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RATINGS: 1460   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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 alpha’s used to create this monster. More IBU’s 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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Whoa. Deep copper pour seems almost syrupy from the bottle to the glass. The nose on this is pure hop fuel. Citrusy and floral, but in perfect balance. Soooo tempting. The body is full, loaded with chewy malt, hop bitterness and alcohol. Warming from start to finish. More barleywine like attributes than IPA - spicy, woody, heavy and rather cloying. Really plum-like as it warms. The body is also slightly syrupy, which is an annoyance for me. It is in the same class as DFH 90, but more clunkily put together and much less drinkable. If Founders would tone the body down a hair, this could be one kickass double IPA - but then it wouldn’t be the Satan of IPAs, would it? While I would only want to drink this every great once in a while, I could sit and sniff it all day, every day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2005
Small head with a brillent red color. A fun beer/meal. Just so much alcohol and fruit it is hard to detect the strong hops. Very syrupy. 2nd try a day later after a warm up beer was much better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Pours ruby read and settles brownish with a tan head which starts small but builds as the beer finishes pouring. Aroma is full of hoppy goodness. Has a thick piney hop wave with some grapefruit hops and a barely noticable sweet round malt. Flavor is huge and multi-facited. There is the obviously expected huge hop presence, and it is so plesant. It is venious and even has a sweet floral hop character that comes as a secondary hop character, behind a bold grapefruit hop. Malts??? This beer has some. Big bold malt character provides the balance and bit of sweetness that keeps the huge hop flavor from being overpowering. This beer has character that brings it close to that of a barleywine. Suprisingly, with 13% alcohol, there is some warmth, but it is not harsh at all. This is a very plesant beer. Top 5 IIPA’s that I’ve had before. With the character that it has I think I am going to age it a bit and see what happens.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3194) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Pour is a nice thick looking red with a white head. Aroma is of citrus and pine hops. Flavor is bitter hops and lots of malts. Swallow is creamy but then you get the alcohol burn on the back of the tounge. I thought the hops would make more of a presence in the taste but the malt stands out here. Overall its ok but there are some IIPA’s out there with more body and hop presence

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3919) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 21, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2009 Almost a barley. Nice. Put it up with Arrogant Bastard or Great Divide’s work. They should put six in a pack instead of four and knock two bucks of the price. As is, it’s an every now and then beer at 13 bucks a four.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2005
from the bottle. dark copper color. Rich aroma of hops. Strong hops. dry bitter finish. definatly a sippin beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2005
12oz. bottle thanks to Sully. Cloudy dark amber/orange color with a small off white head. Sweet citrus hop aroma with a good malt background. Bitter hop flavor with some orange and lots of malt to almost balance this out. Slightly astringent with a big alcohol finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2005
Bottled. Pours a dark amber. Aroma is malty, and very very hoppy. Notes of prunes are present. Taste is sweet malts, prunes and other dark fruits, An intense hoppy bitterness is present

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kevin (2071) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 29, 2005
yep, hops, check on the hops the nose of this one that is for damn sure. cheesey grassy hop aroma. cloudy brown iced tea appearance with a frothy thick, clingy cream colored head. and i quote lumpy, "this fucker’s bitter". i agree. sugary taste with something woody. hmmm, there is nothing like discussing vaginal cream, and vomit over a hopped up monster(if anyone says lumpy and i don’t have quality conversations while drinking they are damn liars). some molasses like stickyness to this. a nutty taste emerges later on in this one. enjoyable, but i couldn’t drink more than say 10 or so at a sitting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biermensch (64) - USA - AUG 28, 2005
Wow!. What a great brew. Almost over the top with hops, malt and alcohol, yet Fouders pulls it off. Very impressive. I will definitely be lookinjg for more Devil Dancer.

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