1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Founders Double TroubleFounders Double Trouble

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,441 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5,441
Reviews: 1,568
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 346
Gots: 628 | FT: 9
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Founders Double Trouble Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 5,441 | Reviews: 1,568 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of threeviews
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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.

threeviews, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

This beer is a hop lovers dream!
Very hoppy, very delicious. Pours a nice golden orange. Not much head and a loose lace. Very piney with plenty of citrus notes (pineapple & mango) and a nice malt backbone. For the price and availability (Jul-Sep), this is a great Imperial DIPA. Love it. Enjoy.

ShadyRigglesbee, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%

A: Poured a very attractive gold/tangerine. Less than half finger of very loose head (you could see down into the beer).

S: Good tropical fruit and pine. Pineapple is very prominent. Bright, juicy, sweet with a sense of pale malts, a hint of caramel and earth.

M: Pretty slick, a little sticky and a tad of cloy. Overall, medium body lacking just a bit in carbonation. Alcohol isn't warming, but their is a tingling sensation at finish.

T: Mango, pineapple, grapefruit, orange and tangerine round out the fruit profile. Florally, pine needles and sap resin are featured. Earthy and rooty as well, biscuity notes, soft toast.

O: This is about a solid DIPA one will find that is readily available (during Summer), and that you don't have to go on a scavenger hunt for. price is equally respectable, averaging $3.50/btl. Good grapefruit tartness and the biscuit ant root malts even each other out. The tropical fruit and dank resin compliment each other as well.

orcrist_cleaver, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of CJRubes
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Purchased on 7/19/14 with a 'Brewed On' date of 6/17/14 making this bottle a little over a month old. 12 oz. Bottle poured into my Tree House Brewing tulip glass.

A – Poured with a thin, white head that dissipated quickly leaving clumps of small bubbles on top. Has decent lacing on the glass but doesn't really cling tremendously well. It has a slightly hazy, gold color. I find it a bit lighter in color than other DIPAs I've had.

S – Nice citrusy, fruity hops right up front. I'm getting some pine/resin with a lot of mango, tangerine, and orange. The malt sweetness is hiding in the background and isn't overpowered by the hops. Really nice smelling DIPA...it's making my mouth water waiting for my first sip!

T – Mmmm, very nice. I get the tropical fruit/citrus hops right up front which melds right into piney, resinous hops. It leaves a long, bitter and dry aftertaste, which isn't unpleasant. There's a lot of hop oils in this one...it's really coating my mouth well. Malts are subdued and offer a solid background for the hops to shine on. After a few sips I'm starting to notice the 9.4% abv. Certainly not overpowering but it has enough alcohol presence to notice it's there. Overall a very nice tasting DIPA.

M – The oily hop resin really stands out to me in the beer. It fills my whole mouth. Above average carbonation...a bit high in my opinion but I don't think it takes anything away from the beer. Not the most creamy IPA but the mouthfeel is still smooth and luscious.

O – Very good DIPA. It would be well worth checking out for any hophead out there. I was pleasantly surprised with this one. I didn't know how well Founder's would do with a DIPA but they really succeeded with this one.

CJRubes, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of TheAnk
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

TheAnk, Today at 07:55 PM
Photo of chadwicktorres
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

chadwicktorres, Today at 05:45 PM
Photo of DaveMiller
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

DaveMiller, Today at 02:24 PM
Photo of SStein
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

SStein, Yesterday at 04:15 PM
Photo of GreenMind
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

GreenMind, Yesterday at 02:22 PM
Photo of Mipper
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Mipper, Yesterday at 01:34 PM
Photo of DuffDadddy
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%

DuffDadddy, Yesterday at 01:27 AM
Photo of Zetcha7x
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Zetcha7x, Yesterday at 01:25 AM
Photo of Ohiovania
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Ohiovania, Yesterday at 12:55 AM
Photo of Agee4icloud
1/5  rDev -76.3%

Agee4icloud, Sunday at 09:04 PM
Photo of Zsaevre
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Zsaevre, Sunday at 09:02 PM
Photo of Apellonious
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%

12 oz bottle poured into a guinness pint glass.

A - Pale, hazy golden orange with a half finger head that quickly moves to a thin lace.

S- tropical fruit, mango especially, with some pine.

T - similar to the smell, with some malt balance, a resinous finish

M - low carbonation, decent heft, slightly sticky as it warms.

O - fairly delicious.

Apellonious, Sunday at 08:47 PM
Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.12/5  rDev -26.1%

Dreynolds1808, Sunday at 08:45 PM
Photo of winningwes91
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

winningwes91, Sunday at 07:24 PM
Photo of Slymtt
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Slymtt, Sunday at 04:12 PM
Photo of goods003
4/5  rDev -5.2%

goods003, Sunday at 03:33 PM
Photo of groleau
4/5  rDev -5.2%

groleau, Sunday at 01:35 PM
Photo of bdkelly515
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%

bdkelly515, Sunday at 12:27 AM
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,441 ratings.