afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy Ibrew2or3. Thanks Dave you Rock!!! Pours a hazy amber with a small but lasting off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is full on citrus, pine, floral, earthy, and spicy hops with a good dose of sweet malt and caramel to balance it all out. Taste is a punch int the face of hops with tons of sweet malt and caramel. Medium full mouthfeel with an intense amount of bitterness and warm but very smooth alcohol. Damn good.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a copper color with off white head. Has a big bold aroma that combines what smells like a huge malt bill and lots of hops since I smell lots of floral hints. Mouthfeel is heavy. Taste is very malty and sweet upfront. As is lingers it is very hoppy and the backside and the finish. The alcohol is hidden well. My brother had one and was dancing with the devil in the pale moonlight. Great beer.
jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good GOD! This Devil Dancer was an explosion from start to finish-- I got smacked in the face with hops right out from the pour. I could smell those hops a-wafting several inches above the glass. It was pretty slow-going to drink this baby, but it went down alright. It felt pretty decent in my mouth- hoppy and of course bitter. The alcohol wasn’t noticable until the aftertaste, where I may have breathed just a bit of fire. Overall, this was definitely a fun one, and would recommend to any fellow hophead. Everyone else beware!
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle at BA Speedway line tasting (provider unknown). Poured a copper color with a small white head. Aroma of older musty citrus(this was probably not a fresh bottle). The taste featured caramel, citrus and earthy breads. The mouthfeel was full and malty. The finish was long with lingering caramel. Overall: Not a bad DIPA but not a great one, must try again when I know I’ve got a fresh bottle.
flatmatt (1288) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours deep red with a tiny light tan head. Aroma is pretty much pure grapefruit hops. Flavor is bitter hops and fairly strong citrus/grapefruit hops, some more grassy hops and a little caramel sweetness. The bitterness builds up pretty strongly after just a couple of sips. Alcohol is hardly noticeable except for a bit of burn in the finish. This is very well done. I do, however, question why RateBeer’s description above gives 200+ IBUs while the Founders website only claims 112 IBUs.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 5, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of StFun. Pours mahogany brown with a large bubbled, cream colored head when poured vigorously. The nose is wonderfully hoppy with pineapple and floral notes in addition to sweet caramel malt. The flavor is not as hoppy as the nose, with more caramel and molasses standing out, along with noticeable alcohol. A bit smooth and creamy on the palate. The finish is lingering bitter.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JUN 4, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to alexanderj. Copper pour, no head. Aroma is soapy, caramel malt, citrus / earthy foreign hops. Flavor is the same, more earthy / pine / resinous hops with good flavor and bitterness. I really enjoyed the hopping in this beer.
kevd193213 (928) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cloudy thick reddish brown pour with no head. Aroma of grapefruit hops. Taste of sweet caramel and overpowering hops with very little alcohol present, even at 13%. Thick long lasting finish.
nefarious (220) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
reddish and some copper/orange with a super thick pour and no head. I cant taste anything past the bite of this stuff. A plethora of hop bitterness! And absolutely easy to drink at 13%. Dance with the Devil indeed. Amazing pour!
WolfsBlood84 (172) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz Bottle - Pours a copper/amber orange with a small white head. Aroma is rich as hell, HUGE sweet malt profile, and obvious gigantic hop presence - piney, citrusy, spicy, etc. Flavor is actually very well broken up and incredibly balanced for 13%. Starts off with piney, citrusy, spicy hops - then sweet malty backbone, and finally rounding out to a big bitter and slight alcohol burn at the aftertaste. Another very well crafted huge flavor brew by Founder’s.