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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

Founders Double TroubleFounders Double Trouble

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,451 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4451
Reviews: 1512
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%


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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jondeelee

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Double Trouble opens to a hoppy nose, with pink grapefruit, mint, dandelion stem, eucalyptus, and lemon oil, as well as touches of anise and pepper, the aromas nicely balanced and geared toward the bitter side of the hop spectrum. Orange, apricot, berry, and cherry fruit esters add balancing sweetness, as do brown sugar and touches of confectioner’s sugar. Toast crust, biscuit, and Grape Nuts cereal add bready, grainy notes to counter the bitter and sugary notes. But the hops are always first and foremost, the beer obviously living up to the Imperial IPA label. Still, the beer is fairly nicely balanced between sugar, bread, and hop, and while the hops are the strongest aromas, the others are present in good enough quantity to make themselves known, the orange fruit esters being especially nice.

On the tongue, the beer is incredibly hoppy, with lemon oil, eucalyptus, grapefruit rind, dandelion stem, anise, mint, and pepper all fighting for delicious dominance, the hops heavily geared toward the bitter side, and showcasing virtually every bitter hop flavor possible. The orange, apricot, berry, and cherry fruit esters are still present in good quantity, mixing with the brown sugar to provide a welcome break from the bitterness. Toast crust, biscuit, and Grape Nuts cereal bread-and-grain notes help ground the flavors. Pessimistically, the hop notes can be somewhat medicinal and astringent; the heavy orange fruit esters help counter this somewhat. The aftertaste is mainly hops, lingering on the tongue for a long time. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is excellent Imperial IPA, and should be a must-try for hopheads. The hops are nicely chosen to showcase a wide variety of flavors, and the beer as a whole presents a good measure of countering sugars and breads. While the sheer strength of the hops does lead to an obviously out-of-balance beer, the deliciousness of the overall profile does largely make up for it.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 00:40:58 | More by jondeelee
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Poured into a la Chouffe tulip

Double trouble

A - pale straw, half finger white head and some lacing

S - very sweet, tons of citrus, lots of tropical fruits and flowers, very sweet, lots of malt, slight pungent yeast and all around awesomeness

T - super hoppy, lots of sugar, tons of fruit, grass, yeast, wheat, nice sweet malt, boozey but not to boozey, very slight MJ note. Very simple but tons of flavor

M - Full bodied, excellent balance, simple complexity, medium acidity and a very nice almost perfect hop, malt and sugary booze finish

D/O - This is the kind of beer that makes me want all beers to be readily available all over the America's! One of the better DIPA's I have had and most definitely makes founders worth the "hype"

Final Thoughts - at 9+ ABV this beer kicks it into gear and is one of the better DIPA's. Still, not being easy to obtain, make this beer obnoxiously awesome!

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Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,451 ratings.