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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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4,957 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,957
Reviews: 1,542
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 329
Gots: 471 | 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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salvo

Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy gold with two inches of pure white fluffy head that slowly dissipates to ring the glass and etch it all the way down, leaving oily residue from the hops.

Smell is an explosion of tropical and piney hops; evergreen, guava, and pineapple. Lovely.

Pine is first followed by pineapple, then peppery alcohol burn. Slowly unfolds to resinous astringent tea-like bitters. Not much in the way of malt, but there is enough sweetness to balance the 86 IBUs and almost 10% alcohol.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin for such a big double-hopped big imperial, but I kept trying to just smell the beer and couldn't help but sip it. So it's also highly drinkable. It's just not as balanced between bitter and sweet, malt and hops. Assertive is an understatement.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2011 04:09:21 | More by salvo
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Act25

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another DIPA at near 10%. Frankly, I prefer my beers at the 6-7% range, as the 50% increase in alcohol loses as much as it gains.

Appearance: Not much retention and only a bit of lace. I expect a DIPA to look rich and sticky. Not much carbonation, but that's ok, it's wine-like.

Smell: Grassy hops, oily, resinous, with rind of grapefruit and pineapple, and brown sugar.

Taste: Too sugary and candy like? Oily with with the grapefruit and pineapple almost coated in sugar and a bit cloying, after the swallow, the finish is pungent and resinous. Despite the sugar and alcohol, almost as complex as a grand-marnier or after-dinner drink and just as warming.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and sticky, with low carbonation; almost brandy like, with warmth and buzz on the tongue.

Overall: Sweeter and more liquor like that other DIPAs, a great winter beer, or last one of the night - so long as you need not drive, it's bitter, resinous and cloying.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 02:08:19 | More by Act25
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JDeming

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-25-2014 01:41:10 | More by JDeming
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Porter

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-25-2014 01:16:18 | More by Porter
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Quercus67

Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pours golden straw yellow with thin white head. alcohol legs present.

smells of citrus, some pine very forward . in yo face hopsilicious and so inviting.

taste = bam. upfront bitter citrus, grapefruit, hoppy goodness. biscuity crystal malts , perfectly balanced with the high alcohol and bitterness. moderate mouthfeel. slight warm alcohol taste. finish is quit lovely with nice sugary grapefruit bitterness lingering.

I love this beer. One of the best DIPAS out there and one of the reasons I rank Founders in the top 10 Breweries in the Country.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 00:28:44 | More by Quercus67
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kushlash23

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-25-2014 00:03:22 | More by kushlash23
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rhynosorus

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

07-24-2014 23:38:36 | More by rhynosorus
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HopsSlayer

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-24-2014 23:28:53 | More by HopsSlayer
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a0lbudman

Alabama

4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Clear golden color with a small white head
S-pine resin aroma with a orange smell coming in heavy
T-hop taste with the orange background that turns into a pine resin aftertaste that does not fade from you taste buds.
M-medium body and low carbonation
O-it was an outstanding flavor and smell. The hops was strong, but the alcohol was well hidden

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 23:13:45 | More by a0lbudman
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PatB1987

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-24-2014 22:57:24 | More by PatB1987
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TommyTheCat

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-24-2014 21:50:48 | More by TommyTheCat
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tylergoov

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-24-2014 19:56:09 | More by tylergoov
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thufflife

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-24-2014 15:36:37 | More by thufflife
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papman

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-24-2014 14:53:47 | More by papman
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Auslander

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-24-2014 14:52:03 | More by Auslander
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spacebear09

Maryland

3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance- Light golden color, small head.

Smell- Very delicate smell for a double IPA. Hints of citrus and light hop aroma.

Taste- Delicate floral subtleties atop a finish of grapefruit and pill bitterness. Not my favorite flavor profile, but it's good for what it is. Seems to have a very light malt profile, barely detectable. Still than Centennial.

Mouthfeel- Good carbonation, drinks quite light for a double.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 03:23:03 | More by spacebear09
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kmoen

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-24-2014 03:20:51 | More by kmoen
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MisterMike

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-24-2014 03:14:55 | More by MisterMike
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BigRedDog

Tennessee

4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours with an amber/gold color. Small head with good lacing.

Smells like citrus. Lots of grapefruit on the nose. Some floral notes. Maybe even some slight honey?

Not as hop forward as I was expecting. The taste begins with a slight maltiness that I didn't expect from a double IPA, which subdues. Hops take over and provide a nice bitterness. Getting some herb flavor with lingering hops.

Almost a creamy mouthfeel. Thicker than most IPA's I've had. Still very good though.

I was surprised by the subdued hops, and actually enjoyed the slight maltiness. The thought occurred to me to maybe age one... but it is an IPA...

Overall a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 01:26:17 | More by BigRedDog
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Matthew1788

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-24-2014 01:25:45 | More by Matthew1788
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atorres

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-24-2014 00:40:09 | More by atorres
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pschie1

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +18.5%

07-24-2014 00:22:07 | More by pschie1
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-24-2014 00:05:53 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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Kyrojack

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-23-2014 23:56:55 | More by Kyrojack
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Csparks33

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-23-2014 23:46:23 | More by Csparks33
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Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,957 ratings.