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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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4,276 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,276
Reviews: 1,349
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 291
Gots: 732 | FT: 31
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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 jbphoto88
4.83/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fired brick red with a slow to form pitiful head. A thimble full of off white spit is all I get before it fades back into the opaque liquid. The higher ABV and the screw cap is where I'll blame the lack of show.

The smell is almost all bitter awesome hops. They dominate the aroma but not completely as a subtle caramelized grain mixed with vodka fight through. I can't wait to taste this beer based on the nose.

The taste doesn't disappoint. The first sip crushes your tongue with 112 IBU's and doesn't let up from there. As the enamel is stripped from my teeth, thick sweet malts that range from a caramel syrup to rum cake flood my palate and assault the nerves. Awesomeness. This beer has giant flavors and they compliment each other magically. This beer is like a fine crafted automobile where it has all the same parts of a regular car but the difference is clearly evident in the performance and quality.

High marks again for the mouthfeel. Devil Dancer has more thickness then some RIS I've had. DD is past the full bodied stage and has moved into chewy beer granola bar status. I've found that exceptional beers like this one are harder for me to review because my mind goes in so many different directions at once. It's difficult to find the words to describe such a bold feel, amazingly good aroma and a taste that is one of the best I've ever had, especially when they come at you all at once. An amazing beer.

Photo of glid02
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Bruisin Ales in Asheville, NC.

Pours a clear copper color with a one-finger off-white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving thick lacing.

Smells of pine, citrus, and floral hops with caramel malt aromas lurking in the background.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Caramel malt flavors up front are joined shortly by hop flavors - mostly pine but also with good amounts of citrus. Ending is solidly bitter.

Mouthfeel is very good. It has a great thickness with soft carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I had no problem finishing the bottle and could have a few more.

Overall this was a solid DIPA (or triple IPA) but it just didn't taste as crisp as I'd hoped. Still, it's well worth a shot.

Photo of scifan
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice ruby amber color with a small wispy head. It's slightly hazy and the head fades rather quickly into a ring around the glass.
Smells of sweet citrus fruit, oranges, lemon, and mangoes come to mind. There's also piney aroma coming through as well. Lovely sweet malty aromas shine through to balance.
I can tell the malts are there but this beer is all about the hops. Lovely citrusy hops hit my tongue with brutal force. Then some slightly sweet malts shine for just a second then a nice piney bitterness washes it all away. This is one huge beer,and its a palate raper. The other night I had one and then drank a Ruination and the Ruination could not hold up at all. This is one uber hoppy beer.

Photo of ThatWineGuy
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at Merchants in Dearborn, MI, recently. Dark orange / amber / red on the pour with very hazy composition, literally opaque. Sandy head on the pour dispersed quickly leaving a film and a ring. No visible carbonation. Under a bright light, still opaque but a few slow moving bubble strands are discernible. Smell is bitter and hoppy, grapefruit nose. Taste is very bitter, hops, sour, a bit of alcohol heat but not much considering the ABV. Medium body and very smooth mouthfeel, velvet texture, substantial with a syrupy caramel sweetness and malt presence. Aftertaste a bit earthy, heavy, sour to begin with. Allowed to warm and the haziness has cleared up so that I can now see the shape of my fingers holding the glass; now the sweeter malt and caramel is more predominant and the aftertaste is more even and smooth, but still reminds one of a fine liqueur.

In evaluating this beer, regard must be had for the high ABV and IBUs, it drinks very well considering for the 12 per cent stated on the bottle. Enjoyable if one can sip and savour, not recommended as a sessional. Overall, another well done project from Founders but nothing I would rush out to buy more of necessarily; this beer resembles a barley wine in some respects. Any true beer lover should make an effort to taste one of these but I'm not sure I would stock my fridge with it, this style separates the men from the boys (and the women from the girls).

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured in snifter. A hazed orange in color, just a bit of lace on the glass.

Smells incredibly fruity and floral. Inviting to say the least. A whiff of alcohol as well.

Tastes of malt sweetness, lending tangy cherry/peach tones to the very mild (surprisingly) hop bite. The hops are citrusy and add a sharp zesty flavor to the brew. Piney and resinous at times, as it warms more of the sweet fruit tones pull through.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth going down, with a nice residual burn at the end due to the strength of this beer.

Very drinkable, and very tasty. A kickass beer overall and one was not really enough. Reccommended.

