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RATINGS: 1751   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 112   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 alphas used to create this monster. More IBUs 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

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Bottle. Pours cloudy copper with a lacy pale yellow head. Some citrus and a lot of caramel in the nose. The aroma is almost chewy. Full, syrupy body with moderate carbonation. The taste is hop-flavored candy: starts off sweet, then a full palate of hops powers through with fruit, earth, grapefruit and pine for a long finish. And 13% ABV??? Oh, my goodness... there is really no way to tell.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
That1Guy (2223) - Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Crushed with Jakebra. Chewy-er than the dude in Star Wars. Another brew from Founders that resembles chewing on a hop, except this one has a sweet finish after about 15 minutes. The roof of my mouth is burning. Alcohol is hidden and converts to euphoria later on.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15394) - Snderborg, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2008
Bottle, 13%. Spicy hop aroma. Cloudy dark orange colour. The flavour starts off quite hoppy, grassy and grapey aroma hops. Turns quite sweet, almost syrupy. The bitterness is distinct, slightly rough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (42183) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy deep orange to amber with a fully gone head. Dense pinewood hoppy aroma. Solid sweet malty at first but with a very intense dark hoppy flavour following. Quite dominant and almost overempowering. Solid roasted caramel malt for base providing some decent counter balance to this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drink4Satan (677) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Pours a visibly viscous copper orange colour with a late forming surge of off-white micro-bubbles that don’t quite constitute a head, lasting for a mere second. Alcoholic enough to produce legs. The nose is intoxicatingly sweet, citric, alcoholic and spicy. The flavour is more akin to a brutal barley wine than an IPA, hence the "Tripple" in the name. It is vinous, zesty, spicy and boozy in the finish and maintains a rich caramel backbone from start to finish. Notes of fig, port, lemon rind, caramel and toasted malt come to mind. The hop finish is intensely bitter, though almost equally citric and sweet and BOOZY. The palate is slightly syrupy, but not as thick as expected. It is fairly carbonated and silky smooth, though there is a slight warming.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (7424) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours a deep amber, almost brown with no head. Aroma is tons of hop with a little sweetness. Flavor is some malt, huge hop and some alcohol. Seemed a bit under-carbonated, but pretty good overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (3041) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2008
Thanks to Eithbubes for the bottle. Pours a thick light amber with almost no head and a yeasty end to the bottle. Big malty aroma, lots of faded hops and hints of toffee. Taste is big and malty with lots of hops, a bit faded, but nice. Lots of toffee and sneaky strong. Good beer, tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2010 Fresh Bottle on 7/9/10. Pours a deep orange with a 1/4" white bubbly head which falls rather quickly... huge pine and citrus hop nose with some sweet malts to round things out. Medium to thick body with more sweet malts soaked with hop juice. The finish isnt what youd think given the huge hop nose and loads of bitterness throughout the mouth. Devil Dancer leaves the mouth with a thin layer of bitterness and a thirst for more. This is not a tongue scraper. It finishes very well and rather light given the momentum leading up to it. Very nice IIPA which develops into a very special Barleywine over a few years.

2 yr old bottle. There is an incredible balance between the malts and hops that creates such an insanely drinkable 12% American BW. It pours a deep red with little head... nice full body on top with thinner sides, tilting away from the hops. Great level of citrus hops and caramel malts on the nose.... citrus hops and a spicy character on the tip, while the finish is quite massive in hops and alcohol. There is almost a bit of a burn at the far back. Thick bitter finish that sticks with you. This beer seems to dominate the top of the tongue and the back of the throat.... overall, I was very pleased with this, but was surprised how well balanced it really is...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Pours dark clear copper with a very small beige head that dissipates quickly to a ring leaving bits of lacing. The aroma leans toward a barleywine with the heavy caramel malts and dark fruits. there are some citrus hops in the nose as well. In the taste, there is a more prevalent citrus hop kick up front before the malts and sweetness take over in the middle and leaves a sticky sweet finish with a hint of bitterness. The mouthfeel is sticky and medium bodied with little carbonation. This is a DIPA that borders on a barleywine with a slightly abrasive feel that keeps it from being great for me and holds down the drinkability a bit.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Bottle at Cooper’s Scranton PA. What a delicious malt bomb with some overdone hop infusion to boot! I admit, the smaller treasures of this beer may be hidden underneath this blast so the complexities get overshadowed somewhat. The dryness and texture is good but the hops lose character. The pirate restaurant delivered once again.


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