RATINGS: 1743   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Wow! Poured a nice amber color with a nice head. Had a hoppy aroma as you would expect. When it hits your palate you can taste the hops and a little malt. Very low carbonation. Had great flavor if youre a hop head. Nice beer for this category.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Flyer (118) - Hartland, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2007
Theres so much going on with this massive beer I almost dont know where to start. The pour is deep, murky orange-brown, with a billowy head. Monster hop nose. First taste is a creamy, caramel maltiness, immediately followed by a cascade of hoppiness, with notes of pine, orange, grapefruit, maybe even a little ginger (?). Resiny, billowing mouthfeel. It also has some barleywine-type qualities. Aftertaste is more of the delicious, complex hop whallop. The alcohol is notable, but youd never guess its 13%. Complex and intense, an absolutely amazing beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2007
12oz. Bottle $12.99 Binnys Orland Park Devil Dancer is one hell of a hop bomb. As soon as the bottle is opened the intense hoppiness makes your nose hairs stand on end. Pours a deep mahogany with a slight chill haze. A white one finger head formed on the pour and faded to a solid cap with thick head along the edges. Leaves sheet lacing after each sip that slowly falls back into the body but leaves thick drink history lines. This beer is so incredibly hoppy it actually clears your sinuses. There is a strong caramel maltiness. Strong for other beers but it doesnt hold a candle to the hops in this monster. This beer just drips with resinous hops. Theres also that aspirin quality from the tremendous amount of hops added. Some pine needles as well. Starts with the big caramel maltiness but its quickly beat aside by the huge hoppiness. There is a musty woodiness that shows up just before the hops take over. Resinous hops drip from my tongue. Pine needles and some unsweetened grapefruit show up toward the end of the show. That aspirin bitterness comes by on the swallow and the hoppy bitterness just lingers and lingers. Viscous and lush mouthfeel. The carbonation is on the low end of the spectrum. As soon as this beer hits your lips and tongue they go completely numb. Its like the first DIPA I ever expierenced but it happens everytime I drink this beer. A beating that I cant get enough of. I know this beer is huge. I know my mouth is completely numb after the first sip. I know the alcohol is way too much to drink more than one but I cant get enough of this stuff. I could drink it till I cant drink anymore. One of my favorite DIPAs for the simple fact that I love to take a beating every now and again. This will certainly do that to the tastebuds. Another great beer from Founders. Everything they make is great. 5/13/07

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (6097) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Moejuck: Poured a deep cloudy orangey color ale with a small white foamy head with limited retention. Aroma consists of huge bitter piney and citrus hops are dominating unsurprisingly. Body is very sweet and has a great malt backbone which provides a bit of balance with some of the hops. Body is full with some low carbonation and no alcohol could be directly noticeable, which is quite a feat at 13$ ABV. Overall, I thought this was an interesting experiment at the intersection of an IIPA, barley wine and American Strong Ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lewis13 (49) - Kokomo, Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Perfect balance here, most IPAs this strong tend to be way too malty for taste, not the case with devil dancer. Abv is very well hidden within monster hop bomb!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Pour was an attractive ruby and copper swirl that offered up a meager white head that ran away in a fright, as if it knew the devil himself was on its tail. The aroma was thick and luxurious. Sweet caramelly malt wrapped up in citrus (more orange than grapefruit) and piney hops. Floral hops come out to play as this one opens up. The flavor was sweet citrus and caramel that quickly have their heads cracked together by a beastly blast of hops. Clingy, thick almost syrupy mouthfeel. The alcohol is certainly present, but not in a bad way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lumberjack (178) - Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Like Victory Hop Devil times 3. Dark filtered amber color with minimal head. I can taste every one of the 200 IBUs in this IPA, yet this is very smooth and drinkable. No way would I guess this is 13%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 17, 2007
Geeeez, this brew is huge!!! Almost over the top, but I still like it. Dark amber color - wreaks of acidic hops, reminds of dreadnaught a bit. Mouthfeel is chewy as can be - i felt like i could bite right through this one. Chomp chomp. Nice bitter and lingering finish. A tad bit too syrupy for me, but otherwise a nice one! Drink one 12 oz. and youll feel it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2007
Bottle. Packs a wallop. A really nice, (as they say) drinkable, super heavily hopped IIPA. Extreme hopiness comes off a bit harsh, lacking the balance of 3F Dreadnaught, and the alcohol is quite apparent, but this is a very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAY 14, 2007
Bottle, pours a nice looking ruby tinted dark amber with a minimal head forming and disappearing after the pour, no lacing. Hoppy aroma of pine, citrus and some malty caramel. Flavor is a big hops bite with a slight malty middle and a lingering and warming alcohol spice. Palate is medium, some carbonation and a bit creamy. A very nice IIPA, another good one from Founders!

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