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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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1,409 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,409
Hads: 4,668
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 325
Gots: 970 | FT: 34
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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 mymrnngjckt
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this in a bottle at Monk's the last time I stopped there. The beer was a pleasant copper collor with a nice head. The smell was suprisingly very citrusy with a lot of hop smell. The taste was great. For a double IPA, it has a small amount of hop kick to it. The beer was very carbonated but quite very drinkable. (316 characters)

Photo of GbVDave
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Hommelbier tulip.

A: Pours a cloudy and murky ruby color. Tan-colored,1/2 finger head that briefly makes an appearance and then melts away to a faint whispy skim and tiny ring that leaves a minimal amount of lace as it recedes.

S: HUGE aromas of citrus hops, alcohol heat, caramel, tropical fruit, apples, and not much else. This has "don't fuck with me" written all over it!

T: Spicy caramel, hot alcohol, and citrus hops are the big boys here. Also noted are apple, molassas, pineapple, pear, and a touch of resinous pine sap. Very complex.

M: Bitter, hoppy, hot, ragged, sweet, and velvety smooth are a few of the words that come to mind. Initially, it's deceptively smooth and then it turns hot and raw and very sticky. Definitely meant to be sipped.

D: I'd say he alcohol heat detracts slightly from the drinkability score. Other than that, this is an incredible beer well worth the hype! (941 characters)

Photo of ttu94
3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Look out for this beer! It packs a heck of a punch. It looks ok out of the bottle. A dark orange color with a small head. Smell is very hop ladden as it should be. Very flavorful with a lot of hop citrus flavor to it. The ABV is just too much though. It brings the mouthfeel and defenitly the drinkability way down.
Don't make the mistake of doing a taste test between this and DFH 90min. You start speaking in toungs and have to ask people what happened last night. (468 characters)

Photo of Sycodrummer
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the stubby 12oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip the beer was a bright ruby red with about one-finger of just off-white head that stuck around for a while and was fed with a steady stream of carbonation bubbles. Excellent head rentention; it lasted throughout the sample.

The nose is dominated with alcohol and hops. Hard to pick up much else, both aromas dominate.

The taste starts out suprisingly malty and sweet with a strong hop presence in the back of the tounge. Not exceedingly bitter upfront, but most certainly hoppy. The malty sweetness provides considerable balance as the bitterness does eventually let itself be known. Some caramel and dark fruitty flavors come through, some barleywine-ish flavors insofar as figgy sweetness. The alcohol is present throughout, a very hot phenolic finish to the beer makes sipping imperative. Bitterness continues through the finish and leaves the "coating" of bitterness on the palate that makes everything else taste of hops.

Medium body with some ample carbonation. Slightly syrupy as the beer warms and that malty character get bigger.

An interesting beer for sure. Barleywine or DIPA it's hard to say. The dark fruit and hot alcohol make my lean towards American Barleywine. Regardless of this, enjoyable and a good sipper in the winter. I wouldn't rush back to it, but I can see seeking this out from time to time when the mood hits. (1,404 characters)

Photo of awall422
2.65/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Just didn't do it for me. alcohol heat overwhelmed everything else here other than syrupy maltiness. Looked ok, nice dark amber with a decent, though short-lived head. Aroma was sweet and pungent alcohol, very little hops. Taste was harsh and raw, not much balance at all. Too strong to enjoy. (293 characters)

Photo of niall
3.46/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

O, this is a beautiful beer, falling somewhere between rust and copper in hue - a Cezanne color. I can look at it lovingly in different lights whilst waiting for the beer to warm up without growing impatient. I knocked off half a point for the relatively anemic lacing and head retention, which may be churlish of me, but a rocky, saison-style head would make this beer a sight to swoon over. Fsckable, even.

The smell's not surprising if you've looked at the ABV. I haven't had many high-alcohol beers that weren't sweet, bordering on cloying, and this one's no different. It starts sweet, turns astringent and at warm temperatures can make me cough. That's the sweet smell of excess!

The smell has nothing on the taste. This is probably the most OTT IPA I've had, shooting straight past "bitter" into "charred cotton candy" territory, with a scorching alcohol burn and phenol-fest laying waste to the palate in the finish. The first sips are table-banging, strangled noises from the throat drinking, but I warmed to it pretty quickly. Really spicy food pairings tame the sweetness and make this beer sing.

