Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by jdhowe:
4.06/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Thanks to JohnnieNepal for the bottle!
I've been warned that this is likely slightly past its prime, but am excited to try it anyway.
A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with minimmal straw-colored head that dissipates quickly to a ring. Little to no lacing left down the glass.
S: Clean malt sweetness backed by a little bit of citrusy hop character. A very small bit of earthiness shows through. Malts and hops complement one another very well, but the hops could be a little more prominent.
T/M: This is definitely just a little past its prime, as warned. Up front is a swelling sweet malt taste with a little prickliness from carbonation and alcohol. Hop bitterness is evident on the finish and not really anywhere else, and a little alcohol shows through toward the end, but not too much -- I'd not guess this for a 9.4%abv beer aside perhaps from the hints from the brief head retention. A nice citrus taste follows the malts toward the end of the sip. Mouthfeel is very good... a solid medium with plenty of carbonation (but not overdone). This is really pleasant to drink, although I do wonder if it might be better fresher. I imagine it would be.
O: Very happy I have gotten to try this. Hopefully I will get to try it a little fresher next time around, but this is still a very good beer even with some age... just a little muted from what I imagine it should be. Very drinkable... almost scarily so for something this high in abv.
Serving type: bottle
08-30-2013 23:47:56 | More by jdhowe
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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.