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

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed a 4 pack from the brewery today. Same price point as KBS, $19 per pack. Bottled May 24th, so just a little under two weeks old, so this will be the freshest I've ever had it.

Served cold, nose is mostly citrusy piney resin, no hints of the onion garlic scent that's overpowered it in the past. Seems a lot more balanced on the palate this year. Still absolutely bitter as hell, but I noticed more of a malt presence than what I remember. Lots and lots of hop flavors going on here (10 varieties, after all) so near impossible to distinguish individual flavors, but I do notice the Summit is a lot more subdued than in years past, and to me, what tastes like Cascade and Centennial seem to be pushed to the front some more. Good carbonation and body.

Definitely the most balanced batch of this yet (even though it's still a massively bitter hop bomb), and certainly my favorite rendition so far. I'd pick up at least one bottle to try it or get a sampler on draft if you were put off by it before. It'll be interesting to see if certain flavors fade or become more prevalent as time goes on.

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A: Pours a deep brown with some amber. Good head on top for this ABV. Webbed lacing - really complex.

S: Over the top hops. Very piney.

T: Hop bomb. So bitter it's sweet. Obvious malting bringing a nice sweetening.

M: ABV hidden well. Medium to heavy.

O: Outstanding brew. Hope to see this one again.

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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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