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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,519 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,519
Reviews: 1,572
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 353
Gots: 648 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

dsl72701, Jun 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

smooth_aleing, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of basics
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Extremely light golden color. Slightly hazy but vibrant overall. One finger head with aggressive pour.

S: Beautiful, one of the best aromas I've ever gotten. Load of astringent fruity hops. Grapefruit, Papaya, Prune juice.

T: the taste matches the smell, except even more fruit. Biting bitterness all the way through, but especially on the back. It lingers on the tongue for quite a bit even thought it's not a "syrupy" hop presence. Reminds me of the same hop profile as 'sucks' except bigger and better. Hardly any malt.

M: Medium to thick-- Slick and oily at first, breaks down into slightly sticky lingering bitterness, near perfect.

O: My new favourite IPA-- severely underrated. I put this above Hopslam in a heartbeat.

basics, May 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

BillyLrsn, May 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

PthPndr, Jan 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Chevelle66, May 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

francisweizen, Jun 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

luvbier, Apr 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

hoosier222002, Mar 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

DooshBagalow, May 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Zuidman, Apr 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Sintech, Jul 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

jroberts8811, Jul 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

BoLLoCKz, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

A: Hazy deep golden yellow with one-finger, white, foamy head that lasted a couple of minutes. Nice lacing.

S: Hops, pine and citrus. Sweet caramel malt.

T: Moderate sweetness and solid hop bitterness. The bitterness is up front and the sweet malt follows. Matches the nose. Very good.

M: Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Slightly dry.

O: This is a really good Double. I was surprised to see 9.4% ABV - I couldn't tell.

SolipsismalCat, Aug 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

ILLEGALSMILEs, Jan 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

jkrug5, Aug 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

cld253, Feb 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

JeffTheJuice, May 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

NateSharpless, Aug 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Pcsolutions, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of mnphish
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottled 4/6/13 served in a tumbler glass. It pours a nice clear gold body with a chunky white head. Double Trouble smells of big juicy hops, resinous pine, light caramel malt, and a touch of booze.

It starts with pungent hop flavor of grapefruit, citrus, lemon, some malt, and finishes with bitter pine flavor in my mouth. It's not overly bittersweet and not too resinous. Lots of juicy fruit flavor to be had in this one. It has a nice medium mouthfeel that drinks easy but is lethal.

It reminds me a lot of HopSlam and turns my world upside down / :

mnphish, Apr 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

sketchpunx, May 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

stephensinner, Sep 06, 2013
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,519 ratings.