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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,768 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 4,768
Reviews: 1,526
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 312
Gots: 416 | FT: 5
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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Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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chefbigjon

Arizona

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Jaysmittyland

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Tyburczy

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Bhoward0698

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Mr_Meursault

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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Mikus

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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threeviews

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Decanted from a 12oz bottle (Bottled On Date: 05/29/14) into a 12oz ballon/snifter @ ~40F. I would also like to make mention of the incredible artwork on the label (be sure to view it both upright and inverted).

A- Pours a hazy, yellow-orange (think of the sunrise as it breaks the horizon on a tropical island). Being a winter seasonal, gives me hope that I am one day closer to Spring. Directing the fluid to the center of the glass (i.e. aggressive pour), I was able to elicit about a 1-finger of white, wispy head. (4.75)

S- Wow! My olfactory hues are engulfed with citrus...sweet orange/tangerine with notes of tropical fruits. As the head subsides, the malt backbone along with a healthy dose of pine comes out to play. Extremely mouthwatering...dank, puckering goodness. (4.75)

T- Since eloquence is fighting me, I cannot describe this any other way than dank, piney, alcoholic grapefruit juice. The malts support but never dominate, allowing the hops to shine as brightly as this beer's appearance. Despite the IBU's, the bittering hops comes in well after taking a sip and the malts quietly do their part to support hop load. (4.75)

M- The malt-to-hop ratio is near perfect for a DIPA. The carbonation is moderate, but enough to open the palate to fully enjoy the substantial hoppiness. The malt is present in the finish to prevent any level of astringency. (4.75)

O- As it warms the alcohol is noticeable on the palate and in the chest. Founders' aggressive offerings have yet to disappoint, especially with their ability of producing exceptional stouts (KBS, Breakfast Stout and Imperial Stout). Their ability to brew a world-class Imperial IPA in Double Trouble is no different. (4.75)

Final comment: Some may criticize (as I think some have written) that this beer suffers from being one dimensional by not possessing the usual plethora of aromas/flavors found in other DIPA's. However, I have never tasted anything as dank and citrusy since Stone Ruination IPA...in this case, simplicity is Double Trouble's charm.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 21:59:18 | More by threeviews
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Virginia

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Iowa

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Texas

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Texas

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Texas

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Texas

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Virginia

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Florida

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New Jersey

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,768 ratings.