Photo of RockerD
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

This Triple (are we going to make a new category for this) IPA pours a beautiful ruby grapefruit color. Very clear and by all appearances it says "refreshing!" I thought it had a nice off-white creamy looking head. It slowly faded to just a rimmer... whatever that is.

The scents reveals a beautiful peach to mango aroma then slop some pine tar on there. Some bread, pine nuts and a nice burn of hard liquor. I think I singed a nose hair... oh there goes my sense of smell.

This beer almost comes off with a burnt flavor right away. I'm taking it to be the extreme dose of humulus blowing my tongue into oblivion. A little cherry flavored robutussin does a good nights sleep here. I also tasted some sugared nuts (no not like that silly). LOVE HOPS! Don't know if I'm in love with this hop-monster. Pliney and Dreadnaught do it better for my dollar. It's a fun night... I'd even come back for more sweety.

I do love the way this created "fizzles for shizzles" in my mouth. It scratches all the right places on my tongue. It does however lack the ease of drinking. It's tough like an ignorant pro athlete shooting his foot in a strip club.

Cheers! BTW- Thank you Rasolante1 for hooking me up.

Photo of Bung
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. My bottle said 12% abv. Fairly bright orange pour, minimal white head. Aroma is heavily piney hops, small hints of malt, fruitcake, resin. Fairly viscous. There is a sweet malt backbone, but definetely a tongue biter. Not a ton of citrus,with some carmelized sugar. A pleasant tobacco/tea/herbal bitterness lingers a while, clean finish. Rides the fine line of being overly bitter. I thought this might be a bit much after mowing the lawn, but was quite pleasant, though a sipper. Worth trying, as are most of Founder's Ales.

Photo of BigMike
4.88/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From a 12oz bottle into a Duvel Tulip

Pours a glowing orange with some reddish accents. A thick two finger head tops it off.

Smell is magnificent. Ripe pineapple, citrus, mainly grapefruits and orange. Tons of fresh hop aroma and the slightest amount of caramel malt smell.

The flavor is everything i expected from a Triple IPA from founders. WOW! This is one helluva BIG BEER! One of the best malt flavors i have ever had. Caramel, molasses, maple brown sugar syrup. Tons of hoppy bitterness. Pineapple, and grapefruit. Perfectly balanced in my opinion.

Mouthfeel is big and thick and rich. A delight on the tastebuds. Just enough carbonation.

No doubt about it. This one is a sipper. 12-13% abv is noticeable although they make a strong attempt at hiding it.

Founders is undoubtedly one of the best breweries in the country. They consistently produce world class beers.

Photo of Sean9689
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a mirky reddish-rust color. An aggressive pour yields a little less then one fingers worth of white head with some lacing. The head settles down quickly, leaving a white ring around the tulip with some bubbles here and there on the top of the beer.

S - Sweet malt and lots of hoppy notes right off the bat. Some tangerine, orange peel, and mango notes really stick out to me here. The bitterness and sweetness combines together well.

T - Tons of bitterness which stays on the palate for quite some time. A nice smoky/malty finish, but the bitterness still hangs around the entire time. Wow, this beer is gonna destroy my palate!

M - Medium bodied, lightly carbonated, oily finish. All fits the beer very nicely.

D - For the style, not as easy to drink as others I've had. However, this is a good beer, but not mind-blowing. It's also not cheap, at $18 per 4-pack. Overall, good and will drink again.

Photo of CHSLBrew
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter. Enjoyed while reading Frankenstein on the porch after work.

A-Poured with pretty much bare-minimum head, even with a vigorous pour. I'm sure this is symptomatic of the high ABV. Still, what bubbles did rise sustained as a solid, slowly-reducing collar. The color of the beer was bright orange-copper, slightly hazed.

S-Stinks of citrus and resin, with a discernable, but smooth, alcohol. Some almost fruity character shines through a little bit.

T-Resingy, herbal hops, HUGE bitterness across from a sweet toffee malt base. The predominant resinous hop held strong as signs of malt continued to try to break through, but with little success. Alcohol flavor is prominent, but surprisingly un-harsh.

M-Viscous, slippery-full body, thick and almost syrupy at times, with a small, low carbonation that does little to lighten it up. Immediate warmth is evident from this 12% ABV brew.

D-An occasional bottle would ve welcome, if it were not quite so expensive. Overall, I thought it seemed to lack the complexity and definition that typically lends to strong marks in drinkability.

Photo of abar22
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz in DFH Signature Glass

Hurried Cliff's notes version...

