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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,961 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,961
Reviews: 1,329
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 279
Gots: 668 | FT: 29
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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cbazner2k5

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-12-2011 02:08:17 | More by cbazner2k5
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stouts4me

Illinois

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-11-2011 23:47:18 | More by stouts4me
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uziangis

Ohio

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-11-2011 18:46:26 | More by uziangis
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bezakjon

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-11-2011 16:29:37 | More by bezakjon
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bobv

Vermont

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-10-2011 13:33:56 | More by bobv
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amrozga

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-09-2011 20:36:49 | More by amrozga
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BrewCrew2010

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-09-2011 18:08:26 | More by BrewCrew2010
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

3.7/5  rDev -5.1%

Devil Dancer has a very hazy body that is dark orange in color. The head is very thin and off-white. Retention is OK, but the lacing never really materializes.

The aroma is quite sweet, mixing juicy, citrus hops and a considerable malt base. Very leafy and resinous also. The hops absolutely dominate the aroma.

Devil Dancer's hop profile is quite good, as it is very juicy and fairly bright. Lots of citrus flavors come through immediately, bringing with them quite a bit of bitterness. Resin and leafy hops come through also, bringing even more bitterness. The hops never really die down in this one, but eventually I do notice the malt, which is caramel flavored and quite sweet. The malt profile is pretty big on this one too, which isn't a surprise considering it's a huge beer. With that said, the hops definitely are the dominant flavor here. The finish is quite long, and it mixes biting bitterness with biting heat and just a slight touch of fusel alcohol flavors.

Big, chewy body that practically burns your mouth with a combination of alcohol and bitterness.

It took me about an hour to polish off my 8 ounce pour of this one, so it is definitely a sipper. I was glad I ordered it though, even an hour later. This is a boozy beer, and it's a little on the sweet side, but for some reason anything that Founders brews tastes pretty good to me.

12-09-2011 17:47:09 | More by Hojaminbag
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hmph

Virginia

3.4/5  rDev -12.8%

A - A dark creamy orange with a lighter haze on the edges.

S - Onions?? strong super aggressive hops, unfortunately this is a bit of a downfall for me, its not quite a put off but its still mentionable. (Had a second bottle of this a few months later and this was much more subdued)

T - mmmm....no alcohol taste what so ever, very strong hop bite and a strong malt followup, this is a tasty brew and a great combination of flavors.

O - Really enjoyed the beer even with its off putting initial smell. Tasty and I saved one for a while and it had cooled down a bit and was really good.

12-09-2011 04:57:48 | More by hmph
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FrankyLikesIt

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-09-2011 02:52:59 | More by FrankyLikesIt
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CGMLS3

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

12-09-2011 02:16:00 | More by CGMLS3
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tubbnik

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-08-2011 16:30:21 | More by tubbnik
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stevecooks

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-08-2011 08:19:16 | More by stevecooks
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thesarahfuller

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-08-2011 03:07:57 | More by thesarahfuller
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leprakhan

California

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-07-2011 23:36:34 | More by leprakhan
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jriggins6

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-07-2011 17:31:19 | More by jriggins6
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TheFlern

Idaho

3/5  rDev -23.1%

12-07-2011 03:41:12 | More by TheFlern
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Scoot1969

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-07-2011 03:18:34 | More by Scoot1969
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Cottzilla

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-07-2011 02:11:37 | More by Cottzilla
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fergster75

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-07-2011 02:05:04 | More by fergster75
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phingdong

New Hampshire

2.35/5  rDev -39.7%

Fresh 2011 bottle (review from notes back in the summer).

Appearance: Looks nice enough. Nice half inch head with sticky lacing as it goes down. It looks like it will be tasty, but then I get close enough to smell it.

Aroma: Vegetables, garlic and onions, a touch of weed, a hint of tropical fruits trying to get through. Not a very inviting smell.

Taste: Harsh. The onions, garlic, weed, and other players from the aroma are here in full force. The booze makes itself very well known as well. This is not good. The combo of hops here is just nasty. It's boozy and tastes like stale veggies.

Mouthfeel: Feels nice and creamy. Medium carbonation.

Overall: I wanted to like this. I did not, however. At all. I poured out half the glass. This may be the only Founders beer I do not enjoy so far.

12-07-2011 01:09:10 | More by phingdong
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-06-2011 23:48:27 | More by JohneHoodlum
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Lantern


5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-06-2011 16:49:19 | More by Lantern
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-06-2011 06:51:03 | More by twelveinches
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leinie13

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

12-06-2011 00:39:09 | More by leinie13
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