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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Devil's Got My Tongue!

Devil Dancer by Founders
Style / abv: Tripel IPA / 12%
Source / Temp: 12oz bottle / 50 deg
Glass: Snifter

Appearance: This brew pours a translucent dark gold with a reddish cast. It almost looks like a glass of honey topped with a white foamy head.

Aroma: Pine, sour citrus and marmalade

Taste: Pine and burnt marmalade followed by alcohol and a big bitter aftertaste that fades quickly. The aftertaste reminds me of bay leaves.

Drinkability: A little creamy with a slight grittiness... though the grit just may be my tastebuds retreating from the bitterness... While I typically enjoy Imperial IPA's, this beer is just a bit too harsh for me. After one glass, I'm ready to move on to something else.

I posted this same basic review on Beeradvocate, but I will be a little more frank here: I think that Founder's is a great brewery but I haven't loved any of their IPA's. I'm not saying their IPA's are bad, because plenty of people enjoy them. I am saying that they do not suit my tastes... at least not so far.

I give Devil Dancer 5.5 out of 10.

Eis Igian,

1 comment:

  1. Founders is a great brewery, yet I agree with your comments about most of their IPAs. They seem to be at their best when getting creative with bigger/darker beers. Their Centennial IPA is very good, though...