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RATINGS: 1478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jrwhitney6 (320) - - AUG 23, 2014
Pours a hazy amber with a minimal head. Nose is a bit funky - can't really place it, but I don't really like it. Taste is somewhat sweet - caramel, followed by booze and hops. It is somewhat syrupy. This is ok, but definitely not worth the price. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ronaldtheriot (1279) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA has a thin, off-white head, a hazy, yet brilliant, rust-orange appearance with some lacing left on the glass. The aroma is strong and impressive- sweet malt, fruity (apricot) hops, and bread crust. Taste is of those elements, with some not particularly strong bitterness and some noticeable alcohol pickup. Mouthfeel is medium, slick, and there is some underlying chalk on the tongue. Founders Devil Dancer finishes semi-wet, boozy, and fairly harsh. RJT

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
geeklimit (195) - USA - AUG 20, 2014
Pours a dark amber with some red. Little carbonation and no head. Light hops aroma, slightly floral. Very strong alcohol flavor (12%!) with minor malt taste. Way too strong, alcohol taste kills it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARH (467) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2014
On tap, poured into a snifter. The initial aroma is a warm caramel syrup with some sweet orange, tangerine, and grapefruit citrus. There’s also melon, floral notes, pine, spice, and spruce. There’s a touch of a whiskey / scotch aroma buried in there as well. It pours a rich, dark, slightly hazy orange brown color with a white, soapy bubble head. It leaves behind a really light lace, as it reduces down to a thick, soapy ring with a dusty surface. It’s highly bitter with a medium high sweetness to support it. The full body is thick and chewy with a light, small-bubble carbonation. A toasty caramel, pine, bread crust finish off the drink with a bright, sweet, juicy citrus. A pine and citrus peel flavor lingers for awhile in strength, but it feels clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Salmoniform (825) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Copper red hue with fizzy tan head that dissipated to a thin ring. Aroma is malt, spicy, ethanol, pine, melon, honey. Mouthfeel is nice with a full body and crisp carbonation. Taste is sweet initially with a nice hop bitterness in the following and a hot ethanol finish. Overall this is a nice triple IPA, however, it is a bit too hot in the finish. It is also quite dark for a "pale ale" and would be far better categorized as an imperial IRA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
This was very, very strong, but not in a hoppy way as I expected. Poured a real dark red color with massive malt flavors. There was a nice floral nose, but it was a bit too syrupy and maltish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dfearnley (1025) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
Draft to snifter at Founders Grapefruit, tropical fruit, spruce, pine, flowers. Clear deep red, with a thin creamy off white head. Taste os divine...lots of tropical fruit, cherry, mango, spruce, oak, juniper, booze, black pepper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TylerGreenDC (334) - - AUG 11, 2014
On draft. Aroma of scotch and alcohol. Flavors of cherries, dark chocolate and plenty of booze. Boom.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (5863) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 11, 2014
  Bright caramel color with light tan sheen. Big tooty fruity, pit fruit, herbal, pine, caramel aromas. Medium body with soft co2. Hoppy bitter pine, citrus, alcohol flavors with a solid pale malt base brew----spicy warming alcohol to finish___with lingering sweetness----not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2854) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Secret Summer Santa 2014. Thank you! Bottled late may so reasonably fresh. Pours tiny hazy amber with a thin beige head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and earthy with biscuits, caramel, grapefruit rinds, moist grass, oily pine cones, papaya, alcohol, moist soil, orange peal and lemon peal. Taste is sweet, bitter and earthy with caramel, biscuits, toffee, grapefruit rinds, moist grass, pine needles, papaya, orange peal and lemon peal. Mouthfeel is round, oily bitter, slightly boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is slightly sweet and bitter with caramel, grapefruit rinds, moist soil, pine needles, moist grass, orange peal and lemon peal. Not sure I agree that it’s complex but it’s got a malt base that is quite intriguing, it’s well made, it hides the ABV fairly well and very much more bearable than most other Triple IPAs.

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