Founders Devil Dancer | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Devil DancerFounders Devil Dancer
BA SCORE
74.9%
Liked This Beer
3.9 w/ 5,050 ratings
Founders Devil DancerFounders Devil Dancer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

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!

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-17-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,468
Reviews:
1,487
Ratings:
5,050
Liked:
3,784
Avg:
3.9/5
pDev:
13.33%
Alströms:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
342
Gots:
1,169
Trade:
32
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,050 |  Reviews: 1,487
Photo of Johnct
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of porters4life
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Khaack
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jldoyle89
4.52/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a light copper red and yields the same color body with a nice haziness. A half centimeter white head quickly fades leaving extremely little lacing. The smell has the malts up front combined with some caramel, hops provide a decent background. The taste is the same as the smell with some lemon coming in. The palate has a dry sticky finish and aftertaste, and has about a moderate amount of harshness. This is pretty drinkable. Overall, I like it, the alcohol is well hidden in the taste, smell and mouthfeel. I’d come back to this one.

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

Photo of duceswild
3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Btip1969
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kbrady10
4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured on tap. Pretty clear amber copper color with a modest light tan head. Plenty of grapefruit and orange on the nose, balanced with toasty malt. The taste was similar- bitter orange and citrus with some earthy notes. Not as malty as I expected given the huge ABV. Clean dry finish with a ringing bitterness.

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Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RMW66
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenBreeg
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ptarmigan98
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

I got this down at friar tucks in Savoy IL with my good friend and neighbor. The scent had hints of bitter citrus and molasses. The taste was bitter leaning with rich caramel malt fight. The mouthfeel is fuller in body with good carbonation. Overall it's ok.

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Photo of MizzouBrew
4.44/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Schlafly tulip. Pours a dark orange/almost brown, with a thick creamy tan head (similar to the look of Dirty Bastard). Beautiful lacing that sticks to the glass all the way down. This is meant for small sips - extremely hoppy (112 IBU's!) and somewhat sweet with very long lasting hop bitterness. Medium-Full bodied. Bought as a single at Randall's in Fairview Hgts, IL for $3.49 (seen elsewhere for $15-20 per four).

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Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Review taken from 2014 I forgot to put on my BA page. Big and boozy ipa. I can see why they label it triple ipa though it reminds me of a massive and heavy textured American barleywine. This is one imperial ipa you can age and it's magnificent from some cellar time. Aging mellows the big alcohol bite and the booziness benefits from age as it layers itself very well after about a year. But hey, I'm no beer expert, but I do consider this world class after it does some time in my cellar.

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Photo of Jlabs
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mothmanscott
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy deep amber/brown producing 2+ fingers of moderately lasting, creamy but variously bubbled, chunky, moderately lasting, beige head that leaves nice sticky webs of lace. Aroma is thick caramel, brown sugar, light vanilla, floral, pine resin & citrus hops swimming in alcohol booze. Taste is burnt caramel malt sweetness well balanced with cedar, pine & citrus hops up front with hops dominating by mid-sip, becoming full throttle by the finish & delightfully bitter in the aftertaste. Starts predominantly sweet before turning hoppy, finishing dry, extremely hoppy & bitter. Alcohol prominent throughout & expressed as warmth, bitterness & spice. Mouthfeel is heavy bodied with low-medium carbonation, oily & syrupy, mouth coating, gritty on the tongue & slightly astringent in the aftertaste.

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Photo of Nolster
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timc32
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwilcox767
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - nice cloudy amber color as expected
S - citrus, pine, the usual
T - tons of flavor but the booziness seems out of place. Maybe I'm just being picky, or maybe it was an imperfect batch. I know it takes a lot to perfect a monster like this.
M - great carbonation, but still manages to be a little syrupy.
O - buy it again, still one of my all time favorites, maybe not for $5 though

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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 74.9% out of 100 with 5,050 ratings
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