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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

4,058 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,058
Reviews: 1,334
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 280
Gots: 693 | FT: 33
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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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

GMan, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

KeyWestGator, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Poured a rich, semi-cloudy amber body with no head, but a thin ring of off-white lace. Quite nice looking, like a good Barleywine. Scents of rich, sweet malt with notes of caramel, brown sugar and molasses, strong fruity esters reminiscent of overripe stone fruit, moderate-high scents of alcohol, and an underlying hop aroma with notes of pine, indeterminate citrus and faint tropical fruit. Overall impression is of an aroma that is far more weighed towards the malty sweet and boozy end of the scale than the hop side. It reminds one of a strong English Barleywine. Quite pleasant. Flavor begins strongly sweet with notes of caramel, overripe fruit and a bit of alcohol balanced by faint hop bitterness. This moves into a still sweet middle with notes of caramel, rum-soaked fruit, medium levels of bitter hops and alcohol. Finish is still sweet, with notes of caramel, brown sugar, rum-soaked fruit, a bit of indeterminate citrus peel and flesh, alcohol and a still medium level of bitter hops. Aftertaste is semi-dry with notes of bitter, piney hops, dried apricot, toasted malt and alcohol warmth. Overall impression is of a rich, malty profile, balanced by alcohol warmth and a nice level of hops that shine on the aftertaste. Very much a Barleywine is impression and quite the good one. Mouthfeel is full bodied, with moderate-low carbonation and a sticky, chewy mouthfeel with a slight alcohol warmth. Overall impression is of a classic Barleywine mouthfeel that is warming and pleasant. Overall this is a nice Barleywine. It shines in aroma and flavor, and is aided by its mouthfeel. It hits the style quite well and trends more towards the malty sweet variety. Hops and alcohol keep it from becoming cloying, which helps the overall impression of the beer. Quite nice and highly recommended.

Auraan, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

So excited I was able to finally get my hands on this.

Pours a dark ruby with a shred of light coming through. Translucent, but dark. Half a finger of white head.

Nose has booze, some bourbon characteristics, sweet malts. Very slight hop aroma consisting of pineapple and citrus.

Big strong and boozy. Very sweet, like a barleywine. A bit of hop presence, though not enough to call it an IPA I’m afraid, dry pineapple and citrusy hops. Warming sweet finish. Reminds me of Dogfish 120. Good but more of a barleywine than an IPA.

Slick and frothy for such a big beer. A bit of boozy warming and a sweet finish in the throat.

This is really good. Reminds me of a lesser DFH 120. Not really for hopheads, more for big beer fanatics, either way it’s good.

PeterParker, Sep 05, 2014
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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 4,058 ratings.