Founders Brewing Company Devil Dancer (365 Day 234)

Founders Devil Dancer

It doesn’t get any better than getting picked up after work by the family, heading to a new place to eat, having a couple American craft beers, and then putting the old piggies into the cold water of the water park in Millennium park on another 90+ degree day in Chicago. It has been a while since the family picked me up, so I was looking forward to it all day: the beer, not the family. 😉

One of the unexpected quirks of having dinner at The Bad Apple, the place is right across the street from Half Acre Beer Company. Since they closed at 8:00pm, I had enough time to score some fresh Daisy Cutter, a couple of pint glasses, and a t-shirt for the wife.

Once seated, my wife and I browsed the beer list: good number of beers on tap (~20). I got a Devil Dancer by Founders Brewing Company for myself and a by Goose Island Beer Company for the wife.

Devil Dancer is an old friend. It has been a couple of years since our last get together. I don’t know if my palate is starting to age and I can’t pick up the bitterness like I used to, if having this round of Devil Dancer on tap, or just my overall thirst contributed to the fact that this beer felt much more subdued. A big beer with tons of hops aroma, taste, and bitterness. The bitterness lasts but not the the extent it has in the past.

All-in-all I like the tap version much more than the bottle, especially if the real difference is some semblance of balance. Good stuff. Enjoy!

Aroma: 9 (25%), Taste: 9 (25%), Look: 9 (15%), Drinkability: 9 (35%), Overall: 9.0

Useless Fact: As men and women get older their ability to hear high pitched sounds diminishes. The ability to taste sweet foods also decreases with age.

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