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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4449
Reviews: 1512
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%


Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
86 IBUs and 9.4% ABV

(Beer added by: CortexBomb on 12-06-2006)
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Reviews by Cubatobaco:
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - A gorgeous orange color with minimal head, about 1/8" of an inch, and a lacing that sticks for a short time and then slides down the side of the glass. It shows a good amount of carbonation for a DIPA.

S - Loads if citrus notes such as orange, grapefruit, star fruit and pineapple. No alcohol present which is a plus. Maybe some sour notes on the back end.

T - very citrus forward with the flavors of the aromas mentioned before. Layers of resin pine and malt linger after each sip. The finish is at minimum 30-45 secs with mild bitterness.

M - This is a delight to hold in the mouth. Nice and creamy with a mild spice from the alcohol on the cheeks. No burn at all upon swallowing. Very well balanced.

O - Founders does it again! When these were released this year, I drank a 4pj right away only to reveal they were very young and abrasive. With a few months in the bottle, they have calmed down and started to come into their own. Very complex and enjoyable even to a novice just getting into beer. Need another 4pk before they are gone for the year.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 14:54:14 | More by Cubatobaco
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Poured into a la Chouffe tulip

Double trouble

A - pale straw, half finger white head and some lacing

S - very sweet, tons of citrus, lots of tropical fruits and flowers, very sweet, lots of malt, slight pungent yeast and all around awesomeness

T - super hoppy, lots of sugar, tons of fruit, grass, yeast, wheat, nice sweet malt, boozey but not to boozey, very slight MJ note. Very simple but tons of flavor

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Final Thoughts - at 9+ ABV this beer kicks it into gear and is one of the better DIPA's. Still, not being easy to obtain, make this beer obnoxiously awesome!

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Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,449 ratings.