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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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4,914 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,914
Reviews: 1,534
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 325
Gots: 460 | 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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KYBrewgrass

Kentucky

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- 3.5 Pours a clear golden straw color with a 1/2 finger white head that disappears quickly. There is sparse lacing that does look rather sticky, leaving blotches of bubbly remains throughout.

S- 4.5 Strong, pleasant aroma of hops and pine that has a grassy undertone. It is a bit citrusy as well. Very nice.

T- 4 There's a clear hoppy presence right up front that is coupled with a smooth and sweet malt that calms it down pretty well. I get a hint of the alcohol. It is slightly bitter on the finish. I don't get as much citrus as expected from the aroma but it is a solid taste.

M- 4 Right at about medium in body with ample carbonation. A bit syrupy on the finish from the alcohol which leaves me dry.

D- 4 For a strong IPA like this I feel the drinkability is decently high. It is a drink that could catch up to you weren't careful (9.4% ABV); all in all it is pretty crisp and easy to take down. Just a bit bitter and dry for me to want all night, but very good nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 20:41:47 | More by KYBrewgrass
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CJRubes

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased on 7/19/14 with a 'Brewed On' date of 6/17/14 making this bottle a little over a month old. 12 oz. Bottle poured into my Tree House Brewing tulip glass.

A – Poured with a thin, white head that dissipated quickly leaving clumps of small bubbles on top. Has decent lacing on the glass but doesn't really cling tremendously well. It has a slightly hazy, gold color. I find it a bit lighter in color than other DIPAs I've had.

S – Nice citrusy, fruity hops right up front. I'm getting some pine/resin with a lot of mango, tangerine, and orange. The malt sweetness is hiding in the background and isn't overpowered by the hops. Really nice smelling DIPA...it's making my mouth water waiting for my first sip!

T – Mmmm, very nice. I get the tropical fruit/citrus hops right up front which melds right into piney, resinous hops. It leaves a long, bitter and dry aftertaste, which isn't unpleasant. There's a lot of hop oils in this one...it's really coating my mouth well. Malts are subdued and offer a solid background for the hops to shine on. After a few sips I'm starting to notice the 9.4% abv. Certainly not overpowering but it has enough alcohol presence to notice it's there. Overall a very nice tasting DIPA.

M – The oily hop resin really stands out to me in the beer. It fills my whole mouth. Above average carbonation...a bit high in my opinion but I don't think it takes anything away from the beer. Not the most creamy IPA but the mouthfeel is still smooth and luscious.

O – Very good DIPA. It would be well worth checking out for any hophead out there. I was pleasantly surprised with this one. I didn't know how well Founder's would do with a DIPA but they really succeeded with this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 21:30:53 | More by CJRubes
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Arizona

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Minnesota

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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Indiana

4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle into a pint glass. 5/1/14 is the bottle date.

A: pure gold with very little head and nothing for lace on the glass.

S: nothing but hops on this one. Possibly some floral notes mixed in but with the overwhelming hops it's tough to pick out.

T: hops from start to finish. A bit of fruitiness like grape or pineapple accompanies the hops. No malts at all.

M: heavy on the bitterness. Coats the whole mouth with hops. The flavor sticks around for a good minute before starting to fade.

O: So so good. One of the best DIPA's I've had to date

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 23:11:26 | More by Gear54
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Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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Pennsylvania

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Michigan

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Ohio

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Massachusetts

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Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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