Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
4.18/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Enjoyed on tap at a Founders tap takeover at Bier Station in Kansas City. Served in a small bulbous tulip-style glass.
Appearance - Body is a bright and clear golden color with stark white head that is maybe a finger worth. Eventually settles to a rim of lacing around the edge and speckled lace on top of the body.
Smell - Wonderfully piney with undertones of fruit--grapefruit and other stark citrus notes. Very little else going on to my nose, but it doesn't matter because the aroma is so intoxicating.
Taste - Fresh and pungent with pine resin and more grapefruit goodness as well as some pineapple and a bit more sweetness peeking through as it warms. Alcoholic heat is detectible but well hidden. Notes of bitterness balance the fruitiness.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Lingering and faint bitterness.
Overall, a delicious DIPA that I feel doesn't get as much love as everyone's favorites, but it 's well worth a mention. I would gladly drink this again and again.
Serving type: on-tap
07-02-2013 04:59:08 | More by LambicPentameter
More User Reviews:
4.25/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
a: This beer is crystal clear and light yellow in color. For a beer as strong as this one is, such a light color is fairly surprising! Little to no head is detectable, and any that formed dissipates very quickly.
The presence of hop oils and alcohol can explain that one away.
S: light, resinous, and reminiscent of dark fruits, all mixed in with the caramely smell I assioate with stronger, maltier beers. Overall this aroma leans a lot more in the malts direction, but plays well with the hops.
Its good, but its not increadable
t: This beer just slams you in the gut with hops, and I for one kinda like it. It hits with a very resinious, neutral flavor. Their was a bit of hoppy raisins/prunes to this one (dark fruits) The bitterness lasts quite a long time, and resonates on the tongue. The beer also has a heavy, sweet malty presence, but its hard to taste because of all the hops (you really can only feel it on the mouth-feel)
I rather like this one. It hits hard with the hops, and has the sweetness from its malt to keep it from being a problem.
M: The feel of this brew is very nice and heavy. It feels like very light honey or caramel, and I like it a lot....with just the right touch of carbonation to keep it from making you sick.
O: I picked up this beer because I love founders: I have pretty much developed a need to pick up their new brews on a whim. And this beer (similar to what I've heard about devil dancer) is not worth the money its being charged. It is a very, very fine Imperial IPA, but its flavor does nothing much different: just a punch of fruity american hops and a lot of malt. I feel that its worth a try, but I feel a bit of remorse about the 15 I spend on a 4 pack, when I might had been able to get something far, far more interesting for the same price.
but as I said before, its a fin imperial ipa. It does the job it needed to do...but it sadly isn't that unique or interesting to people who have indulged in many, many fine IPA's
Worth picking up if the price is right at a bar, or split up between a friend if you need to try all the founders brews (like me)
Ill probably not pick it up again...but who knows?
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 21:30:06 | More by jucifer1818
4.56/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Tap Room in Dublin OH during lunch.
Amazing beer. I now know again why this is one of my favorite beers of all time. After being duped a few weeks ago with buying a bottle that was from 2013 and throwing my tastebuds for a twist, this redeemed that experience. Its a huge beer at 9.4%, but the tast is just out of this world. After that year old, I took a sip of this, and was expecting just a mouthful of bitter hops (which would have been fine!), but then there was the more complex aspect. There was something else in there to cut that biterness a little, but didnt take away from the double IPA flavor. There was a fruity aspect in it, after the initial bitter hop taste. Not fruity like a belgian IPA, but fruity like a cross between a peach and a grapefruit that had sex with a hop plant and brought forth a forbidden fruit - a fruit/hop hybrid that we have all grown to love.
Serving type: on-tap
07-11-2014 19:40:34 | More by plutoniumpete
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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