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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,447 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,447
Reviews: 1,568
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 346
Gots: 629 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Focusf111, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of czfreeman
4.6/5  rDev +9%

After my fantastic experience a few nights ago with a Centennial IPA, I'm ready to meet it's big brother. In holding the bottle up to the light, I see enough sedimentary goodness to do a Belgian brewer proud, here goes "double" lupulin "trouble."
Pours out a brilliant bright apricot tone of golden lemony goodness. Touch of brownish-tangerine flaked tones, capped by a suprisingly fluffy ever-so-tan head of a foamed cup of a hoppy aromatic explosion that I'm already experiencing just from the pour. Founders seem to have a knack for producing beautifully effevecent IPA's.
What a glass of goodness. My hop-singed nose is experiencing a "Cascade" of tangerines, grapefruit, a sweetish white-peach in there, peppercorns, and the lightish touch of maple smelling pale malt that adds a thin but perfect back to this hop bill. I can't really ask for more from a DIPA, so a high score is in order.
I'm glad I am typing rather than speaking right now, because my goofy, happy smile is too big right now for words. After an upfront thourough tongue-spanking of hoppy fruity deliciousness, I think I am in some "double trouble" with this brew, which means I'll be spending alot of money on many future four-pack of this one. A slight malt backing is the perfect base line for the symphony of hops, spicy citrus, peppery herbs, fresh young greens, wildflower-like earthiness that follow. Outstanding.
Mouthfeel is medium, ending on an excitingly spicy note of fresh citrus that keep the contents in the glass steadily diminishing. The ABV is noticed only in the warmness of the finish, but does provide a nice lightness in the body as well.
This is a phenominal DIPA, one of the best I've experienced and reingnites my excitement for futher exploration for hoppy bliss

czfreeman, Mar 13, 2009
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

kkrez, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

phingdong, Feb 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

larryarms847, Oct 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

yergermeister, Apr 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

abcramer, Jul 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

SCZ, May 13, 2013
Photo of Pintofbrown
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%

I had double the fun with a nonic pint glass.

Appearance- A very stiff finger’s width of bright white foam holds well atop the hazy gold body. The fluff did not recede until I took my first drink. A few lines of a darker amber grace the side of the glass.

Smell- The nose on this beer is strong! Gobs of grapefruit and passion fruit are easily recognized. What really kicks this nose up a notch are the peppery notes and earthy stank. The malt is barely present, but it smells of caramel.

Taste- The palate loses some of the citrus, but retains a hint of passion fruit in the middle and end of the drink. The peppery quality of the nose is amplified here and carries all the way through the drink.

That grassy dank quality is also very present. I also am very pleased with the bitterness of the beer. It is so large in the finish it produces a resiny feel. My teeth enamel have not eroded off, but they certainly felt the kick.

Mouth feel- The feel is definitely affected by the bitterness of this beer, but I cannot help but like it all the more for it. It is rather smooth over the tongue and has a great medium body.

Overall- The beer smells amazing, but the citrus qualities of Double Trouble get a little buried on the palate by the strong herbal and piney qualities of the palate.

The bitterness of the beer is spot on, and will make any true hop head very pleased. Enjoy!

Pintofbrown, Apr 02, 2012
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4.71/5  rDev +11.6%

Poured bottle dated 5/29/14 into IPA glass. Not quite fresh but this is New Hampshire, so that will have to do. Slight white foam head and minimal lacing. Beautiful aroma of citrus and grapefruit. Taste is of strong grapefruit and warm burn from the alcohol. Mouthfeel is peppery and a little carbonation as well. Overall, a very well done Imperial IPA that I'm glad I got to try!

dpgoblejr, Jul 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

jeffthepony, Apr 14, 2012
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4.93/5  rDev +16.8%

12oz Bottle into Duvel Tulip

A: Gold with light orange hues. Two finger fluffy off white head. Lacing is thick and sticky.
S: Citrus, orange grapefruit, some danky resin and pine. Touch of sweet malt and a bit of bozziness.
T: Tastes as the nose predicted, ton of citrus, orange grapefruit. Nice malt backbone but not too balanced, as I prefer. Starts and finishes bitter!
M: Smooth creamy mouth feel.
D: This drinkability is outstanding, the 9.4 is fairly well hidden overall.

jmich24, Feb 09, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

ohtheguilt, Jan 21, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev +1.9%

Dark golden color with just a hint of copper/bronze. Much lighter than expected. Head drops quickly to a light soap scum head that trails just small patches of lace. Smell is a powerful grapefruit knock in the face. Taste matches the smell but somehow manages to finish somewhat dry and clean. Mouth is a little syrupy. 9.4% is well hidden. I'm tired of saying it, but once again an exceptional beer from Founders.

beermanbrian, Feb 23, 2009
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4.33/5  rDev +2.6%

On tap at Trappeze in Athens. Poured into a Gouden Carolus chalice (split pour). Big, frothy white head leaves soapy lacing all over the glass. Aroma is piney citrus and some grapefruit. Taste is everything you would expect out of a world class dipa plus a bit of spice on the backend. Bitter and juicy in every good way possible, improving even more upon warming. Delicious.

KickbacksSteve, Feb 11, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

tripledbrew, Dec 02, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

hellhammermario, Jun 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

harsley, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

A - A clear golden color. Light for a double IPA. Slight head retention and lace.

S - Lots of hops, as expected. Various floral aromas as well.

T - Very piney hops. A very big alcohol kick at the end.

M - Alot of carbonation. Full bodied.

D - Good, but a little too much hops. Not enough balance. A little too piney for my preferences.

BeerDawgs, Mar 21, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

BeerMeBrah, Yesterday at 12:12 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

xdtfx, Aug 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

ethanmc12, Jun 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

assman79, Jan 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

twowheelssoar, Nov 15, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

kmos27, Aug 16, 2013
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,447 ratings.