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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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4,909 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,909
Reviews: 1,533
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 324
Gots: 460 | 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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SportsandJorts

Virginia

3.49/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: a orangish yellow. finger plus of a whitish head that slowly fades. a touch hazy.

Smell: pretty standard, hop forward IIPA. citrusy, piney hops

Taste: i get some of a malty backbone but not much. mostly hops citrusy and piney. a bit of lemon too. good but not quite my style

Mouthfeel: strong bitterness but seems a bit light to me

Overall: a decent good tasting beer but I prefer a different approach to my imperial ipas. but well done and worth a try

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 02:00:34 | More by SportsandJorts
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jstout26

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-12-2013 18:34:11 | More by jstout26
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-12-2013 16:57:00 | More by JMUbrewz
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Irish0480

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-12-2013 14:54:42 | More by Irish0480
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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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Sisky

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

06-12-2013 04:27:10 | More by Sisky
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brewdog444

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-12-2013 02:36:58 | More by brewdog444
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greencovesteve

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-12-2013 00:57:34 | More by greencovesteve
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Thishops4u

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-11-2013 21:35:54 | More by Thishops4u
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tswater

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-11-2013 18:57:13 | More by tswater
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mjm47

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

06-11-2013 17:19:45 | More by mjm47
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rdilauro

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a dirty golden light amber with really not much of any head. (Perhaps there was something in the glass I was using)
The aroma was close to perfect, the balance bouquet of hops and barley were very satisfying.

The initial taste proved to be somewhat hoppy. But as I finished the fist sip, it calmed down to a real full mouthful and pleasant and lingering aftertaste.

On the second pour, I could not help but notice that the smell was much bigger than the actual taste. There were hints of grapefruit and other mild citrus fruits.

This has only been my second brew from Founders and I am very happy so far.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 17:17:09 | More by rdilauro
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-11-2013 17:12:07 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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goblin7704

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-11-2013 17:11:15 | More by goblin7704
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makeshifty

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-11-2013 15:54:03 | More by makeshifty
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BeerSnob1022

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-11-2013 13:43:10 | More by BeerSnob1022
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LBIsurf

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

06-11-2013 04:12:25 | More by LBIsurf
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jka0219

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-11-2013 04:11:53 | More by jka0219
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-11-2013 02:56:40 | More by zestar
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kevrice88

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

06-11-2013 01:22:54 | More by kevrice88
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smccann

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-11-2013 00:29:32 | More by smccann
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Thunderchief

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-10-2013 22:09:14 | More by Thunderchief
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BeersAndBears

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-10-2013 15:40:38 | More by BeersAndBears
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tarheels4life23

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-10-2013 14:19:53 | More by tarheels4life23
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Rheaume17

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-10-2013 13:26:38 | More by Rheaume17
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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