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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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Minkybut

Virginia

2.65/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was a cloudy golden color and poured a white foamy head. The smell of this beer was hoppy like a Christmas tree. The taste was the same, WAY hoppy. It was like putting a handful of spruce in your mouth. Too much of that I will not buy again.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2010 18:46:52 | More by Minkybut
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capeannbass36

Massachusetts

2.68/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Clear golden yellow. 1/2 inch white head that disappeared quickly.

S- I am smelling grapefruit and skunk. Nothing else. YUCK.

T- Citrus, pine, very bitter.

M- ehhh. Damn near flat, almost no carbonation.

O- Over priced, over rated. Need to do my homework a bit better. 20 bucks for a 4 pack of this swill?! Does pack a punch.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 03:23:23 | More by capeannbass36
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RiekerStarBrew

Pennsylvania

2.73/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is a beer that I bought in April of 2009 and drank July of 2009. It's appearance in my sniffer glass was a brilliantly clear gold color. The head and lacing was white and minimal. The aroma was mainly dominated by hops. There was a pleasant hop-candy note and the typical citrus. Higher alcohol was also present in the aroma but not overly assertive. The flavor was dominated by an extremely assertive hop bitterness, which I expected. What I did not expect was the beer to be "hot", an out-of-balance alcohol flavor. This high phenolic character distracts from any subtle hop or yeast notes that are most likely there. Overall, this is a big beer in every department. Unfortunately, a possible oversight during fermentation caused it to be a little too big.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2009 15:18:47 | More by RiekerStarBrew
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leinie13

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

03-18-2012 18:20:17 | More by leinie13
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

06-03-2013 13:00:07 | More by Gotti311
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Nichols33

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

05-23-2014 23:29:22 | More by Nichols33
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FrognutUnl

Michigan

2.8/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Nearly crystal clear golden amber. About a half-inch white head that lingers quite a while, leaving a fair amount of lace in its wake.

S - Citrusy and grassy. There is almost no malt to speak of in the nose, just hops.

T - Pure hops. Grass and citrus with very little malt to speak of considering the amount of hop bitterness. The bitterness of the hops encompasses the entirety of the finish.

M - Medium bodied, nothing really worthy of note.

D - A little below average for the style. I would expect a bit more character from the malts to even out the hops a bit.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2009 03:15:14 | More by FrognutUnl
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bbarrows

California

2.88/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured to pint glass.
A: Light amber yellow, fluffy white head, dissipated quickly
S: Resiny, grapefruit aroma
T: Grapefruit and lemony with boozy, alcoholic finish. A bit sweet
M: Dry
D: Due to the boozyness of this beer, I can't drink more than a few ounces.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2011 23:08:26 | More by bbarrows
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

2.88/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had one of these with dinner, and I must say, I was somewhat disappointed. Most of the brews I've had from Founders have been excellent, but this one was just above average in my book. Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass. Is a hazy orange color. Kind of looks like a peach iced tea. No head at all on the pour. Leaves no lacing in the glass. The smell is somewhat nice, but not anything spectacular. Lots of pine and citrus, but nothing all that over whelming. A good smelling beer, but nothing that makes it overly memorable.

Taste is good, a little bit of an alcohol burn upfront. That's somewhat surprising for being under 10% and an IPA. Usually, you get smacked with hops on the first sip, but the Hops come through on the finish with the one. That citrus, piney taste is there, but there is a weird bitterness that just doesn't seem to belong. It's almost like an added, fake bitterness. Just feels OK in the mouth. Little carbonation, and the lack of complexity leads to a lot of alcohol taste that you wouldn't expect from a high class IPA.

This one is definitely not a sipper. Get one, try it, drink it down, and move onto something better. If you have access to founders, you have access to stuff better than Double Trouble.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2010 02:16:55 | More by BeerThursdays
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Swift989

District of Columbia

2.93/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from a bottle into a red wine glass

A: Barely any head at all and it did not retain. after a few sips was totally gone with only minuscule wisps of white on the top. mainly just color of the beer. A amber gold, a color slightly darker than apple juice from concentrate. tiny bubbles few and far between for carbonation.