A- Dark shade of red, 1F head that settled into a thin cap, spotted lacing
S- Hops: Orange peel, grapefruit. Slight sting of alcohol in a deep breath
T- Alcohol present at first, grapefruity hops and orange in the body, grassy, bitter, and alcoholic in the finish.
M- The after taste continues with the grassy/alcohol bite. Lite carbonation and smooth mouthfeel.
D- Very tasty and as drinkable as the style gets from what I've had.

Photo of asabreed
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle into a Brooklyn tulip split between four friends on my balcony. One of the "Last Hurrah" bottles of the night, as my wife and I are moving to New York in exactly one week from Virginia.

Appearance: Mildly hazy copper amber color, with soapy white dishsoap-esque head, and decent sticking lace and retention around the sides of the glass around the body.

Smell: Spiny, leafy hops, and bright peach and ripe juicy grapefruit. Amazingly rich and effervescent. Almost reminds me a bit of the peach that makes itself known, from what I remember, in the Oaked Arrogant Bastard, which something I never was able to pick out before. Huge sharp citrus profile, and just awesome to keep going back to.

Taste: Hugely visceral full sweet and bitter malt backbone with grapefruit, peach, apple, and sharply concentrated bitter hops. For the alcohol levels, the balance here is pretty awesome. I've had conversations about the line drawn, and maybe collapsing these days, between DIPAs and Barley Wines. This is one that clearly is a DIPA -- if not one of the best TIPAs -- and it should be one of the staples for handling so much, with so much alcohol, and yet remaining extremely complex and effervescent and balanced.

Mouthfeel: Rich and obviously fairly big, and could use maybe a bit more carbonation, but as it stands with the carbonation levels, it does what it needs to do to not make it too sweet or cloying.

Drinkability: Wild and wooly, this one I could see many people enjoying. The alcohol does not make itself known, somehow, with the estery balance of the malt and the rich assault of the hops. A true TIPA, one that I'll go back to if I can ever find it again. Another winner from Founders.

Photo of 1santore
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first tripple IPA. Poured from a bottle into pint glass. It pours a nice cloudy copper color and off white head. The head disapated quickly but did leave some lacing. The smell was mild with a hint of citrus. The mothfeel was a great combination of smooth, thick and oily. Over all I was impressed with this beer.
The only thing that I didn't like was that the bottle was a twist top.

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy ruby color with a small dirty white good carbonation. Nose is orange peel, caramel, floral, pine and rather dry. Tastes is grapefruit, orange peel, floral and other various fruits.Lots of caramel malt help it to stay as balanced as possible. The big hop presence is not there up front but through the middle it is. Not much of a hop bite tome at all. You can tell this is a big beer just on the thickness of the pour alone. Well done.

Photo of kels
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Today was one of those days, so what better than to end it with a lovely 13% TIPA from Founders?

Appearance: Pours into my pint glass a lovely, somewhat cloudy orangey brown shade - burnished. A 1/2 finger creamy off white head with large watery bubbles fades immediately to a barely detectable skim. Slippery washes of skim slide up the glass with each drink and then sink back into the liquid.

Smell: The nose is naturally predominantly hops. The aromas of pine and citrus rind come through, and a salty note that I've gotten out of other IPAs is also present. There's a light, dry, toasty malt presence that creeps out from the massive hops.

Taste/Mouthfeel: For at 13% beer, the alcohol is amazingly subtle. Don't get me wrong - it's there. I feel it warming my cheeks after only a few sips, and it presents mostly as a hot vapor in the aftertaste. The flavors are are surprisingly well-balanced for the style. The hops are sticky and piney and salty. They finish with the dry bitterness of citrus rind. The malts are there, too, with a barely sweet, very syrupy caramel presence. There's some serious toastiness of the grain with some bits of burnt flavor. Feel is moderate with some light carbonation. Loads of stickiness is leftover on my lips and tongue.

Drinkability: Moderate at best, but could definitely be higher if I weren't paying attention to the ABV.

Photo of Goldopelgt
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a coppery amber color with a thick off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving some slight lacing on the glass...

S- Hops, hops, and more hops...which is to be expected, but what isn't is the underlying maltiness and sweetness that stand up well to 10 varieties of hops used in this brew...

T- As it smells...hops are definitely there, but to be honest, this brew is much sweeter and much more balanced (if thats even possible with a Triple IPA...) than I was expecting...nice maltiness and even some caramel notes as it warms...

