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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

4,307 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,307
Reviews: 1,360
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 295
Gots: 755 | FT: 32
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 SackBlabbath
4.84/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 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.

Photo of therealsikes
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of InkedinRi
3.27/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The one I tried was in the bottle about 6 months.. I would have liked to try a really fresh one! To me it was really malty. I did taste the hops but this beer is super sweet. And not something you was to session at 12% ABV it's more of a once in a while treat if you like super high ABV malty beers.

Photo of chrisdopeee
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mightykingmalard
4.48/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A strong, malty, hoppy red dipa. I will look for this one whenever i can. Awesome.

Photo of Gww1864
4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JNForsyth
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gobuccos
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of elNopalero
4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to @xicanobeerrun for the trade.

This is from a six month old bottle. How does that happen? And no, it didn’t magically turn into some amazing blend of pixie tears and cotton candy, or whatever it is the kids hope their old triple IPAs metamorphosize into after a few months of shelf life. But it wasn’t a drainpour either, in case you’re in the “bottled yesterday means it’s already too old to drink” camp. So there.

At any rate this looks incredible. There’s a malty amber, slightly reddish-caramel hue to it that’s inviting and mysterious. Hops have faded, leaving some notes of a candied orange peel and straw lingering around. The flavor has a surprisingly rounded bitterness that hits midpalate with a drying finish and just enough malt to give it some definition without feeling heavy. So: do I wish I had this fresh? Yes, of course. But am I disappointed that the only taste I have of it is one from a bottle half a year old? Not in the least.

Photo of Gajo74
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice combination of brown and red liquid. Not much of a head and lacing. I smell hops and sweet malt. As I get further along the drink, I detect a strong chocolate aroma. Taste is initially malty sweet and is balanced by a heavy hop aftertaste. As the drink progresses, the hops flavor becomes more pronounced. The feel is amazing! A full bodied chewy and thick liquid that feels heavy on your mouth.
If you love hops this is the beer for you! If you like a good buzz, this is the one for you! I had just one and as I'm typing this I notice that I'm almost smashed!! Another good brew from Founders!

Photo of JohnnyBeer79
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of raeman70
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of ernieb
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ironstutz
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of nicole309
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of fureousangel
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%

Photo of JoeParent
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of johnscooper
4.32/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of sendsilk
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of gony21
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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