Mouthfeel is nice and more viscous than most beers, the carbonation cleansing, but the burning alcohol detracts from the experience.

Looking at my notes, I'd say only Dogfish 120 compares. Goose Island's Imperial IPA, Hercules, Dreadnaught, Ruination - these are paragons of moderation and balance compared to Devil Dancer. I have to give Founders props for their willingness to make a beer like it, and while Devil Dancer is not a beer I would drink very often, it's certainly a beer I'll drink again. (1,622 characters)

Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After a rather viscous pour from a 12oz bottle into a Chimay chalice, the ruddy, rust color beer oozes from the bottle and is topped with a 1/4" head that dissipates rather quickly and leaves only a tiny lace around the edges of the brew. Basically looks like an alcoholic, dark tea. The "freshness" notch is located just below the C in "13% Alc by vol" at the bottom of the bottle which means this was bottled sometime late in the year. This sample is atleast one year old so I am guessing this was bottled in 05.

Aroma, as it is first poured, is pure hoppy goodness. Plenty of piney aromas. As the head dies and the beer relaxes a bit, the smell turns into a sweet, sugary, malty, alcoholic, slightly hoppy aroma. I prefer the "first" smell to the second, but combined, both are unbelievable. Caramel, and syrupy sweetness are the most prevalent aromas.

Lots of hops and sweetness. The alcohol is certainly noticeable as the beer has warmed for nearly ten minutes now to around 55 degreesF. I am not totally sure what to make of this. It is sweet yet brutally hoppy and alcoholic. Fruitiness emerges such as pineapple, mango, and any other citrusy type fruit.

Overall, a very interesting brew indeed. I have had nothing of the kind before. I am glad I had this, but am not sure what to make of it. Basically a hoppy, alcoholic, spirit. Full bodied and sleek and sticky mouthfeel. Seems more like a barleywine than DIPA but maybe I am splitting hairs. As a barleywine, I would have to put this around a score of 4.7: That is due mostly in part to the sweetness, high ABV, aromas, and overall "feel" of the beer.

The high abv and the prevalance of said abv makes this a one timer for the session (and the day for that matter). (1,742 characters)

Photo of david131
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- A very clear burnt orange liquid fills my glass. A .75" head forms at the top and eventually settles to a thin sheet that covers the whole thing. I am surprised at how well the head retains with the high ABV.

S- Wow, lots of grapefruit and pine with a lot of malt. Lots of caramel. The alcohol is slightly detectable, but is by no means a problem.

T- What a little monster this is. Lots of tart citrus and pine. Is a tad harsh, but isn't it supposed to be? The alcohol is noticeable, but only after warming a little bit and when I was looking for it. I have had much lower ABV beers where the alcohol is overwhelming. Very nicely balanced- this is not hop water.

M- Oily and sticky at the same time. Pretty unique. The alcohol is well hidden and offers a slight warming effect. Surprisingly smooth.

D- As it warmed and my palate became increasingly numb, I found this to be more enjoyable and drinkable. Well done Founders. (938 characters)

Photo of oakbluff
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of HogTownHarry- thanks for the fresh bottle of liquid death!
Appearance is cloudy tangerine, minor amount of soapy head that dissipates quickly. No lacing to speak of. Aroma is a fresh pine forest. Taste- holy shit is that hoppy!!! Waves of bitterness (grapefruit rind, pine) are pulsating out of this nasty bugger of a beer. The inside of my mouth is a dehyrdated mess after a few sips. Must be a fresh bottle! Caramel malts try to bring a little something to the dance, but its tough. Mouthfeel is pretty quite good. Carbonation is low, but this is not nearly as sweet and cloying as I though it might be. Without a doubt, this is the most bitter beer I've ever had. It would make DFH 120 IPA weep like a child in fear of it. Thank christ it only comes on a 12 ounce bottle- you'd be in the fetal position after a bomber. Thanks Harry- this was F'n great! (875 characters)

Photo of bruachan
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

i've been waiting to try this one for awhile now. i just can't hide it...

there's no head to speak of; i can't imagine why. the color is a nice garnet: deep caramelized ruby

there are some hop aromas, surprisingly. warrior, amarillo, centennial i think. there's a boatload of caramel, butterscotchy sweetness

huge hop flavor, but the beer behind it will not be upstaged. so much going on—this could very much be a barleywine. nice beer, actually (why "actually"? because it's a goddam monster and sometimes those are just too much) and the 13% is well hidden (568 characters)

Photo of BeerTruth
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Sudsdog for this one.

