Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Devil DancerFounders Devil Dancer

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4,282 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,282
Reviews: 1,351
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 291
Gots: 736 | FT: 31
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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4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very deep amber. Slightly off white head. The smell is, well, strong. I get pine and whole cone hops, and a slight spiciness. A very sweet citric fruit smell, Centennial hops I think. Because it reminds a bit of The Oracle and Two-Hearted.

The flavor is unique at best. Full of hop oil extracts, piney resinous flavors take over like crazy. very bitter and piney, but theres a touch of citrus somewhere in the background that comes in balance the whole thing out. It finishes slightly dank and resinous.

All of the hops just wreck anything resembling your palate. In its wake, is the ruins of what used to be your mouth. Enjoy with caution, friends.

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3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-03-14 in Columbia. This is a 2011 bottle so it is ~10 months old.

A - Fairly hazy, orange zinger tea color with 1/3-finger off-white head that drops quickly and leaves good lacing.

S - Mild spice, candied orange, alcohol, touch of pine. Nice but not real strong.

T - Medium roasted grain, big pepper and other spices, alcohol, caramel, fruit sweetness of orange and pineapple, sugared grapefruit flesh and tart oragne zest. Aftertaste is strong pepper, alcohol, pine and bitterness somewhat tempered by honey and citrus sweetness.

M - Medium body, low carbonation. Resinous and insanely prickly. Coats the mouth and won't let go.

O - I like it but it is powerful tasting and will scrub your tongue numb. Not well-balanced. Just a bunch of strong flavors that throw their weight around in ungainly ways.

Note: I had a sample from a 2011 bottle on 2014-06-08 and found it better than when fresh. Kind of surprising it held up so long. The over-the-top prickly, hop-forward-onion-like bitterness had faded considerably; so as a barleywine instead of a Triple IPA, I liked it more. Didn't change my ratings after this most-recent tasting since it is obviously unusual to hold onto a beer like this for so long.

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

A: The beer is reddish orange in color. It poured with a thick ring of white bubbles around the edge of the glass, leaving some lacing in the center and down the sides.
S: There are aromas of citrus and pine resin hops in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of citrus and pine resin hops and is accompanied by a moderate amount of bitterness. The underlying malts are very noticeable.
M: It feels full-bodied and somewhat thick on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer definitely tastes strong, but the alcohol is well masked from the taste. I enjoyed it because it packs in a lot of hop flavors.

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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
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