WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Over the top in every IPA aspect. Very hoppy to the point of a sweetness. Definetly not the beer to pick if you are in a slugging mood. Actually smelled very good. ABV smacks you in the face, not exactly hidden, although at 13% what do you expect? Its kind of the point. Nice to try as a first beer of the night, but numb senses and a rapidly emptying bank account keeps it at one.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Derek for this one. Caramel colored body, little tan head springs up and then melts away. Aroma of warm brown sugar, spicy hops, a touch of sweet fruit, and alcohol. Flavor is subtle. A sweet toffee front is interrupted by a dry bitterness that persists through the finish. Slightly sticky body yet not too thick.
marton504 (10) - USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this on tap at Map Room in Chicago. I am a huge hop head but was not super impressed by this beer. To me the hop flavor tastes a little off. Interesting to try but not my fav.
gunsho (134) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 2, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
this beer is like a beautiful red headed woman, fiery, temperamental yet worth every minute of your time. she pours a deep rusted red, the most beautiful youíve ever seen, you remember anouk aimee in "8 1/2", rita hayworth in "gilda." what head does exist is a perfect ivory with the slightest bit of lacing. let this beer dance on your palate, its complex and longstanding, it tickles you here and pounds you there. it sticks there with a fieriness found few other places. notes include bitter orange, fresh tobacco, star anise, vanilla, barley. honeycrisp apples, and so many hops you could swim in them like scooge mcduck in a vault full of pennies. this beer is a woman, she plays with you and ultimately leaves you feeling ethereal. this lady is "the one" you think, you ponder that you must move to grand rapids and be with her forever. after all, her brother breakfast stout is a good addition to your sunday morning foursome.
Maria (10169) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thank you Daniel/TheCheeseMan for this hoppy treat!! Itís incredibly beautiful, slightly hazy, dark orange/red/copper with a dense, creamy head. The aroma has loads of hops with notes of orange peel, citrus, mango, overripe pineapple and caramel. The mouthfeel is nice and thick! The flavour has a light sweetness, notes of caramel, loads of citrus (mostly the sweet types), spruce, papaya and a delicious and very nicely balanced bitterness, that IMO isnít extreme in any way. Itís one of the really great IPAís - very nice indeed!
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Map Room, Chicago. Obviously very hoppy, but not overly complex. Taste is similar to Two Brothers Hop Juice. Does not have the fruitiness of Bellís Hopslam or the fresh grassiness of 3F Dreadnaught. Very good, but I liked Hopslam and Dreadnaught a little more based on the flavor.
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 29, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
SQNfan...this is a WOW, my friend. Thank you for the sampling!!! Incredible burnt orange body and amazing pungent citris/pine/caramel aroma that wakes you up after a long day at work. Flavor truly does dance on the palate with indicative, yet aggressively added tang. Also, there was a lingering impression of strawberries that helped differentiate this from other IPAís Iíve tasted. Everything about this beer was top-notch...and makes me reconsider who my favorite brewer is (AleSmith, Bellís, or Founderís).
Strykzone (5004) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is an incredible beer and is perfectly balanced. This is the second Founders product I have enjoyed in a week (after the Breakfast Stout) and both have been "Wows". Devil Dancer was everything one would hope for in a Double IPA, and this from someone who is not a fan of big hopped beers.
agl108 (789) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle at Flat Rock Saloon. Poured deep, clear red with minimal head. Only the slightest bit of lacing. Appeared grossly undercarbonated. Nose was very floral. Thick, malty body with extreme hop bite. Tastes like biting into a dry pine tree. Lots of warming alcohol throught the course of the beer. Difficult to drink, but impressive with the limits that this beer tests (200+ IBUs??).
matt7215 (2190) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2008
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from a trade with degarth. pours a headless deep red. aromas are hugely hoppy. so hoppy my nose hairs were burning. flavours are big and complex hops but what makes this one great is the malt structure holds through to the finish. this balances out the abundance of hops. no trace of the 13% abv. very very good.