Founders Devil Dancer | Founders Brewing Company

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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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4.84/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured into snifter; translucent deep orange with a fluffy white head that stays as a disc of foam and leaves delicate lacing. Smell is boozy and sweet, with lots of sweet tropical fruit. Pineapple and mango, banana even, as well as some darker fig-like scents. Some spicy almost rye-like notes in the nose as well. Taste is HUGE; sweet fermented fruit awash in boozy sweet almost bourbon-like alcohol, with an insanely bitter finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and full. My memory of 120min is a bit fuzzy, but this might surpass it as the best extreme DIPA I've had.

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

(A) Cloudy with copper color and hints of maroon. Barely one finger of off-white head that dissipates rather quickly. Decent lacing. Not bad considering the double-digit ABV.

(S) Citrusy pine with grapefruit and mango. Minor floral notes. Bready malt with a hint of caramel.
Slight alcohol. Fairly complex.

(T) Pine and citrus. I detect grapefruit and orange. Slightly sweet malt with hints of caramel. Alcohol does come through. Not as hoppy as I was expecting. Could be more balanced.

(M) Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Somewhat syrupy. Finish is somewhat dry with lingering bitterness.

(O) This big beer is more drinkable than one might think and is quite unique. This so-called triple IPA actually reminds me of a barley wine. It may not be what you’d expect, but it’s worth a try if you can find it. Keep in mind that it’s a seasonal offering, so be sure to mark your calendars for early summer.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This pours a clear, light brown color with almost no head. The aroma is rich with hops. The taste is bold, bitter, yet still a little sweet with lots of citrus hints. I completely agree with their description of “Dangerously drinkable and deliciously evil.” Lots of hops and lots of bitterness. One of the best made IPAs I’ve ever had.

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Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 5,046 ratings.
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