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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,980 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,980
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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ciscov

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-30-2012 01:19:46 | More by ciscov
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MeowTom

Washington

4.28/5  rDev +9.7%

A- Clear Ruby amber with a nice lacy head.

S- Mild hoppy smell. Not what I was expecting for something that was dry hopped for so long. You name the hop characteristic and it's there though. Carmel notes in there too, probably from the crystal malt though and not hops.

T Smooth, bitter, and malty. Big bitter taste that fills the mouth with a wonderful hoppy flavor.

M- You need a fork and knife to eat this. Thick thick thick.

O- Man, what a wonderful triple APA. You can tell that a lot of work went into this and it was done very well.

09-30-2012 01:12:35 | More by MeowTom
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Beer_Runner


4.33/5  rDev +11%

bottled on 05/25/12

A: Began the poured slowly but became much more aggressive in order to create a head. A light tan head formed and then lasted only a few moments. The brew is a copper color with a red hue. It is also semi-translucent and does not appear cloudy.

S: The aroma is sweet grapefruit, and just a touch of pine and earthiness comes through, too.
T: The taste is very floral with some earthiness and a solid bitterness that turns to pepperiness in character. There is also some sweet caramel malt that blends with the bitterness and provides just enough balance to keep the bitterness and pepperiness from going too far. And, although the alcohol is well hidden there is just a little alcohol heat that compliments and focuses the bitterness.

M: The body is fairly heavy and satisfying; and, there is very little carbonation, which fits this beer well.

O: This beer has a bold hops bitterness that makes it truly unique. The malt sweetness is an underlying flavor that provides more to the complexity than balance. It has a pleasant floral flavor along with the raw, unbridled peppery bitterness that is the focus of this beer. The bitterness is sure to please hopheads.

09-29-2012 20:40:33 | More by Beer_Runner
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2beerdogs

California

4.33/5  rDev +11%

God Bless you alefish!!! This was a beautiful extra.

Pours a rubenesque red/amber. Rigorous pour yields a rich 1 inch of frothy head that seems dense but soon reduces to a delicate lace.

Some people are critical of this category of beer. They prefer straight ahead hops. F 'em!!! This is a graceful style. And this one is soooo good. The aroma gives a lot of hints. Biscuity maly, a hint of caramel, brandy, maybe even a hint of aged Jamaican rum. Overall a sweetness, with hints of booze graced by a slight dry hoppy hint.

The maltiness is gently sweet, invitingly so. But it is immediately followed by a subtle scrum between the hops and a dry, slightly peaty rum barrel flavor. Then moves toward a biscuit malt, and back to something in the rum realm. A piney, oily resin lingers like a hot, drunk ex-girlfriend that wants one more round for old times sake. Sorry, that was too much poetic license. But this one is warm without too much alcohol heat. And that's a good balancing act for a 12% TIPA.

The finish is nice and slightly sticky on the tongue. Again, lack of burn is a nice surprise. Very smooth.

Overall: Anybody want to put this one in as an extra, please trade with me. I really enjoyed this one, and hope to have many more chances to try it again...and again.

09-29-2012 05:13:35 | More by 2beerdogs
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aaronblain22

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

09-29-2012 03:50:45 | More by aaronblain22
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-29-2012 01:34:02 | More by t0rin0
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-28-2012 15:37:10 | More by IPAchris
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

3.08/5  rDev -21%

Purchased locally from Groppi's for $5.99/12 oz. bottle. Ouch!!

The beer was advertised as a triple IPA. To me, this style doesn't work. The hops were there but the malt and overall taste was reminiscent of a blond, not-well-made, barleywine. Personally, for the cost, I would saver your money and buy Bigfoot or something similar if you're looking for a hoppier, high-alcohol beer.

09-27-2012 00:31:51 | More by wisrarebeer
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mfield14

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-26-2012 22:57:22 | More by mfield14
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-26-2012 16:25:52 | More by rondufresne
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RyanGoodman

Bolivia

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

09-25-2012 01:11:42 | More by RyanGoodman
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whodeyvols

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

09-24-2012 20:10:07 | More by whodeyvols
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Jschmelz

Indiana

5/5  rDev +28.2%

09-23-2012 11:31:58 | More by Jschmelz
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bryang002

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

09-22-2012 17:00:18 | More by bryang002
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DennyCrane

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

09-22-2012 00:32:57 | More by DennyCrane
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JPortillo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

09-21-2012 23:04:11 | More by JPortillo
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IBSRJOE

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-21-2012 17:10:17 | More by IBSRJOE
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kwittlieff

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

09-21-2012 16:23:42 | More by kwittlieff
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JamesShoemaker

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev 0%

Snifter pour at the brewery.

Appearance - ochre. Not unexpected.

Smell - very plain, I was thrilled when this was announced on tap and was let down by this aspect especially. And out of a snifter!

Taste - not bad, not bad at all for a strong double.

Mouthfeel - strong. I like Double Trouble because it hides its alcohol well. Don't expect the same from this release.

Overall - meh. Spend less money and go for Double Trouble.

09-21-2012 16:18:48 | More by JamesShoemaker
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lil-mac


4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

09-20-2012 22:43:08 | More by lil-mac
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redfacedshooter

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9%

09-20-2012 18:33:55 | More by redfacedshooter
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

09-20-2012 18:14:38 | More by richkrull
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jhillwastaken

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

09-19-2012 16:48:14 | More by jhillwastaken
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FrankK

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

09-18-2012 21:50:49 | More by FrankK
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NathanFink

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

09-18-2012 15:49:35 | More by NathanFink
Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,980 ratings.