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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,943 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,943
Reviews: 1,539
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 329
Gots: 466 | 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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Ratings: 4,943 | Reviews: 1,539 | Display Reviews Only:
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Morockm

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-20-2013 17:15:49 | More by Morockm
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Otisimaas

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-15-2013 03:48:12 | More by Otisimaas
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ironfistmargate

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-11-2012 16:06:07 | More by ironfistmargate
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hvy1

Maine

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-03-2014 12:11:33 | More by hvy1
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dankster

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

thanks to jamie for this bottle.

A- cloudy golden. looks unfiltered

S- grapefruit and wood resin. almost like a barrel age.

T- strong citrus of grapefruit and orange. wood taste of pine and oily resins. really good stuff

M- a little sticky and harsh but still really drinkable.

O- dam good DIPA but the ABV at 9.4% puts the hurt on real quick. try this if you can but be aware that is does not taste like the ABV!

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 23:18:27 | More by dankster
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smbslt

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-11-2012 15:17:12 | More by smbslt
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keanlacrosse

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-27-2012 19:43:27 | More by keanlacrosse
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ShreddedThumb

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-14-2013 21:18:59 | More by ShreddedThumb
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C2H5

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-07-2012 04:46:34 | More by C2H5
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Matthew1788

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-24-2014 01:25:45 | More by Matthew1788
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beckje01

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Golden color that you can see through with some activity.

S - Super hop in the nose and some hints of sweet.

T - Sweet hop then a good big of sweet malt alone. Over all tone is less about the hops standing out in the taste unlike the nose.

M - Nice activity and thickness

D - Very drinkable and enjoyable the ABV is almost too well hidden

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2009 06:13:05 | More by beckje01
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juliusseizure

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-20-2012 18:20:42 | More by juliusseizure
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blange3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-01-2011 21:16:25 | More by blange3
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-02-2011 05:21:25 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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pbass78

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-04-2012 21:51:24 | More by pbass78
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Trruss1086

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-12-2013 04:48:21 | More by Trruss1086
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geekrot

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-11-2013 17:34:26 | More by geekrot
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Dan3279

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Founders quest continues and takes me to Double Trouble. I wish this bottle had a born on date and my beer guy told me that this bottle had a bit of time on it but should still be good. I poured the 12oz bottle into my DFH snifter glass to find hazy golden yellow body with a small white head. The aroma was pretty standard for a double ipa, strong grapefruit notes that went into some hints of sweetness.

The taste was pretty standard for a double IPA nothing special or anything that makes this one stand apart from the more popular doubles. Don't get me wrong I still like it, but this is a pretty straight forward double. The pine hops stand out the most with some sweet malts and some lasting bitterness in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel was good, a decent amount of carbonation and the alcohol was hidden pretty well.

Overall a solid double IPA, I enjoyed this one and can't wait to get a fresh one next time it comes out and review it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 01:15:44 | More by Dan3279
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Dave1999

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber with a thin white head.

The smell is citrus and piney hops.

The taste is bitter, citrus hop and pine. There is a sweet malt back bone but the bitterness takes the forefront.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and oily. My youngest feels like it is coated in bitter hops.

A very good and hoppy bitter dipa. Hides its abv very well.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 00:06:24 | More by Dave1999
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BrewSTL

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-30-2013 02:23:44 | More by BrewSTL
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-29-2013 22:37:19 | More by mrfrancis
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-06-2011 06:51:29 | More by twelveinches
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22Blue

Kansas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-31-2014 16:02:30 | More by 22Blue
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adrian21

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-15-2011 20:20:45 | More by adrian21
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Kasper1511

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-06-2013 22:13:54 | More by Kasper1511
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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