Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 5,067 | Reviews: 1,548 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ZenAgnostic:
4.97/5 rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
12oz poured into a stange. Bottled 01/27/09 stamped on neck.
Appearance - Cloudy yellow-orange body with 2 finger white head.
Smell - Grassy hop. Banana malt undercurrent. Great balance. definitely two-faced beer. If you focus on the malt, you smell only malt. If you focus on the hop, it's strongly flowery. Strong and balanced on both fronts.
Taste - kick of hop, alcohol in the front. Malt throughout. Finish is malty and hoppy between alternate sips.
Mouthfeel - Medium-full bodied.
Overall Drinkability - Perfect balance. Tug of war.
Serving type: bottle
09-19-2011 23:18:46 | More by ZenAgnostic
More User Reviews:
4.38/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I saw four packs bottled on 6/14 sitting on a case packaged on 7/13. So i lay the four packs aside, open up the case, and pull out a four pack. Goes to show how it pays off to look for dates!!
Poured from a bottle into a snifter at around 40°F
Appearance: Hazy golden color with a very small off white head. Not extremely impressed by the look. But looks are deceiving
Smell: Now this is what I call balanced! Right out the fridge it's one part citrus hops and one part toasted malts. As it warms, I pull out more vibrant citrus with a undertone of malt sweetness
Taste: Right out the fridge I get bright citrus grapefruit and pine upfront, toasted malts in the middle, then the citrus and pine again in the finish that lingers on the palate. As it warms, grapefruit is showcased with a bready sweet malt undertone
Mouthfeel: Full bodied; Low carbonation, smooth with a dry finish.
Overall: This is one of those IPAs (and beers in general) that has different aromas and flavors when cold than closer to room temperature. The toasted malt is more prominent when chilled, resulting in a more balanced beer per se, but as it warms, the citrus is where i like it to be with malts becoming sweeter and playing more in the background. My ratings are based on this beer being closer to room temperature which i enjoy more than straight out the fridge. However, this is not up there with my absolute favorites in the style, but I highly recommend it for someone who enjoys a well balanced IPA. LET IT WARM UP! Cheers!!
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2014 06:39:08 | More by Bone53
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,067 ratings.