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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Devil DancerFounders Devil Dancer

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very good

4,342 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,342
Reviews: 1,371
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 298
Gots: 773 | FT: 28
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-17-2004

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!
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Nose is dominated by earthy hops, mainly black pepper spice and grassy notes. Malt is detectable and smells somewhat sweet.

Spicy hops dominate the majority of the flavor In this. Some earthiness and grassy notes are also present. Finish has a big bitter character

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A - Poured a very dark mahogany color, with one finger of light tan head. Great lacing left behind as I sipped.

S - This smell was big earthy hops, pine, and some musty grapefruit.

T/M - The taste isn't as fierce as the smell leads onto, but it is still pretty assertive with the hops. Sharp pine hits the tongue first, followed by a nice caramel malt backbone. Then finishes with a bitter lemon resin. Medium/heavy mouthfeel, really good carbonation.

O - Overall this beer is a very good DIPA. Big hop profile, but an even bigger malt bill to stand up to the alpha acids. Very nice hop resin left behind in the aftertaste. I love that in a DIPA. The alcohol is a little sharp at 12%, but still isn't that fiery.

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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
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