Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company
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3.1/5 rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
12oz bottle, dated 6.13.2014, poured into a Founders KBS snifter.
The beer pours a nice copper color, hues of gold and orange, very clear complexion with a soft, cloudy, white head that has moderate retention and leaves only a few spots of lace behind. The aroma is abrasive, big hoppy grapefruit peel, piney resin and sappiness with strong alcohol. It's pretty blunt and not very intriguing. The flavors are a bit better, strong piney hops, light wildflower, grapefruit peel, balanced well, but those enjoyable hops don't last long as fusel alcohol and light sticky malt takes over and punishes the tongue. The mouthfeel is nice, it coats the tongue well, carbonation is mild and feels nice, finishes easily and very dry.
Verdict: A less than impressive DIPA from Founders, just way too boozy and abusive. The hop profile is nice but just gets strongly overpowered by the alcohol character which overpowers the malt which could provide a much nicer counterbalance. Just too intense for me.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2014 01:34:56 | More by kevanb
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,060 ratings.