12 oz. bottle poured into my Dogfish Head snifter.

Pours a stunning foggy ruby red with a one finger off white head that quickly dies down to a thin layer of bubbles. Stickiness is there, syrupy much? Smell is of alcohol, sadly, but with 13% abv what else do you expect? Mixed in is some lemon peel with an oily pine aroma. Also, tiny bits of caramel malt apper in the nose as well. Taste is well, a barleywine? My goodness slick, oily hops race over the tongue with flavors of evergreen and grapefruit. For such a hop bomb, there is significant malty sweetness which I find balances out this fairly well. Aftertaste drys the mouth a bit, but not too much. Mouthfeel is very syrupy and thick with hardly any carbonation at all. This is a beast, sip and enjoy. (797 characters)

Photo of kajerm
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle at Monk's in Philly. Pours an absolutely stunning, totally opaque red-amber with a fairly unimpressive one-finger head and good lacing. I suppose the alcohol kills head retention (although it doesn't seem to do that in Belgium), but the appearance is otherwise outstanding.

The aroma is rich, concentrated floral/citric hop resin and loads of malt. I mean shitloads of malt. And hops. This beer smells like a fresh loaf of bread soaked in grapefruit juice-- and that's a good thing. Alcohol is slightly perceptible as spiciness.

Tastes like it smells-- spectacular. Opens up with sweet malts that quickly yield to strong fruity and floral hop flavors-- grapefruit, pineapple, and, you know, flowers. The finish is absolutely phenomenal, with bitterness from hops, creaminess from malts, and spiciness from alcohol. Every component of this beer is working together in perfect harmony-- you can taste the craft behind this one in every sip.

Mouthfeel is creamy throughout with moderate carbonation; the strong malt backbone really holds the beer together and is a nice foil to the hops without cutting into the IBU appeal.

Drinkability is off the charts for the size of this beer, but it's 13% ABV, and a session of these would probably end with your drinking buddies standing over your casket.

Still, it's pretty tempting...

Hands down, the best "extreme" beer I've tried to date.

rerate: sweet zombie jesus, this is awesome. The fact that Stone IPA is on the Top 100 and this isn't is just more proof that the Atheists are right. (1,559 characters)

Photo of tpd975
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one from my favorite trader Sudsdog, he's a great guy.

A: This one has the color of an amber ale. A wonderful red kind of murky color. It has lots of bubbles racing to the top, and leaves some lacing as I consumed it.

S: Hops anyone? This baby is kicking out the smell of fragrant citrus and pine with a nice sweet touch.

T: Hop Heads rejoice, this one has kick. This beer is on the verge of being a barley wine. It has a wonderful hop kick which is married to a wonderful sweetness that hides just below the hops. It finishes with the sting of the alcohol and at 13% ABV it’s for good reason.

M: Thick and syrupy. This baby goes down like honey. This would be the ultimate winter IPA.

D: This is another have one and your done beer. Not because it is not a good beer, it’s great. Two of these babies may put me in a coma.

Overall: A really good beer. Much more aggressive than you would expect out of Founders who I feel usually do a great job of refining styles. With this one they are blazing paths. It has earned its classification as a triple, and should not be consumed by the faint of heart. (1,127 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Acquired via trade from plaztikjezuz, so a big "Thank you" goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep orange-amber color with a thin off-white head that fades very quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of hops, brown sugar, citrus and caramelized malt.

T: The taste is balanced, but hits you very hard with everything up front, with flavors of hops, brown sugar, caramel and some fruit. There's a slight touch of alcohol, but not as much as you would expect from a beer with 13.00% ABV. The malt character is decent but the after-taste is hoppy and slightly bitter.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, light-to-medium carbonation, clean and dry finish.

