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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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very good

4,307 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,307
Reviews: 1,360
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 295
Gots: 756 | FT: 33
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a Founders snifter. Bottled on date: 5/30/13.

Appearance: Pours a deep, slightly cloudy copper-amber color with a finger-and-a-half off-white head. Pretty good head retention considering the abv, and leaves a nice lacing down the glass. Looks very enticing.

Smell: Big blast of grapefruit and pine up front along with some tangerine. The hops then give way to the malt, which comes through with strong caramel and toffee notes. The interaction between the hops and malt is really interesting here, as both are very strong, yet thet manage to stay out of each others' way.

Taste: Huge malt and hop flavors hit the palate simultaneously, providing an explosion of flavor. Pine, grapefruit, and grassy hop flavors mix with caramel, dark fruit, and biscuity malt flavors. Where the aroma came through in separately discernible layers, this really just all hits you at once. It can be somewhat overwhelming if you aren't ready for it (which is a feeling I remember quite well from the first time I tried this beer), but it's extremely unique and complex.

Mouthfeel: Very full-bodied with farily low carbonation. The mouthfeel is quite smooth despite the intensity of the flavor.

Overall: It's actually very difficult to rate this beer, as it isn't really similar to anything on the market. It's not something you just drink, it's something you experience. And if you can handle the storm, it's a wonderful experience.

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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 4,307 ratings.