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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Devil DancerFounders Devil Dancer

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BA SCORE
88
very good

4,304 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,304
Reviews: 1,359
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 293
Gots: 753 | FT: 32
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-17-2004

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!
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on draft in snifter at Rustico Alexandria on 6/8/14

A-Pours with a small tan head that dissipates quickly, the beer is a very nice dark ruby color. Decent lacing

S-Aroma gives a malty sweetness, alcohol, cherry, orange citrus, a bit faint

T-A nice taste that gives a citrus, very strong malt backbone, strawberry, and caramel.

M-Has an average carbonation, bitter aftertaste, leaves mouth moist, medium mouthfeel

O-Overall I liked this TIPA, it was well balance of hops and malt. Very easy to drink for high ABV.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(11/10/2013, 4.68)
On tap at Dexter's, Madison. Incredible. Beautiful brown poor in a 6 oz. snifter with a finger of off white head. The aroma is surprisingly tame (maybe just too cold). As it warms, the bubblegum/juicy-fruit gum aroma gets enveloped by citrus and floral hop bitterness.

Triple IPA, yes, this drinks like an American style barley wine barley wine. Listed at 112 IBU, the caro-syrup sweetness pushes the complex hop bitterness to a higher plane of flavor sensation. Butter-caramel and plum/raisin in the backend. Very mild fruity alcohol on the breath.

Sticky. Wonderful.
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12 oz. bottle

Revisiting this, and happy to do so. I've actually never seen it in the stores before. And, even if its availability will be more common, at $20.99/4-pk., I probably won't be doing this often. Note: my original review was of the 2013 vintage, at 15% abv.

Also, I'm having this at 7:30pm, after a day-long outing at the Marquette Waterfront Festival. So my senses may not be 100% reliable, here.

I feel like my original review should stand, with just a few additions to make. Add ripe strawberry to the aroma. The hops, at least this time around, win the battle between bitter and sweet. I think I'll lower my flavor score a bit.

It's very, very good, but it's not as deserving of elite praise as I had thought.

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3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

300th beer

Bottled 5/20/14. Deep amber in color. Aroma is amazing. Predominately ripened pineapples and candied oranges mixed with some caramel and alcohol soaked hops. Taste is immediately astringent bitterness mixed with alcohol. A pungent hop flavor blend of pine and citrus make an appearance before a strong alcohol burn takes over again on the finish. A brown sugar sweetness is there to complement. Not a real pleasant drinking beer, but at the same time not bad. I feel like aging could help. Just a whole lot going on.. almost could call this a hot boozy mess. As flavorful of a beer as I've had in a while. Full bodied with lots of bitter and heat. A hop-head/booze lover's delight. Glad I got the four pack. Giving one away as a gift and the other 2 will probably be aged for a year+. I'd recommend to those who have never tried this beer.

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4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Amber colored body capped by a tan head. Not much lacing but above average head retention.
S: Booze, caramel and floral nose.
T: Big flavors of sweet malt, intense hop notes without being overly bitter considering it is 112 IBU's.
M: Nicely balanced brew that is smooth and equal parts malt, hops and big flavors.
O: A huge beer that delivers in all regards. Tasty and flavorful.

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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 4,304 ratings.