Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company
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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
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
Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,605 ratings.