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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,765 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,765
Reviews: 1,311
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 269
Gots: 603 | FT: 25
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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Ratings: 3,765 | Reviews: 1,311 | Display Reviews Only:
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-12-2012 17:46:46 | More by bonbini26
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Ruger44

Illinois

2/5  rDev -48.7%

01-12-2012 17:38:12 | More by Ruger44
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-12-2012 17:37:11 | More by zekeman17
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stealth

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

1/12 Review:
What the shit is this? haha. Thanks dragomni, for burning my taste buds right off.

I could only handle a few drinks of this, and the last one gave me the shivers. I'm not a hop head, and this is pretty much straight hops, with some draino thrown in? Seriously, though, it's extremely bitter, very citrusy (normally I like that! not here!), and extremely bitter. Did I say it's bitter? Holy hell. If you want to have a beer just for bitterness sake, here it is.

2013 Update - My tastebuds are now more acclimated to the hops and extreme DIPAs and Imperials so I re-reviewed. Plus the 2013 vintage is just better than 2012 was.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 09:59:28 | More by stealth
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AwYeh

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle dated 6/5/11, reviewed from notes taken 12/31/11. Thanks to Jesse13713 for sharing one of these with me.

A: Pours a hazy, orange-copper color with a finger of light white head.

S: A musty caramel flavor dominates here, smelling slightly like a basement. Lightly hoppy, which I expect is from the age.

T: In contrast to the smell, the hop flavors found here are very potent, and based on them I would have had no problem believing this was totally fresh. Tons of pine, along with a generous portion of citrus flavors. Heavily bitter from the hops, but the sweet malts do a good job of maintaining balance. Big bitter finish, very resiny.

M: Thick and syrupy with moderate carbonation and a lightly dry finish.

O: Enjoyed this one quite a bit; no need to hesitate if you find a slightly old bottle, but I'll be looking for a chance to try it when it's brand new too.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 04:32:57 | More by AwYeh
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AngryNucleus

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-11-2012 21:14:06 | More by AngryNucleus
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CMack

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-11-2012 04:12:31 | More by CMack
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review adapted from notes taken 7/27/11

Appearance: Pours thick, dark orange/amber - thin white head that doesn't leave much lacing - could look much more appealing

Smell: Absolutely bizarre and a little disturbing, like some kind of cross between weed and spaghetti sauce - dank, with onions and garlic - some serious citrus under this, as well as more herbal and floral notes - some oily pine, too - syrupy malts underneath

Taste: Indescribably bitter and over the top - extremely harsh and volatile - flavors are chaotic and borderline insane (and not really in a delicious way) - tons of citrus, citrus rind, oily pine, resin, pine cones - tons of malt, too - toasted, caramelized - the malts are so heavy and there is so much booze that this kind of tastes like a liqueur or something

Mouthfeel: Heavy, syrupy - thick with a serious alcohol bite - needs more carbonation

Overall: More of an experience than a beer

This is one of the most bizarre creations I have encountered. I expected it to be intense, but Devil Dancer is just absurd. The problem with this level of absurdity is that it inspires curiosity... While I didn't love this, I am curious to try it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 18:04:08 | More by angrybabboon
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BucsNBucks

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-10-2012 08:11:26 | More by BucsNBucks
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PaulMc

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-09-2012 22:56:25 | More by PaulMc
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toneigh

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-09-2012 22:36:07 | More by toneigh
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WuAnquo1

Michigan

3/5  rDev -23.1%

01-07-2012 18:18:24 | More by WuAnquo1
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KarlSpackler

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-07-2012 03:08:44 | More by KarlSpackler
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deranma

Ohio

4.68/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my first beer review and I must say this is quite the beer to be the first. So here we go and bear with me:

A- This is a very nice golden color. There wasn't much of a head when poured, but still got some and it was a gentle pour.

S- You can smell the hops right up from almost like grapefruit and citrus, but not overbearing that the malt flavor can come through as well. And on the end you get a slight hint of alcohol.

T- This is what made me give it the rating I did. It was so nice to drink this. I got the bitterness that I love, but it wasn't a bad bitterness and it was balance very well with the malt. You can taste a bit of alcohol on the back end, but I like this if done right.

M- At first I gave it a 5, but after drinking more my mouth started to get that bitter after taste which isn't necessarily a bad thing. This was my only dig on the mouth feel other than that I would have given it a 5, but it gets a 4.

O- Overall, this is a great beer and I can't wait to get my hands on some more. I got two and stuck one in the cellar to see what it taste like after a year. It was bottled in June so this will be nice to have on a hot summer day this coming summer.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 00:15:26 | More by deranma
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schultzm

Michigan

3/5  rDev -23.1%

01-06-2012 02:03:54 | More by schultzm
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Faina

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -23.1%

01-05-2012 03:28:33 | More by Faina
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hotmanflab666

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-04-2012 03:56:05 | More by hotmanflab666
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riverrunt421

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-03-2012 21:36:20 | More by riverrunt421
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aliving1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-03-2012 05:10:34 | More by aliving1
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vobr0002

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-03-2012 02:49:21 | More by vobr0002
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dragomni

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-02-2012 23:30:04 | More by dragomni
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MrHirschybar

California

3/5  rDev -23.1%

01-02-2012 10:30:59 | More by MrHirschybar
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Breylan

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-02-2012 08:48:20 | More by Breylan
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canadianghetto

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.1%

01-01-2012 06:16:31 | More by canadianghetto
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emdawg

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-01-2012 05:58:23 | More by emdawg
Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,765 ratings.