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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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4,925 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,925
Reviews: 1,535
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 328
Gots: 462 | 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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Reviews by foogerd:
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foogerd

New York

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- Sun kissed clear yellow body, small white head.

S- Thats some fresh hops! grapefruit and citrus makes the biggest splash, some pine notes, and some malt.

TM&D- All of the aroma and then some, where this brew really shines is its drinkability its 9.4 and tastes about 6%. It goes down ridiculously easy and its thirst quenching. I cant remember a brew with such a high IBU and ABV that was this is easy to drink, I would almost call it sessionable but I know im going to feel this later.

Founders didnt break any new ground here in the Double IPA category but its one of the most balanced drinkable IPA's Ive had so its totally worth filling up your fridge with this brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2011 22:37:06 | More by foogerd
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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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Massachusetts

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CJRubes

Massachusetts

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
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Indiana

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
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Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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