Devil Dancer is a beer I have wanted to review for a very long time and is another hook up from my boy Ryan in Michigan. This beastly brew rocks an earth shattering 112 IBU’s and a mammoth 12% ABV. I guess when a beer costs $20 a four-pack it better tempt you down the path to the underworld. I may just be heading to confessional after this one…
Founders Brewing Company's Devil Dancer pours like hell fire itself with a glowing crimson visage that is one part ruby and two parts mahogany. The aroma is sweet with hints of malt and alcohol, piney hops and, oddly enough, just a hint of yeasty sulfur. This beer is pretty close to flat and is a little syrupy with a razor thin eggshell head. Devil Dancer is a pretty little temptress but there is more than one indicator that this could me a demon in disguise.
My first sip literally made me go crossed eyed because the flavor is so overwhelmingly dense and robust. Devil Dancer reminded me of the bifurcated tongue of Beelzebub himself. The initial feel is sweet and warm which is quickly circumvented by an oily hop blast mixed with alcohol. The finish is dry and roasted much like the pits of hell, but in a good way. Founder’s has something incredible here. Leave it to my boys in Michigan to bottle a stab in the mouth from Satan’s pitchfork. I am not sure how many men had to sell their souls to Lucifer to get this recipe but it was worth it. Are you ready for your dance with the Devil in the pale moon light?
Verdict: Buy a Keg!