ChrisOfstad (358) - Hamar, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2017 tillmac62 (760) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour with a 2 finger head that laces well. Nose is slight, but of malt, alcohol and hops. The taste is complex. The malt serves as a backbone to aggressive hoping, which is amazingly balanced in terms of flavor and bitterness against a 12% alcohol content. Full bodied, which is rare in an IPA. It finishes balanced as well, with hop flavor and malt as the base with a lingering bitterness and alcohol note. This is a well crafted beer, especially considering the IBUs and alcohol content, but it takes those factors to extremes.
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2017 Small Bottle from Total Wine Boca Park. Cloudy brown with small white head. Way Hoppy. Bill Becker (1905) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 9, 2017
From Apr 2008 Kavu (5150) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2017
I got this in a trade with joe1510. Thanks Joe!
This pours a clear amber red with a 1 finger head of foam.(vigorous pour) Plenty of lacing and so far, good head retention.
The smell is hugely of citrus hops with a noticeable side order of sweet malt.
The taste is a well balanced blend of grapefruit and orange citrus hops and caramel malt with maybe the malt having just the wee bit more presence, especially in the finish. Very thickish mouthfeel here bordering on syrupy.
A few more sips in, (and yes the alcohol is quite warming during and after the swallow but we're talking 13%abv) the malt really asserts itself as it should in a well made example of the style. I've had some DIPAs that take it *too* far to the malty side and they were overly sweet and cloying and some that didn't have enough of a malt presence and were overly hoppy. This one finds a very happy medium and I thank Founders for that. Very deicious drop indeed!
0,355l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours clear deep golden with a medium head. Aroma is malts with some fruits and hops. Flavor is sweet malts, alcohol, pine and hops. Good. Yorker (2082) - Holstebro, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2017
35 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark amber with an off-white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma and flavour are pine, resin, and caramel - with a bitter finish. Sadly not particularly refined. llkc (2757) - århus, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2017
Duft rosin sød cara smag rosin karamel meget sprittet eftersmag kant af rugbrød
gam (4091) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2017
Small sized head rich orange pour very misty mild carbonation aromas caramel pine nut citrus stone fruit the flavours brown sugar caramel pine grapefruit peach pear bitter is the taste of a grapefruit pip strong good resin note lovely sugary sweetness typical of a good DIPA when all the malts and hops come together well that lovely crispness this is good Iznogud (4474) - CROATIA - JUL 6, 2017
Bottle, 355 ml, courtesy of Max. Shared with him and rest of the crew. Pours dark orange to amber with off-white head. Caramel, malty, moderate hoppy, ripe citrus, pine. Quite sweet with lasting bitterness. This one seemed a bit old and on its way to barley wine land. aussiealchemist (59) - Berwick Victoria, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2017
Bottle from Purvis Richmond at friend Brian’s place. Pours deep orange small white head. Aroma is pine resin, guava, burnt orange and some dank forest floor. Flavour is massive sweet malt with plenty of pine resin and burnt orange peel. Taste is quite sweet considering the huge hop bitterness. Palate is very silky and full. Overall it is really more a hoppy barley wine. Very nice but really a sipper, not something you could drink much of. Nische (2565) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2017
Bottle at home, aged for about a year. Clear dark amber color. Medium size, dark yellow bubbly head. Big tropical fruity hop aromas, caramel, some booze evident. Similar taste with a lot of punch. Resinous finish. oobawa (1788) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Not sure what defines the line between a triple IPA and a hyper-hopped barleywine, because I’d easily classify Devil Dancer as the latter in a blind tasting. That being said, it’s still a pretty delicious beer, big and malty as hell, thick streams of caramel and dark fruits backed up by a vicious citric/pine hop attack. Clingy, resinous finish retains the initial sweetness, but never grows cloy. Citrus pine nose doesn’t hint at the massive malt presence, and the pour comes out a dark red-brown with a modest head and tons o’ lace. Not hot despite the ABV. Good brew.