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RATINGS: 1549   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 112   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1528) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2006
Ruby red color with a big reddish beige head and heavy lacing. Aroma of caramel malt and hops. Flavor of caramel malt, hops and some chocolate and dark fruit. Alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Bottle poured a cloudy reddish copper with a small, lasting amber head. Aromas of grapefruit rind, pine, carmel and some earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and resiny. Flavors of grapefruit, pine, some earthiness and a bit of carmel with a lingering, biting bitter finish. Fairly impressive!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Draft - this keg was 2 years old and still had a huge grassy hop nose - wow! Amber to purple bodied. Amazingly bitter for a 2 year old beer, especially one at 13%. Full mouthfeel. This is a very nice beer! More of a barleywine I would think, but yum!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2006
Courtesy of Degarth. Pours a ruby red with nice white head. Very malty, and the hoppiness wasn’t too bad, kinda sweet, maybe even some slight chocolate, alcohol was well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowe1983 (1390) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2006
Pours a cloudy amber color with very little yellowish head. Aroma was of grapefruit, hops, and a little alcohol. Finishes with a very hoppy taste and slight alcohol warming. Very delicious brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - FEB 17, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2006 12 oz. bottle.Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a brownish yellow tiny head.Very strong grapefruit hops, floral hops, and some raisins. Tastes very hoppy, almost even tart for a moment, and has some sweet toffee malts to help balance this brew, but not terribly balanced. Very syrupy and lightly carbonated--will do better with age, I assume. Very dry finish. I am going to agree with most everybody who’s rated this thus far, and say it has a definite barleywine quality. 8-3-8-4-16 Rerate Pours a hazy orangish ruby with a creamy one finger yellow tan head. Aroma of grapefruit, pineapple, pine resiny spiced hops, some brown sugar, light vinous notes and some grain. Very light smoke as well. Flavor is much more pine and resin, toffee and raisins--though not much sweetness--, a little pineapple and grapefruit, and a smidge of grain. There is monstrous bitterness in here, extremely dry bitter finish. Full bodied, moderate carbonation, smooth mouthfeel, ETOH is a little hot in the back of the throat. Only one of these can be drunk at a time due to the thrashing of the palate. Still quite nice every once in a while though. 8-4-7-4-15

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Troyez (3) - Pontiac, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2006 does not count
Can you say hops? A complex, bitter, sweetish alcohol tasting ale. What an interesting taste! I dig this one, but be careful, it will creep up on ya. Nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2006
(02.12.06) 12 oz brown bottle from Archer Liquors, Chicago, IL. 13% ABV. Hazy red amber hued ale having a tiny white head. Soft carbonation. Sweet malt, hops, and toffee aromas. Full bodied ale with thick smooth texture that starts with slight malt sweetness and pronounced hop flavor. Finishes with lingering hop flavor and bitterness. Definite alcohol warmth. Well-balanced, high-gravity ale with tremendous malt foundation to support a giant hop presence. This is an astonishing giant beer that is best enjoyed after a meal. I agree with Illinissmitty that this beer is more like a barleywine than an imperial IPA. A dangerously drinkable brew, Devil Dancer is an apt name for this particular brew. Simply delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2006
Bottle purchased at Dilly Deli. Pours dark amber, not much head. Aroma of sweet malt, alcohol, dried fruit, floral hops....like a barleywine. Very strong sweet caramel malt backbone, but the bitter, fruity and resinous hops shine through. The alcohol is there, but not unpleasant. Thick and slightly sticky mouthfeel. Finishes dry, sweet, and bitter. Very warming. I don’t care what the classification is on paper, this is in barleywine territory hands down.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2006
Very dark ruby-hued amber body...barely a head at all. Sweet, candy-filled nose with raisins, plums, aged wood and even some vanilla and cherries...very inviting. The flavor is nearly as robust, with a full dose of hops. Very similar to a barleywine. It finishes a tad thin, though, yet it leaves me with a pleasant, lingering caramel taste. Nice!

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