Dancing With the Devil
Posted: July 06, 2009
This week may be the only opportunity of the year for you to dance with the devil. No we are not referring to religion in anyway; instead, we are referencing a beer from Founders Brewing Company. Devil Dancer is one of Founders rarest and most sought after beers, alongside greats like Kentucky Breakfast Stout and Founders Harvest Ale. The combination of being both rare and sought after gives you a window of about a week if you are looking to try this world class beer, and that window is opening now. Devil Dancers status as a Triple IPA makes it a rare breed. Upon drinking this beer, you will be shocked to learn that it is 12% ABV; the alcohol in Devil Dancer is as hidden as they come. Supposedly this hop bomb of a brew is dry hopped for 26 straight days with a combination of 10 hop varieties. Translation: Devil Dancer has 112 IBUs (International Bitterness Units), and should only be consumed by the most diehard hop heads. Devil Dancer will overload your palate with pine and citrus aromas and flavors from the 10 hop varieties. Devil Dancer isnt all about the hops though; it does have a pleasant creamy caramel malt backbone, resulting in an adequate balance between hops and malt. These traits create a beer that is bittersweet and to die for. If you consider yourself a hop head, then Devil Dancer should be all over your radar. This is truly one of the biggest and boldest IPAs out there. It is also one of the hardest to find, so, as mentioned before, get into Binnys before it is too late. Will you be dancing with the devil this week?