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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,605 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,605
Reviews: 1,302
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.07%
Wants: 265
Gots: 563 | FT: 24
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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Andrewhauck

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-04-2014 19:25:37 | More by Andrewhauck
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Modernrickk

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-04-2014 17:55:01 | More by Modernrickk
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Stillmakingnoise

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-04-2014 15:54:19 | More by Stillmakingnoise
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StHopNick

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

07-04-2014 06:43:36 | More by StHopNick
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kk73

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-04-2014 06:37:15 | More by kk73
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einman

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-04-2014 04:03:38 | More by einman
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joegard

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-04-2014 00:48:46 | More by joegard
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sandmaker

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-04-2014 00:23:55 | More by sandmaker
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FriedSlug

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-04-2014 00:16:42 | More by FriedSlug
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jcillian

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

07-03-2014 23:30:18 | More by jcillian
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joshshepperd


3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-03-2014 23:12:07 | More by joshshepperd
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blameo

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

07-03-2014 23:09:57 | More by blameo
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stephens101

Oklahoma

3.39/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A triple IPA? Sure, I'll bite.

Has a fizzy, tan head that just isn't into it. Color is dark brown. Has a deep caramel and subtle piny hop aroma. Tastes like a slab of caramel candy has been melted and poured into your mouth, followed by more caramel mixed with hops, then some grain, persimmon, and a little spice in the distance. A sweet and hot mess that isn't bad for what it is, but living proof there can be too much of a good thing.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 20:34:54 | More by stephens101
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Wadsworth

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-03-2014 20:08:54 | More by Wadsworth
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allenm8

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

07-03-2014 19:17:21 | More by allenm8
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Trent

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

07-03-2014 16:23:11 | More by Trent
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nleaders

Arizona

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-03-2014 09:26:44 | More by nleaders
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1000lbgrizzly

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Milky deep amber body, schools of bubbles waft to the surface. A decent velvety head forms, stays a while, and eventually recedes to a thin spotty head. Too dark for a 'pale' ale.

S: Highly hopped, no doubt, and I'm glad (but a little disappointed) that they are restrained enough to not singe my nose hairs.

T: Much to my surprise, the most prominent flavor is a warm, sweet, toffee malt. Hops hide behind this initial wave and provide some acidity/crispness, a weak amount of their pine and citrus potential. This beer isn't very balanced; it is actually a pretty malty beer! Still, no hint of the 12% in here, so kudos for that.

M: Again, a warming, smooth feel, not like an (triple) IPA should be. The 112 IBU's are the mildest IBU's I've ever felt, thanks to the malt body. The hops do provide a refreshing feel from under their blanket of malt.

O: I apologize if the brewers responsible for this actually read this review, but... what happened here? The label looks like a Metallica cover (not one of the good ones), the triple-quantity hops are muffled by malt, and I get outright sweetness here and there. I like the flavor and would gladly drink another, but this is so far from the intended style that I'm kind of chuckling about it. Again, I love the completely unassuming 12%, you deserve a standing ovation for that, but next time could I get some hops with my malt?

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 05:22:20 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
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HopSavant

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-03-2014 05:14:40 | More by HopSavant
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Ncpogs

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-03-2014 04:31:35 | More by Ncpogs
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benloho

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

07-03-2014 03:19:37 | More by benloho
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Rschimmell

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-03-2014 02:08:59 | More by Rschimmell
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Punchy_Munchie

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-03-2014 01:50:03 | More by Punchy_Munchie
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tmclain

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-03-2014 01:46:28 | More by tmclain
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daron7

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

07-03-2014 01:33:36 | More by daron7
Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,605 ratings.