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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,984 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,984
Reviews: 1,330
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 278
Gots: 674 | FT: 30
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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SammyJaxxxx

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

10-31-2013 05:49:30 | More by SammyJaxxxx
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JLeet

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-30-2013 19:47:18 | More by JLeet
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chrishensley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-30-2013 18:52:41 | More by chrishensley
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-30-2013 00:26:58 | More by Moses_Malone
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MetalGearHops

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-29-2013 22:40:32 | More by MetalGearHops
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dkw0063

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

10-29-2013 17:57:45 | More by dkw0063
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev +1.5%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.

A: Deep copper and a touch hazy (chill haze) pouring to a single finger of head with low retention falling to a thin collar and bits of lacing.

S: Big malty nose, almost sticky, raisins. A big bouquet of spicy bittering hops; alcohol.

T: Massive sweet malt and heavy caramel. Tons of American bittering for a powerful pucker factor, but not enough to dry the finish out.

M: Big body and low carbonation; big, thick, syrupy.

O: This feels and drinks like a hoppy barleywine; not that that’s a bad thing…just saying! A tasty beer, showing what pushing the grain bill can do.

10-29-2013 13:10:36 | More by mtomlins
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JratBones

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-28-2013 14:53:51 | More by JratBones
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-28-2013 12:24:01 | More by Burkbom23
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Piddmeista

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

10-28-2013 02:56:36 | More by Piddmeista
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bcsteve89

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-27-2013 13:27:54 | More by bcsteve89
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9%

10-27-2013 12:43:34 | More by papat444
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FlakyBiscuit

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

10-27-2013 02:27:57 | More by FlakyBiscuit
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jemarent

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-26-2013 00:11:45 | More by jemarent
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guido19

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-25-2013 16:38:32 | More by guido19
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.1%

10-24-2013 18:18:19 | More by tommyguz
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BEERschlitz

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-24-2013 17:55:42 | More by BEERschlitz
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LanceRobbins24

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

10-24-2013 02:11:22 | More by LanceRobbins24
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TPONY51

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

10-23-2013 04:57:19 | More by TPONY51
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1FatJ

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9%

10-23-2013 02:00:09 | More by 1FatJ
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arnold931

Iowa

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-23-2013 01:57:25 | More by arnold931
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clfrost

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.1%

10-23-2013 00:13:13 | More by clfrost
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robriley

Michigan

3/5  rDev -23.1%

10-22-2013 23:28:56 | More by robriley
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Brandegee

Michigan

3.84/5  rDev -1.5%

Pour: Bottle into conventional glass. A store find, but unfortunately probably rather old.

Appearance - 3.75 - Some lacing but little head, looks boozy and thick. Deep amber

Smell - 3.5 - Mostly smells of hops and candy or sugar. Pleasant but nothing unusual or overwhelming

Taste - 3.75 - Mouthfeel is the immediate impression, but a strong bitterness and malty finish dominate. The immediate taste is something like maple syrup, or maybe maple/apple syrup. Then some pine as the bitterness lingers. A complex taste profile, made for sipping. This might have rated higher, a 4 or 4.25 for me, but the hop bitterness gets in the way of the beer after about 5-6 sips.

Mouthfeel 4.5 - Very thick. Many dark beers have far less body, and this was unexpectedly nice. Very syrupy, which I like.

Overall - Solid 4, especially considering this bottle had probably been sitting for six months or more. It was a challenging beer to consume, but each sip was interesting.

10-22-2013 23:15:50 | More by Brandegee
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dbkdev

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

10-22-2013 19:31:36 | More by dbkdev
Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,984 ratings.