Founders Devil Dancer | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Devil DancerFounders Devil Dancer
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Founders Devil DancerFounders Devil Dancer

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Copper body with a thin white head that fades quickly. Little lacing on the glass.

S - Mostly sweet malts and alcohol with a bit of pine. The malts are just too strong for the hops to come through for too long.

T - Malts followed by some bitter, herbal flavors in the middle and hops on the finish. The alcohol is fairly well hidden, but the hops are not what I expected. I wish it had just a bit more hops to balance the strong malt backbone, but it's still pretty interesting.

M - Syrupy with moderate carbonation.

O - The nose is underwhelming, but the taste is pretty nice. There are some underlying notes I like that I wish were accentuated a bit more, but the alcohol and malts are overwhelming. However, I really like the bitter, herbal notes.

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3.44/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copper orange color, hardly any head and no lacing on the glass.

Smell is a mix of caramel malt and citrus hops, not really any piney-ness to the aroma, the malt definitely mutes the hop presence a bit too much in the nose.

Taste is definitely more balanced than what is supposed to be a "Triple IPA", the mixture of malt and citrus hops seem to be battling each other for dominance although there is quite the bittering effect in the aftertaste, bit of a spicy rye character that was not expected, carbonation is medium-low with a fairly sticky mouthfeel, overall too much is going on with this beer to be effective.

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4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a footed tulip.

A: Pours a hazy, dark amber hue. Pours a 1 finger, foamy, white head. Settles fairly quickly, leaving a smattering of foam, and a ring around the rim. Fair lacing.

S: Woody malt, butterscotch, honey, molasses, and pine resin.

T: Pine resin, butterscotch, and bitter pecan shell. A little grapefruit pith. Almost a hint of bitter unsweetened chocolate.

M: Thick and syrupy. Sweet in the front, bitter in the end. Dry finish.

D: Sip and savor.

Atmosphere is really good. Dark hue, nice foamy head, and some fair lacing. Nose is full malt with some sweet and pine tones and a woody or earthy tinge. Thick and syrupy pine resin, butterscotch, unsweetened chocolate, and citrus pith. Overall, this is a great quaff.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Surprised to enjoy this more than Doom. Almost a rye-like character. Sweet and malty with a complex hop blend that leaves you going back to the glass to pick out the distinctions. This is a big beer with an appreciable complexity. Great way to celebrate IPA day.

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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 5,072 ratings
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