Founders Devil Dancer | Founders Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
5,048 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good
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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
Ratings:
5,048
Reviews:
1,486
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
13.23%
 
 
Wants:
342
Gots:
1,167
For Trade:
32
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of qchic
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

App: Single bottle ($5.99!) pours a very rosy amber with modest head.

Aroma: caramelly hop syrup. Sensing the 12%

Taste: boozy fruit punch, caramel, cherry cough drop, goes from sweet to bitter to fire breath.

Mo: gentle carb, noticeable alcohol warmth, body isn't overwhelming for 12%

Over: I knew this was a polarizing beer, and I was in the mood for a big beer (which I am no stranger to), so I kept an open mind. Glad I tried it, but I won't revisit this one again. I was surprised to just stumble upon it and I remember the guy at the shop talking about how good it was lol.

Value: horrible

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Fernans
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Interesting, expected something stronger. Not necessarily a bad thing. Robust without over powering hoppines. Malty start is as vibrant as some of the great imperial IPAs out there. Though enjoyable, I preferred the back woods bastard from founders. Cheers!

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of rawfish
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours rusty amber and red with a this line of beige bubbles. Not really enough here to count on any head retention and a few flecks of 'lace'.

Caramel notes out of the malt that is more of a corn syrup and alcohol mixture. Hops provide a dark tangerine and apricot tone with some apple juice mixing with the sugars.

Malt is way lighter here than on the nose, thank goodness, a nice bready quality with backing of caramel and molasses. Hops hit with dark orange citrus and an herbal backing, somewhat onion-y and gnarly that carries through the bitterness in the finish. Herbal and earthy in the aftertaste that compliments the bitterness.

Smooth carbonation, a sipper but not overly heavy handed. Solid over the palate and you can feel a nice viscosity allowing the hops to stick. Alcohol is present but well under what I feared.

A sipping DIPA with a crazy amount of malt and surprisingly enough hops to balance, though it doesn't particularly excel in that department. I was fearing the size of the beer but it is drinkable in its own way.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The color and smell of the beer is great. It has a nice caramel color and a sweet hoppy smell. At 12% the alcohol content is a little high for my liking, but its a nice beer to sip on for a lazy cool afternoon. To me this is more of a fall beer to drink at night.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 5,048 ratings.
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