Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by blakesell:
4.18/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from the twist off 12oz bottle into a nearly sam adams glass, some other crystal beer tasting goblet.
Appearance- Beer pours yellow and lightly hazy in the bottom of the glass, more orange and hazy towards the goblet portion. A soft half finger of white head rises and falls but lacing retains on the sides of the glass forming a perfect smiley face with horns, a coincidence, but very neat looking.
Smell- The scent on this is phenomenal, orangey citrus and grapefruit, a bit of earthy yeast, sweet base malts, perhaps even some lager malt in there. There is a sweetness that sticks around that is very pleasant.
Taste- Light bitter tanginess, so much hop but not as much as the triple IPA, Devil Dancer that caused blisters on the tongue. This is a good thing, I can drink this one and it doesn't hurt me near as badly until the alcohol catches up. The sweetness is still here lingering making this one smooth DIPA. Sad that it's only in 4 packs for the winter season. I've been going IPA bonkers this winter and in quantity.
Mouthfeel- Creamy, sticky, not astringent, bitter, warming, smooth, medium full bodied, and lightly carbonated.
Drinkability- This is an excellent drinker and I would choose this as my lawnmower beer. I would be hot as hell, but I would be happy.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2009 23:11:18 | More by blakesell
More User Reviews:
4.25/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Purchased on 7/19/14 with a 'Brewed On' date of 6/17/14 making this bottle a little over a month old. 12 oz. Bottle poured into my Tree House Brewing tulip glass.
A – Poured with a thin, white head that dissipated quickly leaving clumps of small bubbles on top. Has decent lacing on the glass but doesn't really cling tremendously well. It has a slightly hazy, gold color. I find it a bit lighter in color than other DIPAs I've had.
S – Nice citrusy, fruity hops right up front. I'm getting some pine/resin with a lot of mango, tangerine, and orange. The malt sweetness is hiding in the background and isn't overpowered by the hops. Really nice smelling DIPA...it's making my mouth water waiting for my first sip!
T – Mmmm, very nice. I get the tropical fruit/citrus hops right up front which melds right into piney, resinous hops. It leaves a long, bitter and dry aftertaste, which isn't unpleasant. There's a lot of hop oils in this one...it's really coating my mouth well. Malts are subdued and offer a solid background for the hops to shine on. After a few sips I'm starting to notice the 9.4% abv. Certainly not overpowering but it has enough alcohol presence to notice it's there. Overall a very nice tasting DIPA.
M – The oily hop resin really stands out to me in the beer. It fills my whole mouth. Above average carbonation...a bit high in my opinion but I don't think it takes anything away from the beer. Not the most creamy IPA but the mouthfeel is still smooth and luscious.
O – Very good DIPA. It would be well worth checking out for any hophead out there. I was pleasantly surprised with this one. I didn't know how well Founder's would do with a DIPA but they really succeeded with this one.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 21:30:53 | More by CJRubes
4.65/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
From a bottle into a pint glass. 5/1/14 is the bottle date.
A: pure gold with very little head and nothing for lace on the glass.
S: nothing but hops on this one. Possibly some floral notes mixed in but with the overwhelming hops it's tough to pick out.
T: hops from start to finish. A bit of fruitiness like grape or pineapple accompanies the hops. No malts at all.
M: heavy on the bitterness. Coats the whole mouth with hops. The flavor sticks around for a good minute before starting to fade.
O: So so good. One of the best DIPA's I've had to date
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 23:11:26 | More by Gear54
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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