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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,888 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,888
Reviews: 1,611
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 364
Gots: 783 | FT: 10
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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Photo of tastymug
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear, medium amber with foamy head, and nice retention around the glass with lacing.

Smell: Very aromatic and hoppy with notes of grass, pine, citrus and a hint of floral.

Taste: Very hop forward with a fair amount of bitterness which lingers on the palette but isn’t overwhelming. Towards the end the malts kick in the sweetness which helps balance out the hoppiness. Earthy and citrusy notes as well. Very flavorful.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel that is crisp yet creamy. Has a smooth, bitter finish.

Overall: This is a very good representative of the DIPA (Double Imperial Pale Ale) style. Great summer-time porch sipping beer.

Photo of zimm421
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Appears a dark yellow with an orange and copper tint. Has a nice thick white head that leaves good lacing.

Smells strongly of hops, lots of citrus. The taste is very similar, starts out with some sweetness from the malts, but very quickly moves to citrus and bitterness from the hops, as well as some alcohol flavors. Finishes bitter and the taste lingers for quite a while.

This is medium bodied with an average amount of carbonation. This is actually pretty drinkable. Can be tough at times because of the ABV level and the strong bitterness, but everything puts together makes this an enjoyable beer.

Photo of GennyCreamAle
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.82/5  rDev -9.3%

Bottled 5/29/14 at 40 degrees into snifter
Aroma of fruity and flowery
Head small (1.5 cm), white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring and broken layer
Lacing poor – rare strip of tiny bubbles
Body – light orange, hazy
Flavor begins with bitterness with some melony overtones, ends bitter; no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 3, Aroma 3, Flavor 4.5, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.5. Final weighted score 3.825.
A good IIPA – high IBU, good hop flavor.

Photo of Rborre321
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Bockerdoppel91
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of WritersBlock
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of richj1970
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass.

A: Pours a nice honey color with minimal head and almost no lacing.

S: Lots of citrus and pine. Lemon, orange, and grapefruit mixed with the earthiness of the hops.

T: All hops up front with nice citrus balanced with a nice malt backbone.

M: Medium body that coats nicely. Refreshing to drink.

O: Really nice DIPA. Will add this to my list of ones to seek out.

Photo of MPSTARR
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Thishops4u
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of jwswigs
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Kramerwtmf
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of JRed
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden cloudy brew with white frothy head that leaves some lacing. A citrus aroma with spices that is very attractive. Viscous mouthfeel with grapefruit, hop center, fruit tang, alcoholic booze toward the finish. A real hoppy potion of a brew that could well with any season.

Photo of Quackus
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of xdtfx
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Vdubb86
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass

This beer pours a hazy golden color with a thin white foam that hangs on the surface. The smell is of grapefruit and pine resin. Orange blossom and a tad bit of honey mixed in. Essentially it smells mainly of fruity hops. The flavor is of earthy grapefruit and orange zest. Not overly potent, I would like to hope that this which is as new as I could have reasonably gotten it isn't already past it's prime. The mouthfeel is the standard bitterness, but not nearly as frustratingly acidic as many other beers that I've had. I can't believe this is a DIPA, it has the lightness of a regular IPA. The drinkability is good on this beer, though to anyone drinking it, I would make damn sure it's as fresh as possible.

Photo of mecmd
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Benesi88
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Minkybut
2.65/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was a cloudy golden color and poured a white foamy head. The smell of this beer was hoppy like a Christmas tree. The taste was the same, WAY hoppy. It was like putting a handful of spruce in your mouth. Too much of that I will not buy again.

Photo of Mosstrooper
3.63/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz Bottle into 16oz Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden in color with a small white head that dissipates slowly and leaves lots of foam left floating on top of the beer.

Smell: Mostly tropical and citrusy hop aromas, with some slight floral hints.

Taste: Begins with a mango-esque flavor, finishing with a strong piney bitterness and some buttery malt notes alongside alcohol hints.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with light carbonation and a sticky finish.

Drinkability: A good beer, but lacks depth to be a truly great DIPA. Definitely a good beer and worth a shot, though if I'm in the mood for a DIPA, I'd look this one over in favor of others.

Photo of RoamingGnome
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
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!

Photo of SaxmanRick
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of ruckus232
3.7/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 Ounce brown bottle

Appearance: Medium dark golden color with about 2 fingers of head after a pretty strong pour

Smell: Strong hoppy smell with a slight earthy smell in the background

Taste: It has a bitterness to it that almost has a toasted grassy taste too it. Not as strong as I would expect but to me it is just the right amount of bitterness. Even with the high ABV the there is no alcohol taste to it which sometimes there is a hint of.

Photo of TCgoalie
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The pour is golden with a hint of red. Not much head and could be mistaken for a flat beer.

Smelling this makes me think I'm about to eat some grapefruit. My mouth is salivating at the thought.

It seems that this beer has 3 distinct sections, Pine Hops, Malt, and Citrus Hops. The pine is very subtle and leads to a chalky malt middle. The finish is the best as the aftertaste is bitter grapefruit. I wouldn't say that the flavors blend incredibly well but the sum of them is pleasant.

This beer is medium to full bodied and finishes a touch dry, more dry feeling for a DIPA.

Drinking this is pretty easy for a double and hides the 9%+ pretty well. This is good.

Photo of sludgegnome
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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