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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,923 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,923
Reviews: 1,326
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 277
Gots: 657 | FT: 27
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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Canti4341

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

10-22-2013 14:55:52 | More by Canti4341
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FrankHammer

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-21-2013 16:00:54 | More by FrankHammer
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%

In a snifter the beer was a dark amber color with a thick off-white head. There was abundant lace.

Aroma of piney hops, and a little sweet malt.

Taste of pine and pine resins. A bit of bread.

0ily mouthfeel. Hoppy. I thought the 12% ABV was very well hidden. Still this is a beer to be sipped and savored.

10-20-2013 18:56:51 | More by lordofthewiens
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tsauce2

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-19-2013 20:12:56 | More by tsauce2
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krl2112

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

10-19-2013 19:25:07 | More by krl2112
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Rasmon

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-17-2013 14:06:31 | More by Rasmon
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jhhollier

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-17-2013 12:08:17 | More by jhhollier
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MAJ85

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

10-17-2013 05:30:35 | More by MAJ85
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rye_so_serious

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +9%

10-15-2013 23:52:22 | More by rye_so_serious
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mcphish22

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-14-2013 15:02:33 | More by mcphish22
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myuncle

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

10-14-2013 10:16:42 | More by myuncle
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hopkrid

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-14-2013 09:53:27 | More by hopkrid
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MattBreight

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9%

10-14-2013 04:48:35 | More by MattBreight
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bevoduz

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-14-2013 03:21:09 | More by bevoduz
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TheSSG

Illinois

2.95/5  rDev -24.4%

Pours a huge, dense, resiny, off-white head that has great lacing and is insanely persistent. Bright, citrus hop aroma with sweet malt behind that and....booze. It all combines to create a floral/medicinal bouquet that has a syrupy note to it. Burnt umber, clear color. Starts with a sweet malt, syrup-like mouthfeel, and warming booze. The hop bitterness starts to ease itself in, starting out like pine sap. Moves into a more poignant bitterness that is a little astringent. Lingering hop bitterness becomes like citrus rind, and then becomes pine-like as it sits on the tongue. As it lingers for awhile, there is finally a green hop-like flavor that comes out, but the astringent bitterness masks this.

Honestly, this isn't that great. It's surprisingly sweet and abrasively bitter. This is one of those biers that is bitter, but not really hoppy. It's also sweet, but not really malty. I like hops, and I like malt. But this is just the worst aspects of hops and malt. Then the booze is very noticeable. This isn't as refined as I expect from Founders; it's a bit crass. I don't want to finish this. I was hoping for something a la "Revelry" by Two Brothers, but this was a bust.

10-13-2013 00:44:45 | More by TheSSG
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KISSFR33K

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9%

10-12-2013 23:29:06 | More by KISSFR33K
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rockrob

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9%

10-12-2013 23:28:16 | More by rockrob
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Bustersuess

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-12-2013 19:59:10 | More by Bustersuess
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hopley

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Appearance - 4 - Aggressive pour, nice initial head, amber color, some lacing but no head retention

Smell - 4 - Nice smell but not really strong

Taste - 3.5 - Bitter, very malty aftertaste - it's almost like there's a treble and a bass - but no midrange - nothing in between the initial bitter hit and the end malt

Mouthfeel - 4.0 - nicely full bodied

Overall - 3.75 - kinda kills me not to give a higher rating to this Founders' bomb but I just can't. Wouldn't buy again but glad I tried it.

10-12-2013 00:14:39 | More by hopley
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AndyGator

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +9%

10-11-2013 19:53:34 | More by AndyGator
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MITCHELLMPLS

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

10-11-2013 12:57:14 | More by MITCHELLMPLS
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-11-2013 12:53:27 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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SE-VAbeerdrink

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-11-2013 02:01:00 | More by SE-VAbeerdrink
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BuckeyeFaninMI

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-10-2013 20:36:01 | More by BuckeyeFaninMI
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NHhomebrewguy

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

10-10-2013 14:12:50 | More by NHhomebrewguy
Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,923 ratings.