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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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4.2/5  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!!

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4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, poured into my Short's Imperial pint glass.

A: Hazy, golden amber color. A smooth pour produced very little head, but it retained well. Sediment was visible but just hung around.

A: Piney and citrus hops are huge, as expected from a DIPA. Some sweet malts give this one an unexpected balance.

T: Very good for the style. The hops stand out, as they should, but the sugary sweetness of the malts is very interesting. You definately get orange, grapefruit, and pine cones, but vanilla, and honey also come through.

M: Medium body. I really like the mouthfeel for this selection. A little heavier than what I was expecting, but very nice.

D: Just right for a DIPA, two or three in a session is just perfect. Not over the top, but definately something I would have often, if I could get my hands on it. A very nice selection from Founders. Skal.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours with a nice, thick head, which is disappearing as I type this. Has a hazy, tan appearance. Floral, citrusy smell. Smells great, actually. The taste is a little bitter, with the citrus and pine hops flavor I like. There's some sweet maltiness to balance this out. As I'm drinking, the beer is leaving behind a lot of lacing on the side of the glass. Another great DIPA.

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Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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