Founders Devil Dancer | Founders Brewing Company

very good
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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 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a DFH tulip/pint glass. 5/24/13 bottling date.

Pours a reddish/golden color with a half inch white head that dissipates quickly. Smell is of citrusy hops, but not as huge as i would expect from a 12% er. pretty nice smell overall. Taste is hoppy (of course) but not a hop bomb like hop stoopid or palate wrecker. You can definitely taste the malts in this one as well. And they are strong...with sort of a sweet, honey/citrusy flavor. Digging it this fresh but dont think it would hold up too well if you tried to age it. Drinkability is extremely high considering the high ABV. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall this beer is about what i expected it to be. Founders makes some amazing stouts, but i feel their IPAs are a step below the elites. This one is no exception. Good, but not world class.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours with a moderate syrupy texture. A razor thin head on the pour which dissipated quickly. More active carbonation in the glass then I expected. Deep burnt orange color, look menacing.

Smell: The front is a very sweet malt, maple syrup, and toffee aroma. Accents of honey and bitter hops. A little bit of alcohol spice but overall hidden well in the aroma. Hop bomb all the way, love that aggressive dry hopped aroma of this brew.

Taste: Smooth caramel creamy front is blasted through by massive hops. The hops refuse to give way, carrying through to the body and aftertaste. There are touches of very strong tangerines and grapefruit on the back end. This being what it is, is still incredibly drinkable, almost dangerously so.

Mouthfeel: The palette does not get destroyed like I thought it would. Some fruit and hops on the aftertaste.

Overall: Gotta love a huge hop bomb. This one is pretty well balanced and has some highpoints that are elite. Comes on a little strong and boarders on going over the top but it is no doubt a fun beer to drink.

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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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