Monday, April 16, 2007

Beer Tasting: Founders Devil Dancer

The Beer: Founders Devil Dancer
Style: American Imperial IPA
Reviews: Beer Advocate Rate Beer
Packaging & Date Stamping: 12 oz. brown bottle; 09/05 date notch on the bottom of label

From where & how stored: Purchased in May '06 at Federal Wine & Spirits in Boston, MA, flown home, and stored at 42F since then

Pricing: $1.99 per bottle (another pricing mistake? lucky me)

Availability: Year-round

ABV, IBU, and Other Available Stats: 13% ABV, 112 IBUs, 26 days of dry-hopping
Bryan's Notes
The Look:
- smooth brown pour, with virtually no foam
- reddish hints
- thin coating of sediment on bottom of bottle

The Aroma:
- swwweeeeet aroma, kind of 90 minute-ish
- shoofly pie aroma

The Taste:
- barleywine style alcohol & bitterness grabs you in the finish and doesn't let go

The Verdict: Part Hopsickle, part Double Bastard, part yowser! Not at all cloying, very very nice! Can a beer like this actually be balanced...seems the answer may be 'yes'! Glad to see it's finally available in Pennsylvania (as of April 2007).

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