Founders Devil Dancer. American Triple IPA. Grand Rapids, Michigan. 112 IBU. 12% ABV.
Served chilled in a snifter. Pours a reddish brown color with very little head. The aroma is a little boozy, with hints of citrus. The taste attacks the tongue up front, and destroys the palate on the way down. This is the highest IBU beer I have ever had, and it leaves a very dry finish.
Overall a pretty intense beer from Founders. I personally love their brewery, and am a huge fan of the triple IPA style. This is one of those beers that seeks to push the limits, and brew something unique and difficult. The alcohol content of this one is actually higher than Palate Wrecker, Hoptimum and Ruination. However, the alcohol smell and taste was not overwhelming, which allowed me to focus on the bitterness and other flavors.
While I would not drink this one regularly, I appreciate what they did here, and can see why it was given high marks. Good luck finding one of these-even though it was just released a week ago many places are sold out. It is one of those releases that many places limit people to 1 or 2 bottles per person. Nonetheless, it's a good one to experience.