Devil Dancer

Michigan
United States
Founders Beer Devil Dancer Triple IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

When you dance with the Devil, the Devil don’t change. You do. Massive in complexity, the huge malt character balances the insane amount of alphas used to create it. At an incredible 112 IBUs, it’s dry-hopped with ten hop varieties.

Profile

ABV: 
12.0%
IBUs: 
112
Served at: 
57° - 61° F
Hops: 
Changes Yearly
Malts: 
Carahell, Munich, Abbey
Judges Review 
Jason Johnson's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer pours a dark copper color with a hint of haze and a thin, long-lasting head. For a Triple IPA, the hop aroma is a bit subdued, but there are typical grapefruity citrus and pine aromas, along with some tropical fruit in the background. There is a solid spicy alcohol note and big rich toasty caramel aroma. In the flavor however, there is a huge hop presence. The sticky, tongue-piercing bitterness lasts long into the finish. If you crave bitterness, this will be your nirvana. The flavor is exactly what I would expect from a Triple IPA -- huge sticky resinous pine, juicy citrus, and a touch of mango. The alcohol also adds to the complexity and is slightly boozy. The malt is my favorite aspect of this beer. It plays its supporting role well with a rich melanoidin flavor and a caramel finish. Often these huge IPAs tend to be one-trick ponies and forget about the malt, but this beer does not. The mouthfeel is chewy, which one expects from a beer of this size. All in all, a solid beer that pulls no punches in flavor or ABV (be cautioned, I was feeling it at the end of the pint and that's rare for a Wisconsinite). I just wish it had more in the way of hop aroma.