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RATINGS: 1684   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 112   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Founders most complex, most innovative, most feared and yet most revered ale produced. Massive in complexity the huge malt character balances the insane amount of alphaís used to create this monster. More IBUís than any brewery has documented, more than you would believe and dry-hopped for twenty-six days straight with a combination of 10 hop varieties. Dangerously drinkable and deliciously evil. We dare you to dance with the Devil. 112 IBUs


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Just way too much, more than is good. Syrupy, which I donít think is a good thing. Too expensive and seems like just an experiment to cram as much bitterness into one beer. Pass.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2009
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Poured a dark amber with off-white head. Aroma of heavy malt, sweet dark bread, molasses, maple syrup, grapefruit/orange, and alcohol. Taste was heavily sweet, and surprisingly was only moderately bitter. The heavy sweetness balanced out the bittterness to point where I didnít notice the full 112 IBUís. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, and syrupy. Finishes with a strong alcohol presence. All in all, itís a lot: a lot of bitterness, a lot of sweetness, a lot of everything.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2009
First whiff on the aroma, a delicious blast of grapefruit and piney hops, a bit of cream soda and caramel. Second is similar, but with an almost frightening alcohol chemical-ness. Pours a hazy orange, tall beige head, streaky lace. Flavor leads with hops bitterness paired with hops aromatics, largely floral, secondarily citric. Big caramel malt body, from the texture one can tell this is a very malty beer, but the bitter still balances the sweet. This is impressive on a technical level, but in terms of hedonic satisfaction doesnít really bridge the gap between yum and wow. The alcohol in the aroma, is well balanced by the other flavors. Very full bodied, hops and alcohol combine for a potent warming sensation, lively palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7809) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2009
Bottle shared with hallinghansen. Cloudy deep amber body with a creamy yellow head. Heavy sweet malty aroma with lots of caramel, fruit, pine and alcohol. Creamy texture. Barley wine like flavour with lots of sweetness, light spice, pine, bitter hops and alcohol. The 112 IBUís is almost not enough to handle this bastard!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - AUG 18, 2009
translucent burnt caramel pour, looks like a barleywine. super sweet malty notes with tons of heaviness overshadowing the hops on the nose, smells like a barleywine. super sweet aged malty note of caramel, vanilla, and a tawny port start to the palate, tastes like a barleywine. doesnít strike me as a hopbomb as much as a sweet, aged bw.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerowulf (89) - , Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Didnít dance with the devil in the pale moonlight........no, sampled this at the GTMW in the 90 degree heat........and the overwhelming hop bombing began. My palate was pretty much fried after tasting this one, but in a good way. Tried to taste more at the festival, but it was no use.......shoulda just hung around the Founders tent and had this some more. Need to get me more of this. Great floral and citrus aroma....and of course the hops. An overwhelming beer and one surely to please hopheads everywhere. Love the Devil!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hellomisterp (56) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2009
2008 bottle poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a cloudy orange color with little head. This was a thick beer with citrus and floral notes. For 12% ABV this is dangerously palatable. Letís dance!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Bottle... Poured clear amber with an off-white head. Lots of hops and warm alcohol. Bread-like malts in the finish. Chalky, clean, dark malt finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3192) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Sampled @ GTMW í09 - Pours deep amber with a small cream-colored head. Lots and lots and lots of hops on the nose. Gee, didnít see that coming! Seriously though, I could smell this all day, with some wonderful floral aromas coming off it. While I do like a good hop bomb, Devil Dancer might have gone past my threshold. The mouth is simply assaulted with hops, and while there is some malt in there to try and balance it out, youíre still essentially drinking hops. Itís resiny like Iíd expect, but a bit too syrupy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GranvilleTim (1854) - Granville, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2009
12 % alcohol and you donít notice it. You do notice the aroma of hops as the bottle is opened and you begin to pour. Light caramel pour with a light tan head. Taste is hops, mouth watering, lip-smacking hops. The malt is there to help balance out this tasty monster. Nice lacing on the glass. The hops leaves a nice taste.


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