Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Gigantis:
4.22/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3
Got a growler of this fine DIPA from the brewery.
It pours a hazy orange color with a pretty substantial head on it. It is a strikingly bright beer which made me think at first that it looked thin. Upon closer inspection, however, I realized that it was darker and thicker than I originally thought.
The smell is delicious fruit rind and citrus with a nice, subtle hops to back it up. Good and flowery and not too sweet. Great aroma for a beer like this.
It tastes great. No alcohol presence at all which is something I usually don't like. Double trouble has enough going on though, that I let that slide. Delicious piney hops go well with the mango/passionfruit flavoring. The malt is there to back it all up but it isn't big by any means.
Usually, I don't mind when an IPA coats your mouth. This one doesn't kick the shit out of your taste buds, but that makes it feel more elegant, I think. There is nothing cloying about the sweetness in this beer and the bitterness, while certainly there, is so out of your face. I guess I would call this a "nice" Double IPA.
I would probably drink the entire four-pack (why four pack? ask Founders about this) save for the abv. It's a sneaky alcohol presence for sure... I guess that's where the trouble is! Fantastic beer. One of my favorite DIPAs or IPAs.
Serving type: growler
04-29-2009 18:23:26 | More by Gigantis
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4.75/5 rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Tasted July 25th 2011 (from review)
Poured into a la Chouffe tulip
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
M - Full bodied, excellent balance, simple complexity, medium acidity and a very nice almost perfect hop, malt and sugary booze finish
D/O - This is the kind of beer that makes me want all beers to be readily available all over the America's! One of the better DIPA's I have had and most definitely makes founders worth the "hype"
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!
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2014 19:39:18 | More by whatthehull
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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