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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Devil DancerFounders Devil Dancer

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very good

4,306 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,306
Reviews: 1,360
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 294
Gots: 755 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-17-2004

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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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.

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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.

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3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap from a freshly opened keg (it was opened earlier in the evening on the day I had it) in a 10 oz glass.
Reddish orange color with a slight haze. There was almost no head whatsoever and decent carbonation.
Aroma upfront was predominantly sweet, fruity esters with hints of vanilla and butterscotch. As it warmed the hop aroma (citrus) started to come through.
There is just a slight hint of sweetness upfront which gets completely drowned by hop bitterness in the middle and ending with a finish that is sharp, pungent with a spicy kick.
The alcohol is masked very well, hard to tell the beer has 12% ABV. The warmth from the alcohol once I was half through the beer was the only way I could tell this had high ABV. Commendable job masking the alcohol so well.
This is definitely a sipper. The only downside for me was the pungent notes in the finish, which brought down an otherwise excellent brew.
Definitely worth a try.

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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 4,306 ratings.