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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,064 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 5,064
Reviews: 1,547
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 330
Gots: 509 | FT: 7
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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lbower860

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured form a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass

A: Ligher than I expected from for a 9 percent DIPA. Pretty light amber color that was fairly clear (also surprising) that turns more of light straw when held to the light. There was a really nice white head from the pour that lasted for quite a while and left some white specks down the glass.

S: Not overly powerful, does not smell like a 9 percent DIPA. Citrusy, piney and some sourness also.

T: Very, very drinkable for a DIPA. I had a real tough time tasting the 9 percent. Nice and sweet with some tasty pleasant malt on the back of the palate.

M: This felt more like a standard IPA than a DIPA. Crazy how drinkable and smooth this is.

O: Pretty surprising for me. Very drinkable for a 9 percent. I think it drank more like a 6.5 or 7. All around a really really good option and good tasting DIPA. Not quite at the top of my list my really good.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2011 04:31:45 | More by lbower860
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

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

3 week old bottle.

Pouring down the middle of a snifter reveals not much white head and a clear golden body.

Hops are the name of the game in the aroma. There is a slightly evident bready malt backbone and some alcohol vapors that mix well with the fruity hop aromas of orange, grapefruit, peach, mango and pine.

Fairly big bitterness here with prevalent grapefruit and resinous flavors. The hops linger in the aftertaste. Bready and sweet malt. Slight alcohol presence in the taste and warming sensation. Medium bodied and some lighter carbonation. A sipper of a beer for sure.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 05:12:32 | More by MattSweatshirt
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hippityhophead24

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-09-2012 03:22:47 | More by hippityhophead24
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-15-2011 16:53:04 | More by ElGallo
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Ctruskey

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-25-2014 23:51:13 | More by Ctruskey
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pest

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-23-2011 03:29:24 | More by pest
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Pens1967

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-30-2014 01:03:17 | More by Pens1967
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-29-2012 10:02:09 | More by Texasfan549
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brittanylicious

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-26-2014 13:26:49 | More by brittanylicious
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dpjosuns

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-22-2011 03:25:21 | More by dpjosuns
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GORUM

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-01-2012 15:37:28 | More by GORUM
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Envelopes

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-21-2013 05:42:21 | More by Envelopes
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Vdubb86

Illinois

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

Served in a pint glass

This beer pours a hazy golden color with a thin white foam that hangs on the surface. The smell is of grapefruit and pine resin. Orange blossom and a tad bit of honey mixed in. Essentially it smells mainly of fruity hops. The flavor is of earthy grapefruit and orange zest. Not overly potent, I would like to hope that this which is as new as I could have reasonably gotten it isn't already past it's prime. The mouthfeel is the standard bitterness, but not nearly as frustratingly acidic as many other beers that I've had. I can't believe this is a DIPA, it has the lightness of a regular IPA. The drinkability is good on this beer, though to anyone drinking it, I would make damn sure it's as fresh as possible.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 21:05:25 | More by Vdubb86
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Dolfan907

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-27-2013 19:04:04 | More by Dolfan907
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bralston345

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-14-2013 23:13:41 | More by bralston345
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kbutler1

Minnesota

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

Brother brought me a growler for my birthday.
A: Pours a nice golden color with a lacey white head. Head slowly falls leaving a coaster sized white, small bubble head
S: Smells like hops!
T: Smooth flavor followed by the very strong hops that overpower your mouth
M: Very good mouthfeel
D: Very drinkable but it will get to you after a few!
For a DIPA it is very good!

Serving type: growler

04-10-2009 20:18:54 | More by kbutler1
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-22-2011 02:25:55 | More by PittBeerGirl
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larbush

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-22-2012 18:59:31 | More by larbush
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maxk

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-21-2013 00:17:36 | More by maxk
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mike178


4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-03-2012 01:42:09 | More by mike178
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lobos62

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-26-2013 20:50:29 | More by lobos62
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ZAP

Minnesota

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

A-Cloudy peach color...little head

S-Somewhat subdued but enticing....bright citrus fruits...mandarin oranges, tangerines, pineapples, and some mango/papaya...

T-Citrus notes are similar and toss in some peaches too....there is also a little asprin like astringency..

M-Medium to full bodied....a little syruppy...closes with a slightly harsh hop bite...

D-Everyone wants to compare this to Hopslam and I was hoping this could compete....it doesn't....it's not that it isn't good because this is one of the better DIPA's I've had but it is not on the same level as the Slam...(.I did a blind taster of this, Torpedo, and Slam and it came in second behind Slam)....it has some similar characteristics of Slam but is not as assertive in the sweet citrus flavors....DT also does have a little more harsh bitterness on the finish too..

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2009 04:27:55 | More by ZAP
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SarcasticAaron

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-12-2013 21:20:59 | More by SarcasticAaron
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Lynn

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-14-2012 23:09:25 | More by Lynn
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mishtif

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-11-2013 19:39:47 | More by mishtif
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,064 ratings.