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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

4,223 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 4,223
Reviews: 1,344
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 287
Gots: 717 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

phishterrrrrrr88, Nov 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

Francesgarcia, Nov 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Sticky mess with little hop differentiation and aroma

pagriley, Nov 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

dannyfayy, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of infinitebruner
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

November 1, 2014

12 oz bottle, tulip

A – Dark red to mahogany, mild chill haze, looks somewhat viscous. Almost no head, a few pinkish-white bubbles sit on top.

S – Dark cherries and other dark fruit, some smooth alcohol warmth that makes the nose twitch. Mildly earthy hops with some grapefruit showing through.

T – Bitterness is loaded up front, definitely the most prominent flavor. Dark fruits are minor here, the grapefruit and a bit of pine and resin take hold. Malt sweetness is there, helping to balance everything else, but still leaning heavily toward hop bitterness.

M – Very thin due to the alcohol, and obviously very bitter from start to finish. Very low carbonation, just enough to get by.

O – Very much a hop bomb, and that was the intention. That said, it’s a bit thin and a bit unbalanced for my tastes. Good, but not great.

infinitebruner, Nov 07, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +0.5%

Dmbphoenix, Nov 07, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

jamesod, Nov 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

canonguy14, Nov 05, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +17.9%

kplooki, Nov 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

ridgeline23, Nov 04, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +16.9%

Olinnelson, Nov 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Jrp54, Nov 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

mikedellinger, Nov 03, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +9.7%

Gkruszewski, Nov 02, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +6.7%

Tridement, Nov 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Tricerahops, Nov 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

GoatMother, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of mmessmore
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

It has all the things I want from an IPA, without walking into that place where it leaves the mouth too dry to be refreshing.

It's not ridiculous like some IPAs have become. Bitterness is not the only aspect here. It has a wonderful complexity of flavor that makes every taste an experience.

mmessmore, Nov 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

OKFine, Nov 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

dvanhandel, Oct 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Ardeer, Oct 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

dannymo24, Oct 31, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +11.8%

treeslothguy, Oct 31, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

fenlop54, Oct 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Chief99, Oct 28, 2014
Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 4,223 ratings.