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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,825 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,825
Reviews: 1,599
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 360
Gots: 744 | FT: 9
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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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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

Poured from a fresh sixtel tapped at home into my Maudite snifter glass.

A: A medium amber orange color with a nice one finger white puffy head. Minimal glass lacing.

S: Hops? Yes, hops. Big nose of grapefruit and citrus hops with a sugary sweetness.

T: Massive floral citrus hops flavors but not a ton of grapefruit like on the nose. The malt sweetness in the middle is strong and does not back off the hops. Finish is nice and smooth with a nice hoppy bitter kick. Alcohol can be tasted for sure, but it is very welcomed. Great beer.

M: Medium to full and very coating. Alcohol lingers but is enjoyable.

D: High for such a high abv beer. One can have a few of these for sure.

Overall another awesome beer from Founders. They continue to amaze me. Keep em coming Founders.

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at cellar temperature.

L - Pale amber color with a 1-finger white bubbly head. Nice retention and lacing. Crystal clear with a good amount of carbonation bubbles.

S - Hop-forward with grapefruit, pineapple, pine, and floral notes. There’s a noticeable grainy and caramel malt backbone here as well. Smells very nice.

T - Starts off sweet with caramel malt and grapefruit and pineapple hop flavors. Quickly builds to a high level of bitterness with citrus, pine, floral, and resiny hop notes. Very bitter but very tasty.

F - Medium-bodied with good carbonation, a chewy and mouth-coating feel, and a very bitter and dry finish. Fruity and floral bitterness lingers for a long time and blends well with a throat-warming bite from the alcohol.

O - Man this thing is bitter. Luckily, that’s what most people are looking for these days in a DIPA. This beer is delicious, but I don’t think I could drink more than one due to the high level of bitterness and the heat from the alcohol. Besides this, it looks good and smells terrific. I’ve had more drinkable DIPAs, but this is still very tasty.

Photo of mkirkland80
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of DaveHS
3.73/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours hazy blonde/light amber with 1/3 inch of creamy eggshell white head. Leaves rings of sticky lacing.

S-Piney with light pale malt sweetness. Aromas of grapefruit and Dole canned pear juice.

T/M-Muted citrus/tropical fruit hop flavors.The body is round and sweet. Never gets too malty, but not terribly hoppy either. Finish is dry with a warming quality.

O-Would prefer a more assertice hop profile. Pretty good.

Photo of rkarimi
4.17/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of delta490
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Photo of AnalogErik
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Bottle is pretty cool. The Bottle has a face on it that looks like an old man or old woman depending on whether you hold it upside down or right side up. The liquid comes out a straw yellow color that's a little hazy. The head is white and has lots of little frothy bubbles. Some decent lacing to it.

Smell is really good, easily the best part. A nice blend of tropical and citrus fruity hoppiness. Some ripe grapefruit, sweet tangerine, and even some melon/mango? Even with that there's some nice sweetness from a nice malt backbone and almost some natural honey/nectar.

Taste is good, on par with the smell. Good balance of bitterness and sweetness. The pale/caramelized malts come forward first. Then it leads to the citrusy hops but are much more earthy in the flavor than the smell. Pretty good balance though overall and the bitterness/sweetness is pretty well balanced.

The mouthfeel is good. There's a nice carbonation level, an for how hoppy it is and fairly high in alcohol (9.4%0 there's not much of a bite. The alcohol is slightly warming and there's sort of a natural oily feel then a bitter finish. Well balanced overall and pretty drinkable. Another well done beer by a great brewery.

Photo of cvm4
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of tsauce2
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,825 ratings.