Smell: Uninspiring. Maybe something is wrong with this batch compared to other reviews. I can barely smell it. And I have been working in the beer industry the last 6 months and smelled a lot of great hops. A little bit of a whiff of a dessert wine, like a Bordeaux style sauterne.

Taste: Also surprisingly weak for 9%. I mean its hoppy, but nothing compared to some Double/Imperial IPAs. Certainly a smooth finish as they claim, but the bitterness is about equal to the uninspiring Port City Monumental IPA. Seriously.

M: Very little carbonation or bubbles. Again mouthfeel is like a dessert wine of about 14-18% Not even as much body as a port.

O: I really don't see what all the fuss is about. Maybe its because I drank Weyerbacher Double Simcoe shortly before this, but I would much rather have that beer or He'Brew Hop Manna. This beer has a boring smell and just masks a ton of alcohol. Maybe if your trying to get drunk drink these beers at 9%. It is smooth. overall I'm on the east coast, this is from Michigan...PASS.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 05:32:14 | More by Swift989
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KDubzMP

New York

3/5  rDev -28.9%

07-06-2014 21:56:22 | More by KDubzMP
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falconxman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -28.9%

01-16-2012 01:44:52 | More by falconxman
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jduprey007

Michigan

3/5  rDev -28.9%

08-05-2012 11:48:56 | More by jduprey007
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100200300

Georgia

3/5  rDev -28.9%

07-22-2013 22:54:39 | More by 100200300
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TheOccho

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -28.9%

11-14-2013 16:32:00 | More by TheOccho
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tjsmith910

Florida

3/5  rDev -28.9%

09-14-2013 13:28:09 | More by tjsmith910
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GDawgs34

Georgia

3/5  rDev -28.9%

07-04-2014 21:32:55 | More by GDawgs34
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BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -28.9%

02-24-2013 23:52:38 | More by BGsWo22
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ibbjamin

California

3/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Paid $3.19 for a 12oz bottle from Riley's Wines of the World in Madison, WI. Poured into a snifter to review.

Not the thickest on the pour. White head of about 1/3" consistent of relatively small bubbles that dissipates somewhat quickly. Lighter in color than most DIPAs, it takes on a golden orange hue. No retention, but some decent lacing.

Nice, well balanced aroma of a lot of malt and even more hops. This has probably the best nose for a balanced IPA I've tried. So perfectly balanced it creates a unique hop profile that is somewhat reminiscent of the 90 Minute IPA. Slightly medicinal in character.

Taste is even more balanced than the nose suggested and I instantly am not as impressed as I thought I'd be. Hops seem to have no life in them yet you can tell there are a lot in there. Balanced yet misconstrued.

Medium to full body with a long finish and low carbonated mouth. Aftertaste of subdued hop bitterness.

Founders makes great malty stouts and that is what they are known for. Even their DIPA was quite malty; I guess that's not what I'm looking for in this style of beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2009 04:42:52 | More by ibbjamin
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mrp2323

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -28.9%

08-09-2013 04:41:17 | More by mrp2323
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3/5  rDev -28.9%

10-09-2012 00:39:37 | More by Dave_Treat
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samie85

Illinois

3/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bottled 12/31/09.

A- Pours a clear goldenrod color with a one finger head.

S- Grapefruit, pineapple and caramel malt are present aromas.

T- Bitter grapefruit, pine, and orange with a mild caramel malt backbone, and finishes with an unpleasantly dry bitterness. The pine comes across the most in this department.

M-The dryness extends to the mouthfeel and it's something I'm not a fan of. It's medium bodied with low carbonation. The alcohol is palpable on the way down.

D- Not very high, I was expecting something a little more complex. I let this warm quite a bit and I think the negative qualities (dryness, one note flavors) became even more obvious. I'm actually struggling to finish this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2010 05:05:34 | More by samie85
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -28.9%

07-08-2013 01:20:41 | More by Luk13
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Userme59

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -28.9%

06-28-2014 03:55:16 | More by Userme59
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spoonhawk

Iowa

3/5  rDev -28.9%

05-18-2014 14:57:07 | More by spoonhawk
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,943 ratings.