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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Devil DancerFounders Devil Dancer

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very good

4,304 Ratings

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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.
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.