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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,040 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,040
Reviews: 1,547
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 329
Gots: 503 | FT: 6
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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DousedInStout

Washington

4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, maize color with a white head and lacing that lasts. The smell is wonderful - a little bit of sweet pine, with some grapefruit and generalized citrusy notes. The taste is superb - incredibly smooth from start to finish. Some mellow maltiness up front, followed by some passion fruit and lemon zest, and finshes crisp and slightly bitter. The alchohol is hidden well for the most part, a little bit of esters in the nose and warmth at the end of the taste. Another phenomenal offering from Founders - Well done!

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2009 22:17:20 | More by DousedInStout
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kevanb

Illinois

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
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Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-31-2014 01:05:34 | More by Seabass1964
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Tennessee

4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Beautiful bright golden orange color. Half finger of head. Lots of tiny floaties which I like in my hopped up ales. Decent lacing. Swirling the glass brings back some of the head.
S: Aroma is a very strong resinous hop profile of citrus, pine, and tropical fruit. It is bright and juicy on the nose.
T: Reminds me much of Stone Enjoy By. Awesome hop character which follows the nose exactly. Super balanced between the bitter finish and the sweetness of the malt.
MF: Decent. I could use a bit more carb. Doesn't coat my mouth the way I would like, but I don't really hint the alcohol which is nice.
O: Definitely in the caliber of Enjoy By, Dirt Wolf and Hopslam in my opinion. This one is excellent for a brewery that is more known for its stouts.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 22:54:37 | More by benloho
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Virginia

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Michigan

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Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,040 ratings.