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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,943 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 4,943
Reviews: 1,539
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 329
Gots: 466 | 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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beerorRIP

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a bottle to a clear pint glass: must have been too cold, or i didn't pour with enough gusto - only a small layer of foam showed up on top. little bits of lace stick, but not too much else. the body is a very cloudy (think hefeweizen) yellow-orange.

smells hoppy with a chance of alcohol. very citrusy hops in this one. a nice aromatic one.

some initial (and little) sweetness and caramel yield to an onslaught of hops and bitterness. some alcohol hotness shows up in the end. not overly complex but simply tasty.

a medium to light body with good carbonation that prickles the tongue. not oily or slick feeling.

easy to drink, especially with the mouthfeel like it is. it would be easy to down a few pints of this, but then the abv would no doubt rear it's head and make me feel quite the fool.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2009 23:27:22 | More by beerorRIP
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spacebear09

Maryland

3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance- Light golden color, small head.

Smell- Very delicate smell for a double IPA. Hints of citrus and light hop aroma.

Taste- Delicate floral subtleties atop a finish of grapefruit and pill bitterness. Not my favorite flavor profile, but it's good for what it is. Seems to have a very light malt profile, barely detectable. Still than Centennial.

Mouthfeel- Good carbonation, drinks quite light for a double.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 03:23:03 | More by spacebear09
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kmoen

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-24-2014 03:20:51 | More by kmoen
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MisterMike

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-24-2014 03:14:55 | More by MisterMike
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BigRedDog

Tennessee

4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours with an amber/gold color. Small head with good lacing.

Smells like citrus. Lots of grapefruit on the nose. Some floral notes. Maybe even some slight honey?

Not as hop forward as I was expecting. The taste begins with a slight maltiness that I didn't expect from a double IPA, which subdues. Hops take over and provide a nice bitterness. Getting some herb flavor with lingering hops.

Almost a creamy mouthfeel. Thicker than most IPA's I've had. Still very good though.

I was surprised by the subdued hops, and actually enjoyed the slight maltiness. The thought occurred to me to maybe age one... but it is an IPA...

Overall a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 01:26:17 | More by BigRedDog
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Matthew1788

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-24-2014 01:25:45 | More by Matthew1788
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atorres

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-24-2014 00:40:09 | More by atorres
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pschie1

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +18.5%

07-24-2014 00:22:07 | More by pschie1
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-24-2014 00:05:53 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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Kyrojack

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-23-2014 23:56:55 | More by Kyrojack
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Csparks33

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-23-2014 23:46:23 | More by Csparks33
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BG718

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-23-2014 23:40:51 | More by BG718
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.73/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into a Founders imperial pint.
9.4% ABV, 86 IBUs, Bottled 06/17/2014

A - Hazed with fine particles, this golden orange beer is capped with a giant whipped-topping-like cream-colored head. Fantastic retention keeps the foam afloat despite the high ABV and as it descended into lumpiness, it left giant patches of sticky lacing.

S - Potent orange citrus, pineapple, and splash of grapefruit fruitiness mingle with pine-needle hop aromatics, bursting forth followed by an assertive malt backbone that holds everything together perfectly.

T - Big blast of sticky pine sap and bitter orange peel citrus hops punch you in the kisser followed closely by a potent alcohol spice and warmth. Its somewhat sweet malt backbone is there but completely overshadowed by hops.

M - Double Trouble's hefty malt backbone makes for a full body that's quickly offset by sharp hop bitterness and a spicy, drying alcohol finish that's a kick in the ass.

O - Founder's Double Trouble uses everything that's awesome about a double IPA to it's advantage; big fruitiness, pine sap bitterness, a hefty malt backbone, and the alcohol that goes along with it. In a market flooded with this style, Double Trouble is one of the better examples out there.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 23:17:13 | More by BeerFMAndy
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woopigscotty

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-23-2014 21:10:28 | More by woopigscotty
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teemoney

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-23-2014 20:21:14 | More by teemoney
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Polycarp55

Florida

4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Note: I am not experienced in rating beers, but this beer reminded me of my favorite beer Plinny the Younger. I bought the Founders at an ABC Liquor, the beer was located on the checkout table, and it appealed to me. I figured $4.50 was a fair price... not cheap but not too expensive. So I tasted the beer and was impressed by its tart and biter features. It was a perfect thing to drink after a long day at work.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 19:46:42 | More by Polycarp55
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Chuffbomb

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-23-2014 15:42:34 | More by Chuffbomb
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raleigh_blue

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-23-2014 14:00:16 | More by raleigh_blue
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meb3476

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-23-2014 10:30:32 | More by meb3476
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jeffaroo95

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-23-2014 05:26:28 | More by jeffaroo95
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SavageHopHead

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-23-2014 03:15:59 | More by SavageHopHead
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ocelot2500

Arizona

3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a small, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of bright fruity hops.

Tastes of the bright hops with a solid malt base. Hops lead off with bright citrus notes coupled with some pine and floral notes. Not particularly bitter. Malts come through next and a touch of syrupy sweetness and bread. Finishes fairly clean with a bit of lingering hops.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly assertive amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is good, but I don't see it as one of the best. Maybe I got an older bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 03:07:40 | More by ocelot2500
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dapperdandy

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-23-2014 02:53:33 | More by dapperdandy
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astronautjones

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-23-2014 00:40:49 | More by astronautjones
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stomioka

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-23-2014 00:39:52 | More by stomioka
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Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,943 ratings.