Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Devil Dancer

This evening I'm drinking Devil Dancer brewed by Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Even though this brewery does not have a Florida presence, I've managed to get my hands on quite a few of their offerings. I've been quite impressed so far--all quality brews! This one (with three of his buddies) came home from my friend's Atlanta business trip last week. Thanks again!

So the label depicts, um, I guess I'm not smart enough to figure it out. Stupid Cornell! There is a chick in a costume that appears to be being carried, and then a few knives in the foreground. Whatever, Picasso weirdo. Maybe it's a circus? This is billed as a Triple IPA with 112 IBUs (1400 Maries). I've commented before that anything surpassing 1000 Maries is just ridiculous!

Sweet, malty aroma yet also boozy with a touch of fruit and spice. Holy big bitter and astringent start. Pine tree Heaven in a bottle with just a little orange tree misplaced in that forest. There is a sweet undertone, a little caramel and bread, and a thick consistency to this beer. But make no mistake that the bitter wants to be boss! The 12% (yeah 12%) alcohol provides a burny, warmy, hot, sharp kind of presence. And this beer is spicy as hell, too. Sticky mouthfeel, nice carbonation, with a bitter dry aftertaste that lasts forever. Great flavors, but by the end, the bitter alcoholicness caught up and got a bit annoying. Oh well, since this definitely ruined my palate for food for the rest of the night, I guess I'll keep drinking. And as I said, I have three left--who wants to trade? Nice beer to try if you have the opportunity.

Nalke Devil Dancer Tulu Chinese Old Print Culture Print

TATA Blaze Body Temporary BODY ART Body Paint Dancer Stripper Devil Costume

Pretend Devil-Spanish Dancer-Mouse Child Costume Dress-Up Set (3-in-1) Size 8-10

You tell me what the hell this label depicts.


Lost said...

I too love Founders. In the same class as North Coast or Dogfish Head as far as I am concerned.

I don't think I would like this brew...too much of "the bitter".


Beer Drinker Rob said...

Some guy said on Twitter that he didn't think it was as bitter as I portrayed it, but a little sweet at the end.

I conceded that most of the bitter is up front. It's there but...

Wait! Stop strangling me! Ouch!

Just kidding. One bottle will help you decide.