D: Very tasty, goes down dangerously easily for a beer with such a high ABV, not very filling, I liked this beer a lot, but it's definitely one that is a sipper instead of a pounder, because after one or two (three at the most) you're pretty much done for the night. It also seemed more like a barley wine than a "Triple IPA" unless the difference between double and triple IPA means that there's a lot less hops and lot more sweetness and alcohol. Putting the gray areas between style boundaries behind, this is still a hardcore and very good beer, which I liked a lot. (1,307 characters)

Photo of jaxon53
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served slightly chilled in a pint glass from a 12 oz. stubby bottle. Poured a dark, somewhat hazy copper brown color. Almost no head formed except for a small coating atop the beer, therefore leaving no lace. Smell was almost intoxicating. Major hops, a little sweet maltiness in the background, spices, a generous amount of alcohol. I enjoyed the flavor a bit more than the aroma. Very aggressive hops bomb your taste buds, sweet malt. Somewhat peppery and spicy. Alcohol isn't overwhelming. Finishes somewhat citrusy with a ton more hops. Is actually somewhat balanced. Mouthfeel was thick and syrupy, with no carbonation. Full bodied. Drinkability is limited. Very sippable. (677 characters)

Photo of smcolw
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Nearly no head, spotty lace. Quite cloudy, orange, dark-amber color.

Barley Wine meets IPA: strong alcohol warmth in the smell which completely overwhelms any hop aroma. Surprising considering the IBU count.

On the plus side: originality. On the minus side: this beer has two extremes brought together--alcohol and bitterness (hop). The body is warming and oily from the high alcohol content--these are the initial impressions on the first sip. Soon, the hop takes over and becomes extraordinarily strong after the swallow, lasting seemingly forever.

Wonderfully creative and different...great simply to have the experience. However, I am not as enamored as most of these reviews. For me, extremism does not make this a superior beer regardless of how interesting it may be. (783 characters)

Photo of umustdrink
4.34/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Many thanks to kssweene for this extra bonus in our trade

A - Hazy dark orange color. Head is rocky and offwhite, fades to a thick film around the edges.

S - Very fruity hops, like tropical punch. Sugary and spicy with surprisingly little alcohol detectable.

T - Wow. Thick malty, syrupy, spicy hop craziness to start. Some bready, spicy malts and fruity, like grapefruit hops in the middle there. Finishes a spicy citrusy hop and just a tinge of warming alcohol.

M - Thick consistency and medium carbonation. Thick and chewy with a nice bite.

D - Definitely somethin to sip by the fire...just don't get to close, you might burst into flames.

I saw this one at a store once and it was something like $18 for a 4 pack so I said no way. So I must give thanks again to Kane Sweeney for this beer he threw in for free in our trade...a god among men! (867 characters)

Photo of mdm46410
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a very deep golden/amber with a heavy haze. There is almost no head to speak of. Aromas of orange and sweet toffee. The smell is delicious. Flavors consist of toffee, grapefruit, and caramel. The alohol shows up with a nice little sting on the tip of your tounge, finishing off with a lasting bitterness. Mouthfeel is very oily. Very light carbonation. This is definately a full-bodied beer. I love IIPA’s, and this one for me ranks near the best I have had. (510 characters)

Photo of jjayjaye
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear light copper amber color with a fluffy light tan head that resists fading. Visible effervescence aides the retention of the head. Significant lacing can be enjoyed.

The smell is a sticky sweet malty aroma with citrus and pine hop characteristics.

The mouth feel is immediately hoppy yet nicely balanced by the sweet malt. The head provides an essential creamy side.

The flavor mirrors the smell and is complemented well by the mouth feel. It is definitely hoppier than most IIPAs. The bitterness from the hops lingers slightly in the finish.

This one is a good drinker. The 13% ABV is no secret but it's not distracting. (646 characters)

Photo of jcdiflorio
4.57/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

poured into large flaired tulip glass from a 12oz stubby brown bottle with a twist-off cap. Thanks to Sudsdog for wrecking the palate again first the 120 now this ! I owe ya one.

Mirky reddish,orange color,remisent of cider. Just a thin off-white coating from a good hard pour turns quick to a ring of foam around the inside of the glass,totally comes to life with just a slight swirl.
Left a few spots of lace,extermely tiny bubbles surging up the sides of the glass with some scattered tightly knit bubbles lacing.

Clean first wiff,syrupy, smells of pineapples,citrus,grapefruit even a slight tangerine note,flowery with some burnt carmell.Tinges of alcohol as the beer warms up.

WOW! Hop juice, Lots of pine first,followed by citrus rind turning to grapefruit.pungent in you face hop taste. Lots of carmell with a burnt edge,this beer had a good balance for the amazing amount of hoppiness. Has a warming boozy feel,but it's not overpowering.
Leaves you tounge feeling like it's doubled in size. I'll be tasting this beer for a long time.

