Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company
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3.55/5 rDev -9%
Notes from a long time ago, I guess I just forgot to post them on BA.
Had on tap at Crunchy's at Founders night after having CBS for the first time!
10 different kinds of hops that pretty impressive lets see if it turns out as good as in theory.
fluffy head white the head clings in specks, red transparent beer. subdued floral hops, pine neddles and a odd spiciness. bit buttery, strongly hopped. Kinda and odd sourness to it. Very Bitter and semi dry finish. Medium to low body, on the higher end of carbonation.
Very expensive for what it is I'm disappointing for 7 dollars a sniffer.
01-13-2012 05:12:14 | More by minterro
3.95/5 rDev +1.3%
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.
01-12-2012 09:59:28 | More by stealth
3.8/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
01-12-2012 04:32:57 | More by AwYeh
3.58/5 rDev -8.2%
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.
01-10-2012 18:04:08 | More by angrybabboon
4.68/5 rDev +20%
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.
01-07-2012 00:15:26 | More by deranma
Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,917 ratings.