Founders Brewing Company Devil Dancer (365 Day 234)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer, Beer on Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

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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