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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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4,271 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,271
Reviews: 1,348
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 289
Gots: 727 | FT: 32
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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Photo of schoolboy
4.49/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a huge brew. It makes no apologies. It comes at you full bore.

It is so thick it just won't let much has through. It's a deep reddish brown color with just a little fizz continually being released.

The aroma is a pronounced blend of sweet booze and his. It's a dark smell. The taste is sweet yet still hoppy. It's heavy and boozy but very pleasingly so. The aftertaste sticks with you sweet and boozingly.

This is definitely a big beer worth trying. Actually, I'd like to have this regularly but I am afraid the alcohol content is not healthy. This stuff is strong!

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of sevreng
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle, purchased 6/9/14 at Atlas Bottle Works, Pittsburgh, PA. Served in snifter.

A - Pours viscous with minimal carbonation. Thin head dissipates quickly. Bright and clear, wonderful rich ruby color

S - Rich malts and fruit. Raspberry, citrus, and cedar complimented by caramel and toffee. Subdued for what I was anticipating from a "triple IPA"

T - Rich malts dominate from the start giving way to citrus, pine, dark fruit, and finally a swell of bitterness drying out the palate. A lot going on, interesting enough to keep sipping, evolves as the ale warms

M - Viscous yet carbonated enough to not become syrupy

O - My first so-called "triple IPA," I give the beer an outstanding because I am a fan of American Strong Ales and I think this is an interesting example that completely drys out (and wrecks) the palate on the finish. Lives up to the other tasty heavy beers that I've had from this brewery

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on draft in snifter at Rustico Alexandria on 6/8/14

A-Pours with a small tan head that dissipates quickly, the beer is a very nice dark ruby color. Decent lacing

S-Aroma gives a malty sweetness, alcohol, cherry, orange citrus, a bit faint

T-A nice taste that gives a citrus, very strong malt backbone, strawberry, and caramel.

M-Has an average carbonation, bitter aftertaste, leaves mouth moist, medium mouthfeel

O-Overall I liked this TIPA, it was well balance of hops and malt. Very easy to drink for high ABV.

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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 4,271 ratings.