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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,935 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,935
Reviews: 1,617
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 374
Gots: 805 | FT: 12
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:
Beer added by: CortexBomb on 12-06-2006

86 IBUs and 9.4% ABV
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Ratings: 5,935 | Reviews: 1,617
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

09/02/09- Purchased at Buy-Rite Liquors in Plainfield, NJ.

Presentation- 12oz bottle, did not check for freshness info. Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance- Light clouded orange colored pour. 1/2 inch head with decent staying power and decent lace markings.

Smell- Nice fruity hop aroma and light caramel notes from the malt.

Taste- Very easy drinking. Very mellow and well rounded with a nice fruity and mid range bitter hop kick...nice toasted caramel base as well.

Mouthfeel- Pretty smooth and slightly silky with a sharp but brisk carbonation level.

Drinkability- Not in the top tier of DIPA's, but a nice flavorful brew that could be considered sessionable for it's easy drinking ability.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: light golden hue with a light haze and a languid effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy white foam. Kind of plain for a double IPA, but still, looks good.

Smell: nice citrusy aroma with a medium-to-light intensity. It doesn't blow me away with volume, but its subtlety and clean fruitiness are very nice.

Taste: fruity, citrusy and lightly floral hops build out the beginning. A light malt backbone lets the hops take the driver's seat. The bitterness is smooth at the end and is strong but not biting at all. I like it.

Mouthfeel: good body and a silky smoothness. Carbonation is relatively low so this beer isn't hugely creamy, but the silkiness is very nice going down.

Overall: a nice, subtle Imperial IPA. Perhaps a bit too subtle, indeed, for the style, which typically requires a more in-your-face attitude. Still, very nice, and I would definitely have this again if given the chance.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly hazed gold. Head is bright-white and drops to a thin ring pretty quickly. Carbonation is on point.

Smell: Tropical fruit laced with pine. Nice level of sweetness. Hints of grapefruit and biscuits. Faint grassiness in the back. As it warms the grapefruit takes over and takes a decidedly candied run. Sweetness works in the long run as it's tempered by a lingering bitterness/pine.

Taste: Grapefruit explosion. Nice level of citrus overall. Pine, pith, and something almost tropical come through the back, but grapefruit dominates. Big fleshy grapefruit coupled with some zest. Malts are a touch sweet and add a slight biscuit element to the back. Lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Slightly higher carbonation than expected leads to a crisp mouthfeel and a medium body. Dry on the sip.

Overall: Very solid. One of the more grapefruit-forward DIPAs I've encountered.

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Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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