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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

4,328 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,328
Reviews: 1,368
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 296
Gots: 769 | 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:
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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Photo of uawildcat
4.71/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I had Founder's Double Trouble last night. Overall I think that this is a better beer.

Look: No head, but at 12.0% ABV what do you expect? It is darker than the Double Trouble, I think there may be a different grain composition.

Smell: Sweet, just like Double Trouble. Though the hops come through a bit more. I sense orange blossoms and citrus smells.

Taste: Very sweet for an IPA. Has more of a caramel flavor compared to the Double Trouble. Darker flavor profile. Hops are not as piney as the Double Trouble. I would say its more orange blossom like it smells, citrus, and a touch of the piney flavors. Very pleasant.

Feel: Like most well-done high ABV beers, it is deceiving. Just a touch touch sticky-sweet, but I like it. Of course it has a little burn.

Overall: Awesome Triple IPA. I like this more than the Double Trouble. Seems like I am in a minority.

Photo of Duesler
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jduprey007
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lincolnman
4.98/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Very good Ipa and enjoyable!

Photo of VonZipper
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lurkerson
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brandonparrent
4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SHODriver
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled May of this year

A: poured into a tulip to a light brown with a little orange with a finger and a half of off white head that retains well and leaves decent lacing
S: smells of caramel sweetness and orange marmalade. some slight herbal bitterness as well along with some alcohol
T: taste is caramel, orange marmalade, herbal hop bitterness but a lot of sweet citrus. a little toasted bread as well and the swallow brings some citrus rind, tropical fruit, piney hop bitterness, caramel sweetness, and more orange marmalade
M: medium on the palate with soft carbonation and an oily hop finish that leaves things refreshing
O: This is a pretty big beer with a lot of complexity and it will be interesting to see how it changes as it ages. I wish I could have gotten to this beer when it was fresher but there is still a lot of hop flavor in this beer. the front end seems to have faded the most but the swallow is amazing.

Photo of murphius1118
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

A - Poured a very dark ruby orange color. Formed a nice finger of medium tan head. Minimal lacing.
S - Hops and grapefruit. Aroma is a little subdued on this particular brew.
T - Wow. Super boozy. Lots of sweet sweet orange, apple, grapefruit and tangerine, finishes only slightly bitter. Definitely a "sweet" IPA, even though it states that it has 112 IBUs. Very good.
O - A damned good IPA, 5 stars. An experience.
V - Quite expensive at almost 20 dollars a four pack.

Photo of Cath
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thedevi8one
4.86/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow! Great mix, thick malty hoppy sweet goodness. Fantastic experience from first sniff to last drop. Hides the ABV well. My favorite beer to date.

Photo of Barnoloid
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smithj4
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TimG_0913
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good overall brew. The ABV is hidden very well. Really enjoyed this brew.

Photo of drone
2.55/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

It sure hides that 112 well.

Photo of dllman25
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SackBlabbath
4.56/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. Bought this because i found a single for 7 bucks, not about to pay 25 bucks for 4 of these. That said, this is one of the best TRIPA's i've ever had. Couldn't drink more than one for sure, but what a treat. If you can find a single pick it up. I wouldn't want to sit on something like this, so be ready to drink it.

Photo of Amanischef
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of hopstermonster1
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MarkSansone
3.3/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Way too boozy for my taste.

Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 4,328 ratings.