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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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle purchased in the greater Washington D.C. area, bottled 6/8/13, poured into my The Bruery tulip glass, drank over several hours.

Apperance: 3/3 - dark brown coloration, impressive clarity like Double Trouble (can both see or read through), minimal white head dissipates into subtle glass lacing with moderate middle residuals, big alcohol legs

Aroma: 10/12 - an admixture of grapefruit, pineapple and tropical fruits...and lots of booze c/w its 12% ABV; some bready/biscuity notes are also detectable but much more subdued than the two aforementioned

Flavor: 15/20 - a big hop and alcohol presence dominates initially; again, the malt characteristics are much more subdued, which mainly serve to add complexity to huge hop and alcohol presence; moderate bitterness and not overlying drying

Mouthfeel: 7/10 - full-bodied is an understatement; unlike the 9.4% in Double Trouble, alcohol is a major constituent in the mouthfeel as well; light-to-moderate carbonation is to be expected for the high ABV

Overall Impression: 8/10 - I read some of the other reviews, and, to be frank, was expecting a much worse beer; although I prefer Double Trouble, this is an excellent beer with all the characteristics you'd expect in an American barley...cough, "triple IPA"...big hop presence and alcohol in the aroma and flavor; it's a definite sipper and not nearly as refreshing as Double Trouble, but I'll certainly return to this again and would be interested to see how it ages too


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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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2.98/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Rating a 2015, did not like this one. Previously had rated a 2013 a 3.75. Too hot. Hides the taste of anything else except the malt. Very disappointed.

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3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4


A: Poured from bottle to tulip, color is a deep hazy copper. Small off white head that dissipates quickly and leave a small amount of lacing.

S: Huge caramel smell up front with an intense combination of citrus, piney, and spicy hop aroma.

T: Follows the nose with a big caramel sweetness up front and a very different hop character in the finish. The alcohol is very well hidden in this despite it being 12%.

M: Full bodied, fairly high carbonation, so so dry finish.

O: A good brew but I really can't justify the price, there are so many amazing IPA's for half the price.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured the Devil Dancer into a Tulip.

A - Pours amber color with a thin white head.

S - Some candied qualities, smooth malt, vanilla, orange and light grapefruit. Love the aroma on this one.

T - Bitterness right off the bat, grapefruit, pine needles. The hop monster comes out big time here. It grabs you and squeezes your tongue. Wow, not too bad.

M - Medium carbonation, smooth nice beer with some syrup qualities in there.

O - Not bad shit here, this is another quality brew from Founders. Enjoy! Cheers!!.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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