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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,602 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,602
Reviews: 1,302
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.07%
Wants: 265
Gots: 561 | 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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Ratings: 3,602 | Reviews: 1,302 | Display Reviews Only:
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MPPHISH

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

07-18-2013 20:35:01 | More by MPPHISH
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ohtheguilt

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-18-2013 15:33:00 | More by ohtheguilt
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nootch23

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-18-2013 14:18:17 | More by nootch23
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gtermi

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

07-18-2013 02:07:14 | More by gtermi
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fishmich

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

07-17-2013 20:46:16 | More by fishmich
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Fargrow

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-17-2013 20:00:22 | More by Fargrow
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Beer_Slayer

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-17-2013 16:56:47 | More by Beer_Slayer
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

07-17-2013 06:39:31 | More by bmjivi221
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abex44

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-17-2013 02:38:10 | More by abex44
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DarthKostrizer

California

2.25/5  rDev -42.5%

07-17-2013 02:27:19 | More by DarthKostrizer
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pinnser

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

07-17-2013 01:57:01 | More by pinnser
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

07-16-2013 22:02:19 | More by Mattyb79
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dcloeren

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-16-2013 18:46:22 | More by dcloeren
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Holmes698

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.3%

07-16-2013 17:17:35 | More by Holmes698
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cjs61679

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

07-16-2013 12:36:50 | More by cjs61679
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -42.5%

07-16-2013 12:15:02 | More by ShanePB
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jplopez21

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-16-2013 03:44:21 | More by jplopez21
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ZRBE

Oregon

3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Stoked to be able to try this, thanks Max! Darker color for an IPA, but looks great. Good lacing, small head. Nose is floral but hints at the malt presence to come. And malt there is, malt for days. Reminds me of double jack, if double jack had about twice the amount of heat and four times as much hop presence. This beer definitely builds as you go, and I'm not certain if that's a good thing or a bad thing. I'm on the fence with this one. Good, but needs a bit of work. I don't think I can categorize this like I would other triple IPA's that I've had like younger or notorious because of the huge caramel malt body which overshadows the hop action, but I like it just the same.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 03:08:54 | More by ZRBE
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a rich, vibrant, dark caramel coloring with a thin, frothy, off-white head that starts as a low profile coat and settles into a ring on the surface. Aromas are robust, and very rich in caramel malts, smoky and roasted. Tropical fruit sweetness blends with a spiced and bitter hops character, giving an overall tangy, rich nose. Flavors are bold and robust. Holy shit, this one's got some body. Wow, this is a rich, smooth, thick brew in mouth. Roasted caramel backbone, with a blast of pepper and resiny hops, with a bitterness that is relentless, and builds as you drink. Pine pitch throughout, along with mango, pineapple, and grapefruit sweetness. The malt profile is profound, and continues to pack a punch with every sip. The spices build as you drink, and combined with the ABV, you are left with a nice warmth. Tangy, rich sweetness and spiced, resiny bitterness in the aftertaste. This beer stays with you long after each sip, and it is a sipper. This beer is a beast, and leans a bit towards the malt-bomb side, but with some very clear bitterness and heat.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 02:47:51 | More by GarthDanielson
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bbadger

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

07-16-2013 02:29:06 | More by bbadger
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Syracuse12

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

07-16-2013 01:14:27 | More by Syracuse12
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Markito

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

07-16-2013 01:04:15 | More by Markito
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uturn

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-15-2013 22:52:11 | More by uturn
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tswater

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-15-2013 20:25:09 | More by tswater
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Techichi

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.3%

07-15-2013 19:37:06 | More by Techichi
Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,602 ratings.