Thick mouthfeel,yet creamy feeling. Syrupy,leaves a hop oil slick all over your tounge. It took a while to finish this beer,but it felt like it went down quick can't explain it. If i had another would drink it don't know why? Wouldn't think this beer would have any drinkability,but i'm craving more. Interesting beer,one that everybody should try at least once. I'll be drinking this beer again.
Not an everyday beer one for special occasions I would say,now I just need to find that occasion. (1,551 characters)

Photo of ericj551
4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I first sampled this beer at the Extreme Beer Fest in Boston. Although my favorite of the fest was definitely Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout, this one was certainly up there. It pours a orange red/amber, with no head at all, despite a somewhat vigorous pour. The aroma is big citrusy hops, sweet orange and some grapefruit. Taste is just a big hop punch, tons of citrus, with the malty sweetness mostly hidden but still somewhat apparent. The alcohol is present but amazingly diguised for 13%. A little carbonation would be nice, but I think that being just slightly effervescent works for a beer of this strength. At $15 for a four pack, this is a beer I won't be drinking too often, but I can't say its not worth the price. (728 characters)

Photo of Orrshow
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Pours a deep reddish amber that is extremely cloudy. A finger think head arises that is a very light tan color and slightly frothy. Tons of nice lacing is left on my glass as the beer downs.

Smell – Extremely strong of citrus up front with orange standing out and lemon following. Some malt such as toffee malt can be detected underneath but it’s just dominated by hops. Pine and floral aromas are there from the hops and it’s bitter smelling.

Taste – Up front it’s very citrusy and strong of orange. The flavor then goes malty where I taste toffee and brown sugar flavors. It finishes floral with a huge alcohol kick. There is even a slight whiskey taste in there as well.

Mouthfeel – Evenly carbonated with a substantial body. A little oily as well.

Drinkability – Not bad here. Its alcohol kick makes it difficult at times. A sipper for sure.

Thanks to demcorhip once more for the great beer. This one was extreme. (957 characters)

Photo of Mdog
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Red, with little head but good lacing as I drank.

Smell: Dark fruit, alcohol, citrus.

Taste: Starts with a little sweetness before waves of hoppiness take over. A little grapefruit then some resiny pine flavors, then a shot of citrus rind. A hop-head's delight.

Mouthfeel: Lasting bitterness.

Drinkability: Way too strong to have more than one at a time, but hard to put down.

The double (triple?) IPA tour continues...this beer is just what the doctor ordered for your hop deficiency. Take one of these and your hop jones will be put to bed, literally if you have more than one at 13% ABV. (617 characters)

Photo of Flyer
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

There's so much going on with this massive beer I almost don't know where to start. The pour is deep, murky orange-brown, with a billowy head. Monster hop nose. First taste is a creamy, caramel maltiness, immediately followed by a cascade of hoppiness, with notes of pine, orange, grapefruit, maybe even a little ginger (?). Resiny, billowing mouthfeel. It also has some barleywine-type qualities. Aftertaste is more of the delicious, complex hop whallop. The alcohol is notable, but you'd never guess it's 13%. Complex and intense, an absolutely amazing beer. (560 characters)

Photo of akorsak
3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 12 oz bottle from a trade with czoch75 a long, long time ago.

A: The ale is a darlk ruby red, damn near brown with no visibility whatsoever. Darker orange highlights come through when held to light. The head is large and laces sporadically in the glass.

S: The nose is full of citrusy strong hops, grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple. Some pine resin notes come through as well. The hops are met with an equally strong alcohol component that almost burns the nostrils.

T: Big hops, big malts and big alcohol. Never have seven words so aptly summarized a beer. The hops are intensely bitter, full of grapefruit and citrus notes that quickly dull the tastebuds. The malts are strong enough that this beer is easily mistaken for a Stone 10-like barleywine IPA hybrid. The flavors from both components easily overwhelm and flatten the palate. The hefty alcohol doesn't aid matters in any fashion.

M: The mouthfeel is overwhelming, full of big intense flavors. The hops are huge, bitter and strong.

D: One bottle'll do you just fine. Any more and the next morning will be one messy hangover. (1,090 characters)

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