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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,739 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,739
Reviews: 1,309
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 268
Gots: 597 | FT: 24
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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Ratings: 3,739 | Reviews: 1,309 | Display Reviews Only:
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-07-2013 22:11:54 | More by comfortablynirm
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Chris77McGrath

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

08-07-2013 17:01:23 | More by Chris77McGrath
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stvanderwoude

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-07-2013 14:30:45 | More by stvanderwoude
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crackshot

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-07-2013 13:34:32 | More by crackshot
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russwilliam

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-07-2013 02:56:34 | More by russwilliam
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-07-2013 00:04:44 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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jacksonweite

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-07-2013 00:00:13 | More by jacksonweite
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VinsanityDiesel

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-06-2013 23:28:21 | More by VinsanityDiesel
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-06-2013 17:59:46 | More by Gotti311
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Nayr

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-06-2013 06:19:02 | More by Nayr
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Ristaccia

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-06-2013 02:30:25 | More by Ristaccia
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Ograd001

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -23.1%

08-05-2013 23:31:45 | More by Ograd001
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kcp85

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-05-2013 22:39:21 | More by kcp85
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JamLand

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-05-2013 22:10:23 | More by JamLand
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AKuehn47

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-05-2013 21:34:52 | More by AKuehn47
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sdaly3

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

08-05-2013 11:52:00 | More by sdaly3
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bccrosley

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-05-2013 04:29:52 | More by bccrosley
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's National IPA Day (8-1-13), so I figure what better beer to celebrate the occasion with than a triple IPA.

A- Hazy amber that's basically opaque. Decent head for the abv. Light tan. Ring of retention head remains. Soapy lacing.

S- Big aroma of sweet malt and booze. Honey caramel biscuit. Floral hops also make their way.

T- Sweet caramel malt base provides a strong backbone for the hops to take a ride on. Chewy confection-like sweetness. Some phenolic spice. Hops and bitterness comes in late, but not overly bitter at 112 ibus. hops seem to be mostly pine and earthy floral. Booze present and warmth in the back of the throat.

M- Dry, full body, and remains moderately smooth for the abv. Creamy. Clearly a big beer to drink/sip with caution.

O- Solid, but not spectacular. My biggest complaint is the sweetness level of this one. Tons of malt instilled to battle the bitterness level. A nice beer when taking the abv into account. Would have loved to see Founders back off just a bit on the malt bill and let the hops do the talking a little more. A bold effort for sure as we have come to expect from this brewery. Just hard to justify the price point.

$20 for a 4 pack

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 04:05:17 | More by Bosoxfan20
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -23.1%

08-05-2013 03:02:02 | More by ADTaber
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Dapper_Dan_Man

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-04-2013 17:46:51 | More by Dapper_Dan_Man
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StompingClover

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -23.1%

08-04-2013 17:33:55 | More by StompingClover
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coldriver

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-04-2013 14:23:02 | More by coldriver
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Maillard

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-04-2013 10:39:06 | More by Maillard
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ChopsMeister

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-04-2013 04:36:48 | More by ChopsMeister
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screamking

Ohio

3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into snifter.

Appearance-pours murky dark orange, with a 1 finger off white head. 3.5

Aroma-lite grapefruit juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, orange. This really is a great mix of citrus and malts. Reminds me a lot of brunch. 4.5

Taste-strong bitter overripe grapefruit at the front of the tongue. In the middle you get some of that brown sugar sweetness. Aftertaste I'm getting a bit of tobacco. Very interesting taste. 3.75

Feel-full bodied, ABV isn't terribly noticeable even tho its high, this beer fells like a barley-wine to me. 4.25

Overall-this is a very interesting brew, I figure its a lot closer to the barley-wine than a IIPA. Those styles have always been close in my mind, especially the stronger IIPA's. this is one your gonna want to take slowly, let it warm up a develop a little. At its price point, which is high, you be stupid to rush. 4

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 03:37:56 | More by screamking
Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,739 ratings.