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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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4,028 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,028
Reviews: 1,334
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 279
Gots: 688 | 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:
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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Yulles, Nov 14, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

tbeq00, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of HeavyMetalBrew
4.45/5  rDev +14.1%

A: A nice golden/orange hue. Nice lacing on it. Clear, with slight signs of carbonation.

S: Hay. Spicy/citrusy hops. Hints of caramel/other sweetness.

T: Grapefruit and other citrus. Some spiciness and sweetness that fades into intense bitterness. This is a very good beer for any lover of hops.

M: Carbonated properly, some harshness, can be put down at a decent pace though I recommend sipping on this one.

Overall: This is a very good beer. Being a huge fan of Founders, I may be a little biased, but this has plenty of hops in it, a beautiful flavor, and enough alcohol to put somebody under. Highly recommended.

HeavyMetalBrew, Nov 12, 2011
Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled 6/2/2011. Pours slightly hazy brick red color with a small 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention that reduces to a thin lacing cap. Some decent lacing clinging to the glass as well. Aromas of big mango, orange, grapefruit, pine resin, floral, caramel, and some toasted malts. Some excellent aromas here with good strength and balance. Taste of big orange, mango, pine, lemon zest, caramel, toasted malt, and spiciness. Big sweetness in the front that leads to a strong brutal bitterness on the finish that lasts. Lingering notes of caramel, citrus, pine, and spiciness on the finish for a while. Medium carbonation and full bodied; with a very creamy and slick mouthfeel that goes down smoothly, but is still a sipper. Alcohol is extremely well hidden for 12%, the warming on the finish is barely noticeable. Great balance of flavor and bitterness. Overall, an excellent and tasty Imperial IPA from Founders.

superspak, Nov 11, 2011
Photo of rmcnealy
3.9/5  rDev 0%

Served chilled in a becker.

Poured a medium-to-light amber color that was pretty translucent which had a small off white head that quickly faded to an inconsistent band of lace around the glass. First aromas from the bottle reminded me of pineapple. When in the glass, however, the beer was less concentrated but not overly robust and opened up to scents of caramel, slight pine, slight citrus and very slight hop. The taste, on the other hand, was quite hoppy and had an expansive quality to it that did not fleet too quickly. It is not over boozy for a 12%'er, very shockingly so. Good level of hoppiness as well. I would expected it to be more syruppy and was pleasantly surprised. A great beer. Lucky find... one random bottle that fell out of a four pack.


rmcnealy, Nov 06, 2011
Photo of bobhits
4.65/5  rDev +19.2%

Pours orangish red (not sure that's a color but that was it is), crystal clear, thick and static body. There's a half finger head with a touch of light lacing and carbonation.

A wonderful mango, citrus, and more citrus hop notes are wonderful on the nose.

Hops to start, hops in the middle, hops at the end. I think they got the message that people like hops! These hops go from citrus, piny, and even put off a bit of earth notes. The citrus American hops dominate here. The malt or maybe the yeast has a nice bit of nuttiness in the finish with just enough fruity malt flavors here to keep things in control. Think double bastard only even more hop forward and bigger.

Thick and heavy with just a touch of carbonation.

I've had this a few times, tap and bottle and it varies from place to place. This is a very great example of this beer. it isn't the best, but it is exceptional. I cannot put how wonderful this beer is. It is an odd style to consider. It is about as big as a hop forward IPA can possibly be. Any larger and the malt might get out of whack.

bobhits, Nov 06, 2011
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3.03/5  rDev -22.3%

I just happened to run across this beer while jokingly asking for a 120 minute. The guy came back with this saying that they were putting it on hold for a customer that took too long.

It looks great off the pour. There was quite a bit of red in it. The two finger head diminshed quickly.

The Dancer smells very good. You get pine and citrus.

The flavor is something completely different. I get a ton of hops in the mouth. There is no balance at all. Every sip is a grimace. The bitterness is over-whelming.

I am a huge fan of Founders, but I don't have to love everything they offer.

ummswimmin, Nov 05, 2011
Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
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