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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,899 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,899
Reviews: 1,613
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 364
Gots: 785 | FT: 10
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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 SaxmanRick
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Minkybut
2.68/5  rDev -36.3%
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
3.65/5  rDev -13.3%
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 TCgoalie
4.21/5  rDev 0%
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%

Photo of IronLover
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright, golden yellow in color and hazy. Poured with a short white foam that quickly reduced to a wispy cap. Pungent citrus hop aromas, grapefruit, ripe pineapple, with an underlying malt sweetness and pine hop aromas at the back end. Aroma gets boozy as this warms. Medium bodied with rich carbonation. Slightly resinous up front and creamier through the middle. Pine hop flavors up front that allow a citrus hop blast thru the middle the rides all the way to the end as the pine hop flavor returns. Pine hop bookends with citrus in between. Finishes with tongue clenching hop bitterness that lingers. Easily one of my favorite doubles.

Photo of huntermop
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Clydesdale
4.69/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a hazy, glowing orange-yellow color. The head initially has good size and a dense, frothy texture. Retention is good, and the head deposits a solid splattering of lacing onto the glass.

S: Some mild sugar cookie-ish malt aroma. This has an impressively dank hop aroma, even for a DIPA. Definite tropical/citrus notes of grapefruit, tangerine, and a bit of tangy pineapple. There's a less evident but nonetheless pungent floral character lurking in the background as well.

T: Fairly unobtrusive pilsnery malt up front, with some sweetness. The malt here is mostly a blank canvas for the hops to stand out against. A fresh, vibrant bitterness makes a strong initial impression, with lots of tropical, citric, and floral flavors. Tangerine, citrus rind, and freshly cut floral notes are very apparent. Surprisingly, alcohol is practically invisible despite 9.4 abv.

M: Medium-full body. Carbonation is somewhat light, but acceptably prickly. A dry, hoppy finish. Surprisingly refreshing for such a big, hoppy beer.

D: This is an excellent Imperial IPA from Founders. Juicy, vibrantly fresh hop flavors and aromas make this a no-brainer. This drinks extremely easily and manages a great balance for such an inherently unbalanced style. Absolutely worth a try - another winner from Founders.

Photo of dsauter
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Gtg642
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of mkennedy119
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of DSlim71
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of MrVonzipper
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy apricot. 1cm eggshell. Great retention and Lace. 

Nice Citra and floral hop notes on the nose. Mild candy malt backbone. 

Good balance. Citrus and floral hops balanced very well with a nice cotton candy like maltiness. Mild bitter backend. 

Light bodied and Crisp. High carbonation.

Overall Real nice. A great and well balanced DIPA with great character.

Photo of Ngntjp
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of azdback
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Spaten tumbler. Bright, semi-cloudy orange color. Small one and a half finger, bright white colored head. Frothy and sticky in appearance. Lace looks as if it wants to play for a while.

Smell is bright, orange blossom, citrus scent. A hint of sweet bread and just the slightest alcohol.

The taste is bitter citrus hop, maybe a yellow grapefruit mixed with the sweetness of a pineapple. The bitter is pretty intense. As this warms the bitter does mellow and the sweetness takes over. Just a hint of boozyness warming in the throat. Very nice!!

Mouth is bright and zesty. Well carbonated and full to the end.

Overall I really enjoyed this DIPA from Founders. Thanks to xanok for the extra. Highly recommended!!

Photo of CarolinaKev
4.25/5  rDev +1%

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

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle (3/30/13) into a pint glass, orange honey colored with a short white head that lingers leaving some lacing, clear

S: grapefruit, pine, citrus, earthy malt

T: grapefruit and pine resin up front, fades to sweeter malt caramel, finish returns to bitter

M: full bodied with lower carbonation

O: a more balanced DIPA, alcohol well hidden

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.7/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Vigorous pour of hazy pale copper gives way to a 1 finger white head. Sticky lacing and decent retention. Free flowing carbonation bubbles. My only complaint is that it is pale in comparison to most DIPAs.

S- Nice hop profile on the nose of citrus (ruby grapefruit), some pine and floral notes as well. Mango and peaches. Candy coated pale malt base.

T- Huge citrus leads the way. Rush of it comes at you with gusto. Faint touch of a spicy, pale malt backbone calms the hops just for a brief moment before the hop bitterness takes hold of the finish. Outstanding start, but the lack of malt leaves allows the finish to be a little harsh.

M- Full body. Wet over the palate before finishing dry. Warmth of the alcohol sets in nicely. Wonderful carbonation

O- Another well done brew by a fantastic brewery. Tons of hops as the pale malt takes a backseat causing this beer to taste more like an IPA than a DIPA imo. Nitpicking though...solid brew that i would drink again.

Bottled on 4/24/13
Consumed on 5/16/13

$10.49 for a 4 pk

Photo of larryarms847
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of JCam9981
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of DerrickW
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of meehandennis
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of martyl1000
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,899 ratings.