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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,748 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 4,748
Reviews: 1,525
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 313
Gots: 407 | FT: 5
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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Reaper16

Alabama

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

served from a 12oz. bottle into a tulip glass

Body pours a cloudy, peach color that was lighter than I expected. The voluminous, bright white head was rocky like sea foam; a solid base topped off with a tiny flourish of bubbles at the top. Head this fabulous typically has excellent lacing, and the dynamic crests of lace left by Founders Double Trouble is not an exception.

Typical IIPA aromas from this beer. More citrus than pine, but rest assured that both make their presence felt. They are overpowering, really. I can't make out much of a malt presence in the smell, but whatever.

Oh, yes. This hits the spot. Bold, juicy citrus flavors abound in this beer. Citrus is the first and most defining impression you will get from Double Trouble. Its mostly grapefruit, nothing too tropical, but there is something else there that I want to say is Fiji apple. There is some light caramel malt. This is a wildly unbalanced beer. Just like I like IIPAs, frankly. A gentle kiss of pine makes the finish not as bitter as perhaps desired. There is very little lasting bitterness and the "hop burps" are not as good as they should be given how hoppy the initial blast of flavor is.

This is on the thin side of mouthfeel, which is a good thing when considering the juicy, citrusy quality of the flavors. The mouthfeel confirms what my tastebuds thought in that there is essentially no attempt to give this a significant malt background. Double Trouble as an ABV approaching 10% but its light body and juicy nature make it a darn drinkable drink.

My personal preferences in double IPAs lean towards the unbalanced ones. I love hop overloads, specifically grapefruit flavor overloads. Founders Double Trouble gives me that. I'll be picking up some more, for sure.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2009 02:52:46 | More by Reaper16
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plutoniumpete

Ohio

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.

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Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,748 ratings.