Founders Devil Dancer | Founders Brewing Company

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88
very good
5,042 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Founders Devil DancerFounders Devil Dancer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,042
Reviews:
1,485
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
13.23%
 
 
Wants:
342
Gots:
1,171
For Trade:
35
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.1/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Purchased locally from Groppi's for $5.99/12 oz. bottle. Ouch!!

The beer was advertised as a triple IPA. To me, this style doesn't work. The hops were there but the malt and overall taste was reminiscent of a blond, not-well-made, barleywine. Personally, for the cost, I would saver your money and buy Bigfoot or something similar if you're looking for a hoppier, high-alcohol beer.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of JamesShoemaker
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Snifter pour at the brewery.

Appearance - ochre. Not unexpected.

Smell - very plain, I was thrilled when this was announced on tap and was let down by this aspect especially. And out of a snifter!

Taste - not bad, not bad at all for a strong double.

Mouthfeel - strong. I like Double Trouble because it hides its alcohol well. Don't expect the same from this release.

Overall - meh. Spend less money and go for Double Trouble.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is rich, caramel red with light head and not much lacing.

Nose is thick malt, caramel, with some black cherry and anise.

Taste is a malt bomb. Hops are high, but right below the surface. Black cherry & charred oak.

Mouthfeel is biting. Sipper for sure.

Overall, flavor isn't especially memorable, but it is true to style for what they call a triple IPA.

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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%

Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 5,042 ratings.
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