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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

4,217 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 4,217
Reviews: 1,344
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 286
Gots: 715 | 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!

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-17-2004)
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Photo of kevgod
5/5  rDev +28.2%

kevgod, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

PaBeerLover, Dec 01, 2011
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

BeerThursdays, Dec 01, 2011
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

pocwolf, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of Hogie2005
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured hazy orange with a good foam stand.

S: Deep caramel malt aroma with strong resiny, piny hop aroma and touch of floral and citrus hop notes.

T: Super bitter with strong malt backbone. Alcohol level is well hidden. Balance toward hops

M: Thick, creamy, and chewy. Well carbonated.

O: A very strong IPA with strong hop bitterness and aroma. Rich malt backbone adds nice balance and complexity to this huge IPA. Hop bitterness dominates all other flavors

Hogie2005, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

gratefulbeerhead, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

wibrewer, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

morningthief, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Lewbacca, Nov 30, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

FalconA, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

SteelCityHops89, Nov 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

forummember, Nov 29, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

dantezeull, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

dlepeau, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

drichert, Nov 28, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

spkissane, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of deadonhisfeet
2.85/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Beautiful amber gold color. Clear, with a bit of sediment in the bottom of the bottle. The beer has a nice head. The nose is a strong IPA nose of citrus, pine, and straw.

I wanted to like this beer very much, but I didn't. I found it very dry and hoppy, but I definitely detected the alcohol. Perhaps it's just me, but I think it detracts from the flavor of the beer. My palate calculates thus: hops + alcohol = mediciney. Then again, I've never been a huge fan of barleywines, so other people may really flip over this combo.

deadonhisfeet, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

JAHMUR, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Lozanoa11, Nov 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

girllovesbier, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

smogfood, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of lovindahops
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

So excited to try this on tap.... J ryans has the connections

A- hazy orange with a literal glow. Parallels could be drawn to the red sky at night foreshadowing an onslaught. No head, but that's ok

S- a grainy scent of herbal spices and some citric fruit presence. This is a unique smell.... Clearly tied to the hoppiness

T- wow! A nuculear concoction of spicy herbal features that compile with an amped up caramel malt feature. The caramel flavors are an absolute beast. This may be the spiciest ipa I have ever had

M- flavor circulates and enrobes the mouth. It's intense and coating

O- devil dancer... You walk the walk! This is intense as it gets with dry hopping.

lovindahops, Nov 26, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

deapokid, Nov 25, 2011
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

zachary80, Nov 24, 2011
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

jenray, Nov 24, 2011
Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 4,217 ratings.