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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,052 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,052
Reviews: 1,547
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 329
Gots: 508 | 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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SammyDavisJrJrJr

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Lighter colored body than most, with honey tints. Average head, with some lacing.

S - Yeasty in the aroma, with big, juicy sweet citrus, a bit of alcohol bite, and grapefruit bitterness. Solid American IIPA aroma with good balance.

T/M - Big hops lead to a dry palate overall, very resiny and piney. Sweetness does come through, but mild and with tart citrus highlights. The main characteristic that seemed to separate this from other IIPAs was the alcohol, which was more assertive than I would have liked... Body is right on par with its style, with a nice creaminess.

D - Not bad, but not quite up to par for me with other Founders products. The alcohol seemed to dominate the flavor to much for this to be an elite IIPA. Still, good hop bomb, and will more than satisfy your need for hops.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2009 02:51:01 | More by SammyDavisJrJrJr
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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.

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Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,052 ratings.