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 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pourded from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Purchased in wakefield, rhode island. Bottled on 6/18/12.

A- Pours a hazy bright orange body with a small white head that exibits little lacing and retention.

S- Upfront I get a strong vanilla-malt aroma coupled with a resinous hoppy aroma. Slight alcohol in the background.

T- Starts off sweet, oniony, and malty like a barley wine. Ends with a certain hoppy astringency that is somewhat harsh on the palette. You definitely get that nice hoppy bitterness typical of an imperial IPA, but at the same time the hops aren't really adding much flavor. Alcohol is definitley present, especially on the last couple sips.

M- Medium-low carbonation, medium high body.

I wasn't a big fan of this one. Founders is a brewery that usually impresses, but I feel like they missed the mark and overcomplicated this brew. The hops are all over the place. The huge malt character is just not pleasing. The drinkability of this beer is zero. Not to mention the $5+ pricetag for a 12 oz bottle.

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A: Deep, rich amber in color. Slightly cloudy and opaque. Very small head that quickly fades away to almost nothing. Bits of lacing clinging to the glass.

S: Smells strong! Booze mingled with some big grapefruit and citrus hops, very juicy and aromatic. Some pine as well, and an underlying grassiness.

T/M: Just like with the smell, lots of pungent grapefruit and citrus hops. Bittersweet grapefruit hits with a puckering quality up front, followed by some more purely bitter flavors, and a lingering aftertaste of big pine bitterness. It's intense and over-the-top, exactly as you'd expect from a "triple IPA." Acerbic, harsh, at times even throat-ticklingly brutal.

O: This isn't exactly an everyday kind of pleasure, but for what it is, it's quite good, a real blast of extreme flavor. An intense, mouth-pummeling drink.

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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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