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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,355 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,355
Reviews: 1,562
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 335
Gots: 593 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-09-2013 02:03:32 | More by Zonian1
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-07-2014 06:02:13 | More by Phigg1102
Photo of droomyster


4.63/5  rDev +9.7%

Pours a slightly hazy gold with one finger of off-white head that sticks and clings to whatever it touches. Complex aromas that are hop-forward (floral, resinous, citrusy) but packed with sweet malty notes of honey. The taste is nothing short of amazing. The hops are aggressive but extremely well-balanced. Bathes all my senses in a floral and citrusy mist. Stunning stuff.

02-22-2011 03:22:05 | More by droomyster
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4.45/5  rDev +5.5%

Served from a 12oz. bottle purchased at City Beverage in Winston-Salem, North Carolina into my Brooklyn Brewery snifter at the appropriate temperature (02/16/10).

A: Pours a slightly hazy shade of golden amber capped with two fingers of an off-white head.

S: A fresh, tropical, sweet, hop with some great citrus tones along with a slight semi-sweet honey-like malt.

T: Tropical hops highlight this flavor profile with layers of citrus and a hint of a honey-like malt. Great DIPA and quite close in quality to HopSlam.

M: Medium-bodied with some creaminess, but felt a bit thin at times.

D: Extremely drinkable fresh as the 9.4% abv. is hidden fairly well and the bitterness is kept to a minimum.

Overall this is a great DIPA and another solid offering from Founders. Highly recommended.

02-18-2010 16:27:14 | More by Lunch
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-29-2011 07:24:13 | More by Callmecoon
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-13-2013 23:42:30 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-04-2013 16:13:14 | More by CesarLopes
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-03-2014 23:13:28 | More by bleedsblu
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

04-12-2013 17:14:15 | More by Prospero
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4.22/5  rDev 0%

P: 12 fl oz bottle in to an imperial pint

A: SRM is hazy golden/straw yellow. Head is off white, 1 in., dissipates to line the top of the beer. Medium carbonation. Heavy lacing.

S: Nose is very hoppy, with some malt coming through. Notes of citrus.

T: Hop forward, then countered by malt. Slight carmel note. Hops are very sharp. Alcohol is noticable. Aftertaste is slightly hoppy.

M: Hops hit, followed by alcohol. Not at all overly boozy. Malt creates a slightly bigger mf.

O: Very drinkable for a 9.4% DIPA. Flavors are balanced yet pronounced. Excellent beer.

11-13-2011 13:20:29 | More by tsauce2
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

06-21-2013 03:02:32 | More by Adkins1203
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-21-2013 01:33:07 | More by Kevincredible
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

07-21-2013 14:31:20 | More by mwbrady12
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-30-2014 01:03:17 | More by Pens1967
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-05-2014 04:03:32 | More by Domvan
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-12-2012 03:49:34 | More by funkyaudio
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4.23/5  rDev +0.2%

A: Beautiful bright golden orange color. Half finger of head. Lots of tiny floaties which I like in my hopped up ales. Decent lacing. Swirling the glass brings back some of the head.
S: Aroma is a very strong resinous hop profile of citrus, pine, and tropical fruit. It is bright and juicy on the nose.
T: Reminds me much of Stone Enjoy By. Awesome hop character which follows the nose exactly. Super balanced between the bitter finish and the sweetness of the malt.
MF: Decent. I could use a bit more carb. Doesn't coat my mouth the way I would like, but I don't really hint the alcohol which is nice.
O: Definitely in the caliber of Enjoy By, Dirt Wolf and Hopslam in my opinion. This one is excellent for a brewery that is more known for its stouts.

07-30-2014 22:54:37 | More by benloho
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4.15/5  rDev -1.7%

A - Pours a golden/haystraw color. Nice one finger head.

S - A nice fruity aroma (orange/grapefruit/lemon). Lots of hops present.

T - Hops hit you first then on to the fruity flavors followed by the bitterness.

M - Perfect amount of carbonation for me. Medium bodied and robust.

O - Everything comes together to make a great double IPA.

02-09-2012 02:55:46 | More by cvm4
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

09-10-2013 00:03:49 | More by krl2112
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

07-03-2014 22:18:26 | More by bootdown21
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-05-2013 05:38:35 | More by alelover
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-23-2013 12:50:23 | More by anticipation23
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4.22/5  rDev 0%

A- Hazy with a thick foamy head. Lots of lacing. Very common appearance with this type of beer.

S- Sweet smell of grapefruit.

T- This is sweet tasting, lots of citrus mostly grapefruit with a pithy bitterness. I'm getting a good malt profile, but the hops are there. The more you drink this the more bitter this becomes.

M- Thick syrupy in feel. The bitterness attacks the tongue like ants on a sugar cube.

D- Easy to drink for sure.

03-24-2009 02:57:25 | More by Wetpaperbag
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-17-2011 16:34:42 | More by chcfan
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3.69/5  rDev -12.6%

Appearance: Slightly burnt orange color. Above average carbonation. Two fingers of head on the pour. Sticky lacing on the edges of the glass. Looks like a DIPA should.

Smell: Pine probably sticks out the most. Tangerines, oranges, lemon, with some light caramel, and buttered popcorn. A nice balanced aroma, nothing is too strong and nothing is seriously lacking. At the same time nothing blows me away, its just very solid all the way around.

Taste: A syrupy pine flavor hits right away. Saturated tangerines and some bright fruits like melon and pineapple. A slightly dry hop finish sticks on the palette. The high alcohol content adds to this dryness. Pretty solid hop action and nice fruity accents but again nothing is knocking me over.

Mouthfeel: Dry with some fruity hops lingering.

Overall: A solid DIPA. I've never been too impressed with Founder's IPAs but this one is better then the others. With how competitive the DIPA field is this day, this one falls short on being something truly memorable. A good easy drinker for sure though.

06-04-2013 23:02:36 | More by KFBR392
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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