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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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4,081 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,081
Reviews: 1,336
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 278
Gots: 695 | FT: 34
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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Photo of TheHoppiest
4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Pours a hazy copper-red, with a 3/4" inch head that settles to a sticky lid. The color of this beer is really quite intense.

Smells quite thick and heavy, with loads of hops resin, mango, pineapple, honey and orange citrus. This is a real sniffer, with an aroma that just lingers and lingers.

Whoa, what a hop monster this is! Spicy, peppery and strong, with pine, oily resin, buttery malt, and a bit of leafy greens. Like sucking on dried hops, this is an intense beast of a beer that only gets more full-flavored as it warms. Finishes hoppy and spicy, leaving the tongue tingling.

Full bodied, this has to be the heaviest IPA I've ever had. Adding to this is a hop spice so strong it leaves the tongue and gums feeling slightly numb.

I've heard this ale described as liquid weed, and I can see why. It's earthy, peppery, hoppy and sweet, and leaves the tongue and gums tingly and numb. A one and done for sure, this 12% abv beast is a real sipper.

TheHoppiest, Feb 06, 2012
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Photo of SeaUrchin
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured a year+ bottle into an unbranded tulip after a long day and the chosen brew by the new lady, ill consider this a test of fate with her, love it fresh, heard about sitting on it lets see if it pays off

appearance - deep amberish red color, a fingers off white head that leaves nice lacing, good carbonation, looks like love at first sight

smell - unline fresh sweet malts dominate the nose, caramel, vanilla, dominate with slight hints of what used to be floral hops and grapefruit juice with an alcoholic tinge that is present throughout, excited, not what it used to be but still smells delicious

taste - this is more of an american strong ale or barley wine rather than a "TIPA", sweet caramel malts dominate up front, with hints of vanilla and an almost raisin like flavor, this fades into a sweet, warming alcoholic tinge, but no burn left in this little guy, the 12% is hidden quite well now, finishes with a small amount of citrus and a resin that hangs around for a while, over all this is a damn tasty brew, its a completely different beer with some time on it, a delicious beer with some time on it

mouthfeel - kinda thick, almost syrupy, but the carbonation helps lighten the load, coats the throat a s it goes down

overall - will always remember to set one aside for a yearly treat but fresh is still so damn tasty

as for her test of fate, with beer sense like this theres potential

SeaUrchin, Jan 31, 2012
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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 4,081 ratings.