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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
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5,254 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,254
Reviews: 1,558
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 335
Gots: 564 | FT: 8
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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threeviews

New Jersey

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.

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

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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.

08-19-2014 21:43:43 | More by ShadyRigglesbee
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orcrist_cleaver

New York

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.

08-09-2014 18:07:53 | More by orcrist_cleaver
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CJRubes

Massachusetts

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.

07-22-2014 21:30:53 | More by CJRubes
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gobuccos

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-21-2014 17:20:44 | More by gobuccos
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buyyourfreedom

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-21-2014 14:09:17 | More by buyyourfreedom
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-21-2014 12:41:50 | More by sammyg832
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Oakhtar

California

4.35/5  rDev +3.1%

08-21-2014 03:35:38 | More by Oakhtar
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Mesa512

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-21-2014 01:28:38 | More by Mesa512
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knappch


4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-20-2014 22:10:10 | More by knappch
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tmbrinks

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-20-2014 21:54:51 | More by tmbrinks
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Decrypticshadow

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-20-2014 20:50:32 | More by Decrypticshadow
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-20-2014 15:36:13 | More by ONovoMexicano
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Swaino

New York

3.99/5  rDev -5.5%

08-20-2014 05:06:28 | More by Swaino
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ipc2000

New York

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

08-20-2014 05:03:19 | More by ipc2000
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fsuturp

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-20-2014 03:46:23 | More by fsuturp
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bulldawg77

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-20-2014 03:09:40 | More by bulldawg77
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4.41/5  rDev +4.5%

08-20-2014 02:37:23 | More by tbryan5
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Gaddabble

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-20-2014 01:51:13 | More by Gaddabble
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nkelley77

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

08-19-2014 23:43:47 | More by nkelley77
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Gdirt

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-19-2014 23:21:22 | More by Gdirt
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Founders Double Trouble IPA has a thin, off-white head, a mostly clear, brilliant, orange-gold, bubbly apppearance, and some light lacing left behind. The aroma is of strong, but not overwhelming, hop resin and white bread. Taste is of that, with a strong, but still, not overwhelming, hop bitterness to back it up. Mouthfeel is medium, and Founders Double Trouble IPA finishes dry and easily drinkable, even with the high abv.

RJT

08-19-2014 21:53:05 | More by RonaldTheriot
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kotzbauerm

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-19-2014 21:44:07 | More by kotzbauerm
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YOSHl

Louisiana

4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

08-19-2014 13:53:06 | More by YOSHl
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mikemikemike

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

08-19-2014 12:57:35 | More by mikemikemike
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Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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