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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,979 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 4,979
Reviews: 1,544
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 330
Gots: 478 | 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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mjtiernan

New York

4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip at fridge temp. Bottled 3/20/12.

A: Thin white half finger head sits on top of a slightly hazy straw yellow body. Head dissipated quickly and left a ring around the edge. Looks slightly oily.

S: Mango and pear with a dose of sweet malt. This is right up my alley.

T: The wonderful tropical fruit flavor from the nose carries into the flavor. The malt is present but is more floral and biscuity than sweet...and it’s a welcome break from the typical overly sweet DIPA malt profile.

M: Body is medium, texture slightly oily (but not off-putting), carbonation is lively and the finish is only slightly alcoholic. Drinkability is very high for a 9.4% beer due to the lack of cloyingly sweet malt and abrasive hops.

O: This is a DIPA that’s right up my alley. Tropical fruit, flowery malt and high drinkability. Doesn’t feel like it’s attacking my sensibilities. A wonderful beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 02:16:08 | More by mjtiernan
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Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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