M- Thick and oily, coats the mouth and numbs the tastebuds...very bitter, and alcohol hidden surprisingly well...

D- Another damn good offering from Founders...as a hop head, this wasn't as over the top and in your face as I was hoping for (I mean, c'mon it is a Triple IPA), but that doesn't mean I won't be getting this one again...

Photo of BeerTrick
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12% batch that made it to Ohio this year. Poured rather aggressively into a stemless white wine glass.

Dense, half inch, off-white head dissipates rather quickly. Thin ring remains. A very nice ruby-tinted amber in color. Maybe a tinge of brown as well?

Wonderful hop aroma, with very light citrus notes. Smells like hops mixed with a little hint of malty sweetness.

I feel like I'm missing something in this. The taste is very well developed, but I feel like the up front hop flavor is lacking. Definitely there from the middle of the taste to the finish, but not there initially. The first impression from this beer is a malty smoothness that translates into the body as well. This is a big beer, but where are the 112 IBUs the neck label proclaims? Feeds into my belief that IBUs are not always an accurate measure of bitterness. Back to the beer...a warmth exists that I enjoy, and for the alcohol content, while it is somewhat noticeable, it exists in a very enjoyable state. I could certainly have more than one of these.

Overall, a well made beer, but just a little lacking.

Photo of cvaypai
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to flute.

Appearance - Amber red, lots of brown. See through. 1 finger head that receded quickly and left no lacing.

Smell - This one has a hell of a nose. Tons of resiny citrus pine hops coming through. All kinds of hop varieties being smelled. Very nice fruity finish to the scent and cannot detect an ounce of alcohol.

Taste - Very fruity up front, bits of pear and apple, chased by tons of hop finish, just like it smells, pine, tangerine, orange and honey. Really really tasty, no alcohol detected. Really nice bitter bite to it.

Mouthfeel - Feels heavy and syrupy but its too be expected for a beer of its stature.

Drinkability - Decent for its abv but one a night will do it for me, this is a beer to savor.

Really great offering from Founders.

Photo of saintwarrick
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice orangey amber with a foamy and thick white head. Aroma is thick and sweet. Pine and grapefruit are thick, like a nose full of fresh-picked hops. Taste is heavy and sweet, starting with a slightly-sweet honey-like taste followed by a strong bitterness of hop oils and citric flavors.

It's a huge beer, but it doesn't overwhelm or get to cloying. It also manages to hide the alcohol pretty well in the taste, although it will come back to get you eventually. A very good DIPA, but a bit too pricey for me.

Photo of BirdFlu
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amazing, beautiful ruby red amber. Thing white head over a red body. Quite awesome. The type of coloring you only see in fruit beers. Smells incredibly hoppy and very sweet. Sort of like an American barleywine. The alcohol is certainly present as well. quite fresh smelling, also. Taste is mainly hoppy with a very sweet backbone. Not as crazy or such as I was expecting, but very good. Has a lot of booziness in the flavor. Mouth is very full-bodied and pretty much just great. Good level of carbonation. Drinks quite well, especially for the high abv. Drinks very easily for how high the abv is. Certainly delicious, a bit pricey though (I had to pay $20 for the 4-pack) so I don't know if I would pay so much to try it again and this is why I gave it only a 3.5 for abv.

Photo of deereless
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A pencil's thickness of heavy foam which quickly dissipated, deep orange to ruby red color, some signs of sticky foam along the edge of the glass - 4.25, S: Solid hop bomb on the nose, alcohol is upfront and aggressive, somewhat piney and medicinal, some peach concentrate and sweet caramel malts - 4.50, T: I swear the first sip took off the epidermis from the inside of my mouth - tongue shredding hop bite which is equally matched with a gooey, sweet maltiness, lots of pine and grapefruit zest, rum soaked bundt cake with a lemon frosting, some raisins and prunes possibly - 4.25, M: Thick and heavy - 4.00, D: A great sipper for the end of a long day, seems appropriate in a brandy snifter, let this beer warm and the flavors truly come out - 4.00

Photo of Soneast
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a copper/reddish color with a two-finger thick, cream colored head that creates a sudsy mat on the beer, with great retention.

I could smell the hops long before I held the glass to my nose. In fact my kitchen was more or less flooded with hop aroma. Talk about DANK. Piney and citrus notes predominate followed by some great malt character, sweet and caramel.

