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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,831 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,831
Reviews: 1,599
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 359
Gots: 753 | FT: 9
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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A: Pours a light golden body with a foamy slightly off white head.

S: Tons of citrus. Ruby red grapefruit is almost overpowering, but it is in no way offensive. Floral in addition to strawberry and mild hop bitterness.

T: Mild bitterness that slowly builds in strength, met with a mild malt sweetness. Finishes like a grapefruit, bitter and slightly tart. Hides the abv very well, much like PtE but this has even more.

M: Mouthfeel is medium, with a lot of structure. No hint of wateriness.

O: Awesome. It's a great choice for hopheads used to west coast ales but are looking to try a slightly different flavor profile.

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Poured from 12 oz bottle

A: Pours a light golden color like almost every other beer of its type. Pretty good head on this one and it lats for a decent amount of time.

S: Lots of pine and honey scent, seems just about right although not as much hops as I would have expected.

T: Moderate amount of hops with a good bit of honey. Overall taste great!

O: Great beer that I will probably revisit in the future when I can't get hopslam.

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Update with 2011 batch. 12oz bottled January 26, 2011, two weeks old today. Noticeable improvement in the aroma, all the great citrus notes but increased strength. Add in some cannabis and cat spray (smells like Simcoe). Flavor is about the same as previous review. I might actually be enjoying this as much if not more than this year's Hopslam. Damned good stuff, at least when super fresh!

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12oz bottled Jan 7, 2010. Pours hazy amber with a large 2-3 finger white head. Retains a nice cap with plenty of sticky lacing. Nice swirls of haze in the glass.

Aroma is citrusy hops, grapefruit & orange, some grass, light caramel. A little quiet overall.

Flavor is big on citrus, grapefruit, orange, pine, grassy hops up front, some caramel sweetness, then a lasting bitter finish. A tiny touch of alcohol.

Mouthfeel is full, slick, oily, prickly carbonation.

Can't help but compare this to Hopslam. Double Trouble is more bitter, for sure, but lacks the strength and complexity in the aroma. I like 'em both, and I like they have different strengths.

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Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,831 ratings.