Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

4,279 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,279
Reviews: 1,350
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 291
Gots: 735 | FT: 31
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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2.88/5  rDev -26.2%

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3.26/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 3.25

Founders Devil Dancer

Look 10/10
Smell 15/20
Taste 32/40
Feel 7/10
Drinkability 2/20

Overall 66/100

SUPER/MEGA bitter, I mean bruisingly over the top. Some may enjoy that. Founders is possibly my favorite brewery. It's just the style is so extreme and aggressive that I can't bring myself to enjoy it. The 'Look' however, is absolutely beautiful~

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Sticky mess with little hop differentiation and aroma

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

November 1, 2014

12 oz bottle, tulip

A – Dark red to mahogany, mild chill haze, looks somewhat viscous. Almost no head, a few pinkish-white bubbles sit on top.

S – Dark cherries and other dark fruit, some smooth alcohol warmth that makes the nose twitch. Mildly earthy hops with some grapefruit showing through.

T – Bitterness is loaded up front, definitely the most prominent flavor. Dark fruits are minor here, the grapefruit and a bit of pine and resin take hold. Malt sweetness is there, helping to balance everything else, but still leaning heavily toward hop bitterness.

M – Very thin due to the alcohol, and obviously very bitter from start to finish. Very low carbonation, just enough to get by.

O – Very much a hop bomb, and that was the intention. That said, it’s a bit thin and a bit unbalanced for my tastes. Good, but not great.

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3.92/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.6/5  rDev +17.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

It has all the things I want from an IPA, without walking into that place where it leaves the mouth too dry to be refreshing.

It's not ridiculous like some IPAs have become. Bitterness is not the only aspect here. It has a wonderful complexity of flavor that makes every taste an experience.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 4,279 ratings.