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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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4,758 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,758
Reviews: 1,526
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 312
Gots: 413 | FT: 5
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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mbudner

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 12/22/09. Poured into pint glass.

A- Golden, slightly hazy, suspended particles, 2-finger white head.

S- Grapefruit central. Strong citrusy notes (maybe orange peel) with floral finish. A slight biscuity aroma.

T- Tastes like fresh grapefruit juice with strong flavors followed by a bitter bite. The finish does have a booziness to it, but I think it may be more pronounced because of the bitter grapefruit rind. Between the initial sweet grapefruit and the finishing bite, there is a bit of a bready malt. I wouldn't call this a balanced IPA by any means, but that isn't the goal, now is it? Slightly grassy in the finish also as it warms (somewhat in place of the bitterness, which mellows with warming.)

M- Nice and sticky. Well carbonated. Coats the mouth with a slick oily hop bitterness.

D- Although the booze is slightly noticeable (something I rarely note in a DIPA), it is deceptively drinkable for a 9.4% brew. I could definitely have a few of these. The intense bitterness that lingers on the back of the palate in the form of grapefruit peel does make it slightly slower drinking.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2010 03:20:21 | More by mbudner
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a: This beer is crystal clear and light yellow in color. For a beer as strong as this one is, such a light color is fairly surprising! Little to no head is detectable, and any that formed dissipates very quickly.

The presence of hop oils and alcohol can explain that one away.
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S: light, resinous, and reminiscent of dark fruits, all mixed in with the caramely smell I assioate with stronger, maltier beers. Overall this aroma leans a lot more in the malts direction, but plays well with the hops.

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t: This beer just slams you in the gut with hops, and I for one kinda like it. It hits with a very resinious, neutral flavor. Their was a bit of hoppy raisins/prunes to this one (dark fruits) The bitterness lasts quite a long time, and resonates on the tongue. The beer also has a heavy, sweet malty presence, but its hard to taste because of all the hops (you really can only feel it on the mouth-feel)
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O: I picked up this beer because I love founders: I have pretty much developed a need to pick up their new brews on a whim. And this beer (similar to what I've heard about devil dancer) is not worth the money its being charged. It is a very, very fine Imperial IPA, but its flavor does nothing much different: just a punch of fruity american hops and a lot of malt. I feel that its worth a try, but I feel a bit of remorse about the 15 I spend on a 4 pack, when I might had been able to get something far, far more interesting for the same price.

but as I said before, its a fin imperial ipa. It does the job it needed to do...but it sadly isn't that unique or interesting to people who have indulged in many, many fine IPA's
4.25/5

Worth picking up if the price is right at a bar, or split up between a friend if you need to try all the founders brews (like me)

Ill probably not pick it up again...but who knows?

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Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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