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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Color is exceptional...most amazing deep copper hue with tincture of fluorescent pumpkin. Pours into the glass like a churning alchemaic event that foreshadows the bold taste to follow. Taste is pure fog cutter that shreds the minutia of whatever you were thinking of before your first sip. Kudos to the brewmaster!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This Triple IPA means business...had it both in a bottle and on tap. I've got to say, if I had the review the bottle version of this beer I'd give it a 3.75, maybe a 4. On tap this beer was drastically different and absolutely brilliant.

A: A beautiful reddish brown matched with an off-white head.

S: Craziness in the aroma department here. Lovely citrus-pine smell.

T: Initially this one is pretty bitter, but it tapers out quickly into a very juicy IPA. In the bottle, the booziness lingers and burns a bit, but on tap the citrus hoppiness stays and there's less booziness. Wonderful taste overall.

M: Full bodied IPA done right. This was far more lightly carbonated than I thought it was going to be, but it was a nice surprise.

D: Because it's such a thick and boozy IPA, it was tough to drink many of these, but I enjoyed every sip of the ones I drank.

If you haven't had it, GET IT NOW.

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2013 Vintage. A month old? Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Maudite tulip.

A - Brilliant reddish orange. Off-white head with decent retention.

S - Catpiss mixed with caramel and pineapple.

T - More of a hoppy Barleywine. Catpiss and grapefruit upfront, mellows out to peach and pineapple, then to caramel and biscuit notes. Really complex and alcohol is really well hidden.

M - Very full and thick, but not overwhelming. Perfect for the style.

O - Great beer. Great contrast between the great hop flavor and caramel malt sweetness. One of my favorite to trade for.

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