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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,967 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,967
Reviews: 1,329
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 278
Gots: 669 | FT: 29
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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cp45

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

09-02-2013 01:48:58 | More by cp45
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PHBoiler

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

09-02-2013 01:01:23 | More by PHBoiler
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-NESTO-

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

09-01-2013 17:57:59 | More by -NESTO-
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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

08-31-2013 02:01:08 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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mc4z

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-30-2013 04:38:38 | More by mc4z
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MarkGutz

Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +7.4%

I don't normally type reviews, but a simple number rating doesn't do this beer justice. Poured a slightly chilled bottle into a snifter, and despite previous warnings I decided to tackle the whole bottle in one sitting. My initial response to the beer was fantastic. You get a wonderful floral character when you first sip, which slowly transitions to a stronger and stronger bitter taste as the thick liquid coats your mouth. Very pleasantly lingers where you can continue to enjoy the aroma that sticks around. The hint of sweetness and strong hoppiness prevent you from really feeling the 12% alcohol taste in your mouth. Overall my first impression was fantastic, a very complex and tasty strong IPA.

Unfortunately, I had about 10 oz to go. This is the one downside of the beer... because it is so intense it is really something to be enjoyed perhaps 4-6 oz at a time, as beyond that it becomes a little overwhelming.

I would consider Devil Dancer an experience. Not a particularly drinkable beer, but a very fun brew to try.

08-30-2013 03:09:14 | More by MarkGutz
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-29-2013 23:55:49 | More by thinwhiteduke
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Remdog

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-29-2013 23:03:36 | More by Remdog
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Mulder531

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-29-2013 13:16:41 | More by Mulder531
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tommy5

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-29-2013 12:47:12 | More by tommy5
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jahbulon

New York

3/5  rDev -23.1%

08-29-2013 05:11:42 | More by jahbulon
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Gschaf

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-28-2013 23:22:01 | More by Gschaf
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RKing44

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

08-28-2013 22:42:56 | More by RKing44
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kscaldef

Oregon

3/5  rDev -23.1%

08-28-2013 04:55:37 | More by kscaldef
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mcrago

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-28-2013 02:25:30 | More by mcrago
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JLapadura

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-28-2013 00:28:30 | More by JLapadura
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mctizzz

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-27-2013 02:19:26 | More by mctizzz
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Dave_in_GR

Michigan

3.34/5  rDev -14.4%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance is a reddish amber color with a small amount of foamy tan head.

Smell is very potent, lots of astringent hop flavors (citrus, pine, floral) mixed with heavy malts as well.

Taste is ridiculous, massive dose of bitter hop flavors accompanied by a syrupy sweet caramel malt. I know big crazy flavors is what Founders does, but I can't imagine Devil Dancer would appeal to many people beyond a committed core of hopheads...

Mouthfeel is very thick and heavy, almost like a hop syrup goo has been used to coat your mouth. Lots of alcohol in this one too.

Overall for me, Devil Dancer is just too much to enjoy.

08-26-2013 22:56:13 | More by Dave_in_GR
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cwreay90

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

08-26-2013 22:17:12 | More by cwreay90
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Stoutfan23DJ

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-26-2013 21:17:06 | More by Stoutfan23DJ
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mhksuccess

California

3.76/5  rDev -3.6%

Poured from a bottle into Bruery snifter
color is reddish brown with little head
smell is very malty
and taste is similar extremely malty not the hop bite i am used to and
could not get anything but malt out of it
possible that it was just the bottle i got
anyway it was fairly easy drinking for 12% abv just not what i am looking for in a DIPA
was more like a malty red

08-26-2013 19:08:44 | More by mhksuccess
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Vivs85

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-26-2013 01:21:52 | More by Vivs85
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udouche

Illinois

5/5  rDev +28.2%

08-25-2013 23:50:10 | More by udouche
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csmalley

Kansas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-25-2013 22:00:15 | More by csmalley
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Kaveman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.1%

08-25-2013 21:03:33 | More by Kaveman
Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,967 ratings.