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Founders Devil Dancer | Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.9/5
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5,059 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#6,793
Reviews:
1,487
Ratings:
5,059
pDev:
13.33%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
343
Gots:
1,172
Trade:
32
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,059 |  Reviews: 1,487
Photo of fern22
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clager
2.9/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Beerdanza
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy copper color, with cream colored head that isn't big, but laces all day. Smells of flowers and citrus fruit with a pleasant burnt sugar background. One of the nicest smelling beers I've ever smelled. For a beer with such a bitter profile, the taste is wonderfully balanced. Each thick, creamy sip starts with a caramel sweetness at the top, which quickly sinks into bitter hops that leave you with a nice, hoppy aftertaste. For a 12% ABV brew, there's little hint of alcohol in the taste. A fairly complex and well-balanced beer, without any one aspect overpowering the others. Definitely premium and worth the price.

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Photo of cheefdaddy1
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BIGPOPPAS
3.49/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of akopczyk
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boone757
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jjwisenheimer
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dzu
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gobzilla
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tigerbrau
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kiro
4.44/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DCHritz
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RickyRecord-oh
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heyheymdn
3.24/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of probert
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/2/2016. Pours fairly hazy ruby red/light orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, lemon/orange peel, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light toffee, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/tropical/pine hops and dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light toffee, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Large amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, lemon/orange rind, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/pine hops and dark/bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and minimal lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, sticky/resinous, creamy/bready, and lightly slick balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent huge DIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/pine hops and dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to sip on for the huge ABV, and despite aggressive bitterness. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of chinchill
3.62/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap in Greenville SC.
Pour is hazy brown-copper. The large, foamy off-white head is durable and leaves foamy lacing.
Aroma: boozy, hoppy and sweet, with a promise of toffee.
Flavor: moderately-high bitterness, but less than expected, and more sweet malts. some complexity. A bit boozy

Overall: a malty triple IPA.

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Photo of Steve_N
3.04/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottled on 05/10/16.

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Photo of zenithberwyn
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmd88
4.32/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bonesaw1127
3.39/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 5,059 ratings
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