almost three months ago..

A- Deep copper color. Tan/white head that fades to almost nothing.

S- Citrus, Pine, Booze, and lightly earthy

T- Holy Hops this beer is bitter! Bitter up front, transitioning tolightly citrusy and malty, ending with a boozy finish. Alcohol flavor increases as the beer warms. Surprisingly balanced for the high ABV.

M- Very big beer for an IPA. Thick and leaves the mouth feeling almost sticky. low/med carbonation.

D- Very bitter and boozy. very bold and agressive beer overall for the hoppiest of hopheads! Would definitely get again! I'm going to age one for a year or so and see how that affects the hop/malt flavors.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 02:12:29 | More by waston
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Stugotzo

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-13-2013 01:44:50 | More by Stugotzo
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jminch

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

08-12-2013 22:55:16 | More by jminch
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MWolverines66

New York

4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice rich copper color into a pint glass, very little head at the top. Aroma of pine with sweet caramel malt, and big hops. Has a very hoppy taste with a huge bite. I can taste the alcohol, but it's not too overwhelming. It's very balanced considering the percentage and it definitely doesn't taste boozy at all. Very enjoyable and gives a nice warming feeling. Tastes more like a winter beer

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 20:55:27 | More by MWolverines66
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SirBentham

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-12-2013 17:31:47 | More by SirBentham
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s_wit

Wisconsin

3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Amber/copper color, with small head (more than I thought for a 12% ABV beer). Decent Lacing.

S - Sweet, malty, little bit of citrus from the hops. I liked the smell.

T - Maltiness, less hoppy than I expected with a "triple" IPA. Alcohol is there but not overwhelming. Did not find it that bitter (not 112 IBU!?).

M - Syrupy and sweet. More like a barleywine or old ale than an IPA

O - Worth a try but I might be one-and-done with this one because of the price and availablility. Crossed into the realm of a barleywine, but still had a lot of good aspects. Not really sure what style this is.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 17:28:28 | More by s_wit
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Fast-N-Loud

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-11-2013 23:45:10 | More by Fast-N-Loud
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

High-octane brew that is sweet in taste, throughout. Sweet date, raisin, and oak initially, oaky at end. If I just drink and don't "taste", this beer seems to end there. If I let a sip sit on my tongue a bit, I note a resin, woody pull I don't get with a normal drink.

Overall, I think I am growing into enjoying this beer. Te longer aftertaste tends back towards the sweet beginning. I'd rather it die off more dry.

Had this again at tap takeover in June, 2014. Original rating low, but my ratings in general have risen, need to re-review when I get the chance.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2013 22:41:22 | More by cjgiant
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zapahoppa

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-11-2013 13:01:05 | More by zapahoppa
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jkball01

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-11-2013 05:53:00 | More by jkball01
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SpasmWaiter

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

08-11-2013 03:15:21 | More by SpasmWaiter
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TallSaint

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-11-2013 02:52:45 | More by TallSaint
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ReyG006

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

08-10-2013 22:13:06 | More by ReyG006
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kengetty

Illinois

3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served - Pint Glass

A - Amber, Very clear, Medium tan head when poured, great lacing, very slight head persistent

S - Big malt sweetness on the front end but alcohol very much present, Moderate Honey and Caramel, once it warmed up a bit I was able to detect moderate floral hops.

T - Medium-High caramelly malt richness on the front end, but then completely demolished on the back end with the hop bitterness and spicy phenols. I pick-up a moderate amount of honey, but suspect its from honey malt and not actual honey like Hop Slam. Alcohol is present throughout, but overtake the palate at the finish. Hops seem to shine in the aftertaste as well. Medium piney, floral & earthy bitterness dance on your tongue once the coast is clear.

M - Medium-Full Bodied, but finishes very dry. The dryness and high ABV create a creamy mouthfeel, but definitely not in the stout-like creaminess manner.

O - This style is always are hard one to produce, but I feel there is more bitterness from the alcohol than the hops. You do get a high level of hops in the finish, but you never get that roof of the mouth IPA bitterness only on the tongue towards the end. I was hoping for more hops personally, but this is a very well constructed and executed Triple IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 19:52:00 | More by kengetty
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-10-2013 19:50:50 | More by Cubatobaco
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kbkellypie

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

08-10-2013 09:37:21 | More by kbkellypie
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Wukk

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

08-10-2013 07:53:46 | More by Wukk
Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,785 ratings.