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Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

4,223 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 4,223
Reviews: 1,344
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 287
Gots: 717 | FT: 33
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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Chaosfiend, Nov 17, 2014
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2.9/5  rDev -25.6%

chrismattlin, Nov 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

While basically its is a barleywine at this date, it still has a massive malt backbone and the essential bittering hops which still proves the devil can still dance.

Bottled on 5/20/2014

TubaManJack, Nov 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

diehl07, Nov 15, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Fievel, Nov 14, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +10.3%

Dsg10, Nov 14, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -1.5%

jkoch7, Nov 14, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +4.6%

Merl77, Nov 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Trashcat, Nov 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

SteveD082791, Nov 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.67/5  rDev -5.9%

Svyturys30, Nov 12, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +1.3%

Appearance - 4.5/5
Deep amber color. Very little head, almost none. The color makes me excited to try

Smell - 3.5/5
Hops, piney, citrusy. Thick, almost bready smell. Hard to describe (there is a "weight" to the smell)

Taste - 3.5/5
Not nearly as hoppy as I thought this beer would be, given how much boasted the beer had about being a "Triple IPA". Took a deep sip to start, initial taste was orange/citrusy. Beer is very smooth. After drinking several sips, start to feel a small, minor "burning" sensation in the throat. The taste is good, but nothing special either. The main redeeming quality of this beer is it's smoothness

Mouthfeel - 4.3/5
Beer is very smooth. 12% ABV but you don't taste cause it's so smooth. The beer feels moderately thick in the mouth, but goes down smooth

Overall - 4/5
A good beer, but actually not that hoppy for an IPA. The nice color and great mouthfeel, combined with a decent taste are what make this brew a quality one.

Weighting: Appearance 15%, Smell 15%, Taste 35%, Mouthfeel 15%, Overall 20%

mchegash, Nov 10, 2014
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2.88/5  rDev -26.2%

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3.26/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 3.25

Founders Devil Dancer

Look 10/10
Smell 15/20
Taste 32/40
Feel 7/10
Drinkability 2/20

Overall 66/100

SUPER/MEGA bitter, I mean bruisingly over the top. Some may enjoy that. Founders is possibly my favorite brewery. It's just the style is so extreme and aggressive that I can't bring myself to enjoy it. The 'Look' however, is absolutely beautiful~

BrewUSA, Nov 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

RinZo, Nov 08, 2014
Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 4,223 ratings.