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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
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5,066 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 5,066
Reviews: 1,547
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 330
Gots: 511 | 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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Tonmeister

Georgia

4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From tap into Growler poured in tulip shaped glass

Appearance: Golden hue yellow, slightly hazy, amber with a thin white head that dissipated very quickly.

Smell: Strong tropical fruit presence with a nice hoppy blend. Plums, grape fruit flavors, peach, mango, and earthy simcoe hops presence.

Taste: bittery on the front end from the explosive hop presence, and a nice sweetness on the back end from the peaches, mango, and tropical fruits. Very earthy, and biter sweet. I can't taste the alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body and moderate carbonation with a dry finish.

Overall: This is a great Imperial Double IPA. It is one of my favorite DIPA. It is very well balanced. I like it better than Ruination.

Serving type: growler

07-05-2013 21:10:49 | More by Tonmeister
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mzablocki

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-05-2013 21:04:41 | More by mzablocki
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t_carterb

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-05-2013 20:01:08 | More by t_carterb
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Goobastic

New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

07-05-2013 19:36:27 | More by Goobastic
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hrdubin

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-05-2013 18:12:12 | More by hrdubin
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chuckv

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

07-05-2013 14:45:06 | More by chuckv
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Garrettshu

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

07-04-2013 23:36:54 | More by Garrettshu
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TonyY

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-04-2013 21:48:40 | More by TonyY
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McBraniel

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-04-2013 21:25:57 | More by McBraniel
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dejones

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

07-04-2013 20:37:34 | More by dejones
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librariangela

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-04-2013 20:07:16 | More by librariangela
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outsider

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

07-04-2013 18:28:22 | More by outsider
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-04-2013 15:11:13 | More by Larrydoherty
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anteater

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

07-04-2013 15:10:06 | More by anteater
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NateMac13

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-04-2013 14:27:34 | More by NateMac13
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m_p_snyder

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-04-2013 13:16:28 | More by m_p_snyder
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Proclarush

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-04-2013 12:32:15 | More by Proclarush
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Tauroe

Maine

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-04-2013 03:10:59 | More by Tauroe
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RickS95

Indiana

4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In general, it nails the look for the style. Not quite as dark as some, it's a pale copper orange color with a slight haziness to it. Despite the haze, it tries to be translucent, but just misses. The head is very contrasting bright white. Frothy with different sized bubbles, it retains well and leaves the classic DIPA lace behind.

Good luck finding a better smelling beer. Think Pacific Northwest. A variety of citrus fruits, some pine, even a bit of malt so the hops have a palatte to play on.

The malt and the pine do most of the shining to the taste buds. I didn't pick up much in the way of orange, grapefruit or pineapple that I smelled, but it's still a great tasting beer as the malt and pine work well together.

I can't think of many beers of the type that can approach this in terms of smoothness and ease in drinking. This is a big beer, a DIPA with big high ABV, and yet I'm almost gulping it because it tastes so good and goes down so easily. I can see this beer causing trouble because it'll sneak up on you. It's borderline light bodied, though the body comes on stronger as the beer works from lips to throat. There is a lingering bitterness in the swallow, just to make sure you remember it's an IPA.

Overall, it's a pretty extraordinary beer. I could easily drink this any time of the year and might just make sure to keep several in the fridge at all times.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 03:01:25 | More by RickS95
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

07-04-2013 02:39:15 | More by AJ01923
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tclipse

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-03-2013 22:27:46 | More by tclipse
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minterro

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not as special as I planed for my 300th rating, but I've been doing a lot of traveling of the past few weeks (including a move out to Denver) so this was the best beer at my disposal.

A&S: Translucent caramel orange colored beer. Yellow/white head that doesn't have much retention, limited amounts of lacing. Cane sugar sweet complemented by powerful citrus (passionfruit) notes and boozy characteristics.

T&M: Very sweet of the bat but it fades brilliantly into a moderate bitter, piney and grapefruit hopped finish. similar passion fruit tones in the front as were found in the smell. medium to full body, medium to low carbonation.

Overall: a very solid double, I still think I favor hopslam a bit more than this one, but overall it was quite good.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 05:55:42 | More by minterro
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MidwestBA

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

07-03-2013 00:54:26 | More by MidwestBA
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mattbk

New York

4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Light orange, cloudy, this is unfiltered, minimal head. Looks fine.
S - Super orange, grapefruit, nothing very tropical, I'd guess Amarillo was in this along with some other Cs. Good.
T - Super hop flavor, some dank to this for sure, rich and oily, orange and grapefruit again, bitter, but matched by hop flavor, definitely some sweetness from malts, perhaps honey or light caramel. Alcohol > 9% but hidden well. Great taste.
M - A bit turned off by the syrupy mouthfeel of this beer, I'd certainly prefer a bit drier. Medium amount of carbonation.
O - A very good beer, would certainly recommend, not my favorite DIPA, but certainly a beer very worthy of being placed with some of the best. If the sweetness and mouthfeel were backed down a bit I'd like it even more.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 00:32:07 | More by mattbk
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spointon

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-02-2013 23:24:21 | More by spointon
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,066 ratings.