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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,048 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 5,048
Reviews: 1,547
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 329
Gots: 506 | 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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Reviews by timmay41:
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timmay41

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured at Christopher's, Cambridge, MA, and served in a 12oz. tulip glass.

A: Pours a pale, slightly hazy yellow hue, accompanied by a dense one-finger head that's almost pure white with medium-sized carbonation bubbles. The lacing involves an intricate array of these little globs and spots on the sides of the glass. Terrific presentation.

S: Hoppy, resinous, along with grassy fragrances and pear juice. Some malty/alcohol sweetness after swirling the glass around.

T & M: First sip is a deliciously bitter hop bite with big carbonated texture to boot. Not syrupy in taste or mouthfeel. Piney with some citrus notes (grapefruit, blood orange). The malts assert themselves to balance the taste out as the beer warms up a bit. Provides a lovely hoppy aftertaste.

D: Invigorating, complex, and incredibly drinkable. It was a late Saturday afternoon beer so I hadn't eaten in awhile, and I could feel the alcohol warming my cheeks. But this is profoundly drinkable for any hop head.

Serving type: on-tap

03-24-2009 04:01:38 | More by timmay41
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Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,048 ratings.