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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,936 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,936
Reviews: 1,617
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 375
Gots: 807 | FT: 12
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:
Beer added by: CortexBomb on 12-06-2006

86 IBUs and 9.4% ABV
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Ratings: 5,936 | Reviews: 1,617
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4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Double Trouble pours a hazy golden yellow to orange with a thin white head that dissolves quickly to leave almost no lacing behind.

The aroma consists of abundant hops including citrus and floral. There is also a charitable sweet malt backbone to follow it up.

The flavor is great with an immediate citrus hop bite, zesty, then followed by sweet malt, and an earthy hop finish.

This beer is extremely smooth for the abv with medium body and carbonation, as well as great balance.

I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. The well-balanced nose and palate combined with its smooth mouthfeel made this quite enjoyable. A great example of the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of delta490
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a deep clear gold with a thin and short lived white head. A little bit of lacing hangs on. The initial aroma is pure Cascade: deep and piney, but developing some malt depth as it warms and open up. The taste is equally big, with deep malts balance off of huge citrus and floral hops. It has nice solid weight to the body and is an excellent Imperial IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of projectflam86
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours nice golden orange color with a thick creamy foam that leaves lots of sticky lacing.

S- Sweet citrus (ruby red grapefruit) hop nose with some pine resin and a few ester scents. Some spice and malt detectable as well. Great DIPA smell.

T- Bitter hops and boozy alcohol tastes. Pine and citrus hop flavor. Malt is barely present because the hops stomp it out.

M- Medium bodied and nice carbonation. Bitterness lingers in the aftertaste.

D- A solid DIPA. Alcohol is a bit too present for me but it is 9.4% so I guess I should have known.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of 12 oz bottle into my favorite Cheers drinking mug.

A) The color was yellow, maybe more of an amber. There was an inch of head that dissipated pretty quickly, with little lacing

S) Absolutely delightful. It was like fresh cut Christmas trees and pineapple.

T) Close to what I expected based on the smell. The citrus and hops were certainly the main attraction. The 9.4 ABV was also present and accounted for, but this was just about right for my taste.

M) I'd have to say that I found it pretty darn smooth, and the carbonation seemed right to me for this style of beer. As the beer got closer to room temperature, there was clearly more zing on the old taste buds.

O) Double Trouble made watching my favorite MLB team getting the snot kicked out of them a little more tolerable. Thank you Founders. I would gladly recommend this brew!

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It pours a clear gold with white head. You wouldn't think this beer is 9.4% by looking at it.

Smell: Malt, citrus, pine. Not much sweetness in the smell.

Taste: Loads of citrus and a bit of malt with a good amount of pine. A lot of double IPAs have a sweetness but this one is nice and crisp. 

Overall: This is a great double IPA! You wouldn't really think by tasting or looking at this beer that its 9.4% although you'll start feeling it by the end of the bottle. Another excellent beer from one of the best breweries this country has to offer: Founders.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Big Hunt in DC. Founders Double Trouble is a delicious hoppy DIPA. The bitterness builds after a full pint, so don't expect this to be a session beer or anything.

A: Yellow colour with a good head and lacing. 4.5

S: Delicious citrus hops. Yum. 4.5

T: Good mixture if piney and citrussy hops. Really tasty with a crisp and slightly bitter aftertaste. 4.5.

M: Foamy. 4

O: Excellent, but the bitterness builds a little. 4

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