Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company
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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
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
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
Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,967 ratings.