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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,715 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,715
Reviews: 1,307
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 268
Gots: 587 | 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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Chibeerguy1

Illinois

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

Had this for a few weeks now, but seeing as it is 12% alcohol, I have been saving it for the right occasion.

A: Amber hue, thin white head that dissipates quickly

S: Strong piney resinous hop aroma,

T: Very nice, very well balanced for the bitterness, not a lot of citrus notes, mostly piney hops, did not destroy my palate at 112 (claimed) IBUs

M: Syrupy and resinous, very good for 12%, thought this would taste more alcoholic, but hidden well (definitely felt it though)

O: This was not as amazing as I was hoping for, thought it would blow away double trouble.
I'm glad I tried this one, but not sure if I would go out of my way for it again. I'm glad founders does this as a 12oz 4-pack. It is pricey, but not much more than your average DIPA in a 22oz bomber.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 20:21:14 | More by Chibeerguy1
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visualmartyr

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-03-2013 16:52:12 | More by visualmartyr
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-03-2013 14:48:01 | More by ZEB89
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-03-2013 00:26:58 | More by rydev24
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Evoforen

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-02-2013 22:55:04 | More by Evoforen
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TexasBeerGuy

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 21:57:45 | More by TexasBeerGuy
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copper orange color, hardly any head and no lacing on the glass.

Smell is a mix of caramel malt and citrus hops, not really any piney-ness to the aroma, the malt definitely mutes the hop presence a bit too much in the nose.

Taste is definitely more balanced than what is supposed to be a "Triple IPA", the mixture of malt and citrus hops seem to be battling each other for dominance although there is quite the bittering effect in the aftertaste, bit of a spicy rye character that was not expected, carbonation is medium-low with a fairly sticky mouthfeel, overall too much is going on with this beer to be effective.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 18:26:09 | More by deltatauhobbit
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TechBrew

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-02-2013 15:06:48 | More by TechBrew
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TheLevi4000

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-02-2013 03:10:48 | More by TheLevi4000
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bmwats

Louisiana

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a footed tulip.

A: Pours a hazy, dark amber hue. Pours a 1 finger, foamy, white head. Settles fairly quickly, leaving a smattering of foam, and a ring around the rim. Fair lacing.

S: Woody malt, butterscotch, honey, molasses, and pine resin.

T: Pine resin, butterscotch, and bitter pecan shell. A little grapefruit pith. Almost a hint of bitter unsweetened chocolate.

M: Thick and syrupy. Sweet in the front, bitter in the end. Dry finish.

D: Sip and savor.

Atmosphere is really good. Dark hue, nice foamy head, and some fair lacing. Nose is full malt with some sweet and pine tones and a woody or earthy tinge. Thick and syrupy pine resin, butterscotch, unsweetened chocolate, and citrus pith. Overall, this is a great quaff.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 01:44:05 | More by bmwats
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Iamstryker

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-02-2013 00:30:28 | More by Iamstryker
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-01-2013 22:47:05 | More by Mantooth
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smalenberg

Michigan

4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Surprised to enjoy this more than Doom. Almost a rye-like character. Sweet and malty with a complex hop blend that leaves you going back to the glass to pick out the distinctions. This is a big beer with an appreciable complexity. Great way to celebrate IPA day.

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2013 21:50:44 | More by smalenberg
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KELPAK

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-01-2013 18:30:27 | More by KELPAK
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WallingBrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-01-2013 03:19:10 | More by WallingBrew
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henryhampton

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -23.1%

08-01-2013 00:13:39 | More by henryhampton
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Quafftastic

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-31-2013 23:41:22 | More by Quafftastic
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OB1

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-31-2013 21:32:15 | More by OB1
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-31-2013 19:06:52 | More by bumchilly25
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mireland

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-31-2013 17:22:08 | More by mireland
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Andragos

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

07-31-2013 04:13:17 | More by Andragos
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jxc5

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-31-2013 03:07:10 | More by jxc5
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sustyhops

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-30-2013 23:05:03 | More by sustyhops
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Dbrulet

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-30-2013 14:30:26 | More by Dbrulet
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IPAIsaac

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9%

07-30-2013 13:49:30 | More by IPAIsaac
Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,715 ratings.