Flavor: Hopsplosion. I'm glad I saved this beer for last tonight, because I think my palate is gonna be ruined for a week. Pure hop goodness. A huge mouthful of hop flavors assault the taste buds, mostly pine and a very crisp spicy note, but the malt character that is needed to tame the amazing hopped up monster is right up there as well, lots of dark caramels and sweet sugars. Despite the barely perceptible sweetness the hops flavors and bitterness absolutely overwhelm everything else. This is like a journey into the magical kingdom of hoppy goodness...AND I LOVE IT!

Thick, viscous, sugary, chewy, all describe the body on this beer. Quite an adventure, but I had fun through the whole thing. This is a beer that you need to sit down and sip on for a good while, which is fine, since it's overall character improves as it warms and it really loses that harsh initial bitterness once it reaches room temp. An amazing beer, that I hope to enjoy again!

Photo of patmcd
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was really excited when I found out this was going to be available in NJ, and even more excited when I got my hands on two bottles. I just had the feeling that this beer just wouldn't make it here any time soon. I kept it in the fridge to chill a bit, and opened at about 50 degrees and it warmed up as I was drinking.

I didn't even know Triple IPAs 'really' existed, but this is some damn bold American ass-kickin' ingenuity.

Pours an absolutely gorgeous deep ruby red, whose semi-opaque color dances and enhances in the light yielding some additional blood-orange hues . I was expecting a large, big fluffy head, however that wasn't the case. It was an eggshell white color, about 2 fingers thick and robust, which slowly dissipated and left some moderate lacing. The pour was as still as a morning, mountain like with carbonation not very evident.

As I eagerly cracked open the bottle, the nose was evident, which is always a great sign for me--because I swear I have the world's worst sense of smell. Big, bold hops were immediately evident, with a bit of light citrus and/or lemon-grass. The alcohol tinge in the nose alone foreshadowed that I'd be in for a after-dinner liqour-esque tasting.

Bam! I was slapped in the face with hops, but I loved it and it each sip led to more and more flavors being evident. I picked up a distinct grapefruit flavor, with hints of hoppy-pine. But all this was built on a massive foundation of oily, but sweet malts, which flirted with flavors of sweet caramel and even some smoky burnt brown sugar. None of the flavors overwhelm the other, and the balance is perfect and each minuet flavor is on fully display.

The beer is certainly a mouthful, but on a humid, hot summer day, the hop crispness was greatly appreciated and was incredibly drinkable for being a massive 12% ABV.

This has become my favorite IPA/DIPA/TIPA or whatever you want to call it. I am going to seek out more bottles immediately.

Photo of argock
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a clear glass snifter. Bottled on 6/19/09 on neck. Single purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $5.30.

A: Burnt amber-orange with a thin cap of off-white head with some retention but no lacing.

S: Glorious aromas of tropical fruit, floral notes, hop resin, spice, and leafy tobacco all pop out with a strong pale and caramel malt background aroma as well. Exceptional in every way. The alcohol is not readily detectable although some nostril singing is apparent.

T: The flavor doesn't quite deliver on the huge promise the aroma presents, but it is still good with surprisingly robust pale and caramel malt flavors providing backdrop for leafy, floral, spicy, fruity, and resinous hops flavors. They are all there, but the spice of the alcohol unfortunately blunts rather than accentuates the brews flavor.

M: This is a supreme "feel" beer with low carbonation and one of the greatest coating DIPA feels of them all. Aftertaste is reasonably balanced but still bitter as hell from all of the hop oils and resins.

D: A very good beer, but still give me Hop Slam, Hercules, or Hop Wallop any day. Has its strong and weak points but is well-crafted in any event except for the big alcohol punch which detracts rather than enhances the overall character of this brew.

Photo of Jmoore50
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this from a best friend that shipped it back from his vacation.

The appearance is an amber to brighter red. This is actually the color of a red ale. It pours a one finger head with a crisp carbonation.

The smell is of a sweet sweet alcohol and bitter hops. Also some honey and citrus.

The taste is good, but the alcohol presence is clear. It tastes more like a strong ale, something along the lines of a Arrogant Bastard. It is good, a real oily mouthfeel. Hop flavors abound, really nice, also a warm cinnamon flavor as well.

The drinkabilty is good. You can taste the alcohol once it warms up, but really nothing spectacular stands out. The nice aspect to the brew, as stated earlier, is the oil that coats the mouth when a taste is taken. Overall a good beer, nothing outstanding, but worth trying.


Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 4,276 ratings.