Founders Devil Dancer | Founders Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
5,045 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:
5,045
Reviews:
1,485
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
13.23%
 
 
Wants:
343
Gots:
1,169
For Trade:
34
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,045 |  Reviews: 1,485
Photo of sunsjammer
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JoshHatfield
4.83/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz short bottle into tulip. Bottled on May 10th 2016.

L: Rich red orange color. Finger width head with excellent retention. Beautiful lacing.

S: Fresh citrus, pine notes and some herbal spiciness.

T: Strong alcoholic bite with hop bitterness that is almost chewy. Lots of orange zest and other citric notes, a hint of pine in the finish, quite unbalanced but at this point who cares?

F: Medium bodied with good carbonation. Lots of hoppy oils on the tongue but not too slick.

O: I think this would be better with a lower ABV but still a stellar brew from Founders.

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Photo of aronamerican
4.55/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Ahhhh, dancing with Mr. D., the quintessential master manipulator. Through guile and artifice you have the masses convinced you are nothing more than an ordinary triple IPA, but in reality you are a delicious barleywine. The jig is up.

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Photo of bob_d_j
3.45/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mpenske
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sour_Lord
3.4/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmorris15
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Pours a hazy copper/reddish hue.
S: Orange, grapefruit, pine, caramel, biscuit, roasted nuts. Something funky mixed in there but I can't place it.
T: Tons of flavor. Caramel sweetness mixed with citrusy hops. Booze is definitely there.
F: Thick, coats the tongue. Big booziness on the finish.
O: Monster of a beer. Good, but I'm not surprised that it was removed from the release calendar for 2017.

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Photo of Joshpu
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Timtac
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Darwin68
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Docksidebars
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bigdog3838
3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SayBoom
4.47/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of puck1225
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not something for everyday, but good for something different. Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Nice beige head and good lacing, rich copper color. Boozy smell and taste. Nuttiness and sweet caramel taste. Nice with cheese and crackers.

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Photo of beagleyx2
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fern22
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clager
2.9/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Beerdanza
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy copper color, with cream colored head that isn't big, but laces all day. Smells of flowers and citrus fruit with a pleasant burnt sugar background. One of the nicest smelling beers I've ever smelled. For a beer with such a bitter profile, the taste is wonderfully balanced. Each thick, creamy sip starts with a caramel sweetness at the top, which quickly sinks into bitter hops that leave you with a nice, hoppy aftertaste. For a 12% ABV brew, there's little hint of alcohol in the taste. A fairly complex and well-balanced beer, without any one aspect overpowering the others. Definitely premium and worth the price.

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Photo of cheefdaddy1
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BIGPOPPAS
3.49/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of akopczyk
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boone757
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jjwisenheimer
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 5,045 ratings.
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