Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by tectactoe:
4.35/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Double Trouble pours a translucent, sunburst-orange color with some darker highlights around the edges, appearing nearly copper at times. A thick, creamy cap tops this one off, slightly off-white in color leaving plenty of fat lacing behind as it trudges down the glass. Very nice and clean looking beer - I appreciate unfiltered IPA's, although the crystal clear ones are always extremely impressive as well.
The aroma on Double Trouble is crazy-powerful, especially considering this particular bottle is less than a week old. Insane tropical fruits and citrus obliterate my sense of smell momentarily as my face is buried in the glass; pineapple, mango, nectarines, grapefruit... So fresh and deliciously juicy. Very sweet and delectable with a more-than-solid, hoppy counterpoint. Lightly floral, leafy, and piney hops hit just as hard with some oily resins and a nearly dank character. Double Trouble smells fantastic.
There's a huge hop presence on the palate - to be expected for a 9.4% ABV Double IPA, although alcohol isn't noticeable at all. Leafy, earthy, and lightly herbal, pepper-coated hops trash about with some pine and hop oil flavors in the background. Though the assertiveness of the profile takes a jump, the sweet tropical fruits are still heavy in the flavor - pineapple and nectarines are the most dominant of all.
The finish contains some grassy and onion-like notes, just enough to be interesting but not so much as to be off-putting or weird. Malt in this one is low. Lower than lower. At the most, maybe some sweet breadiness in the very, very background, but even then - I'm probably just kidding myself. This thing is all about the hoppy off-balance, and it does it so well. Medium bodied, borderline sticky with a wet and slick mouth feel; high carbonation.
Double Trouble has always been one of my favorite, local IPAs. I really wish it was available year-round, but a seasonal release means you always know that you're getting it fresh, and this stuff is amazing when it's fresh, so I guess there is a nice trade-off. So out of kilter towards the hops, but in such a lovely and delicate way. Tastes like a DIPA with the drinkability of an APA.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2012 01:04:02 | More by tectactoe
More User Reviews:
4.8/5 rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This is an excellent beer on-tap, i have never had it out of the bottle so i can not comment on that. It is a full flavor easy drinking beer. It will not you on your ass if you aren't careful with it. I would put it in the top 5 beers brewed from founders.
Serving type: on-tap
03-06-2014 21:03:29 | More by ctrousse
3.98/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Founders Double Trouble pours a yellow semi-translucent liquid topped with an weaker foamy white head. Both the nose and tongue share the simple sweet floral hop flavor. The potency is balanced, but unimpressive for the style. On the mouth is a smooth clean refreshing beer that is expected for craft beers. Overall Double Trouble is a delicious strong simple beer that is worth a taste. It's not the best Founders has to offer, but it's still worthy of the name.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2014 03:20:41 | More by lsiberian
4.1/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - golden straw, light for style, spotty lace. Little head.
S - lively hops, citrus, apricots, tangerines, peaches.
T - big hop hit, full flavour. Citrus, pine, apricot, lychee, all the right noises. Moderatley bitter, good malt backbone.
M - low carbonation, smooth, just short of oily. Nice.
O - I am not a Founders fan, but this is well made and well priced. Top stuff.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 08:04:10 | More by heygeebee
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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