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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,254 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,254
Reviews: 1,558
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 335
Gots: 564 | FT: 8
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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3.8/5  rDev -10%

A cloudy orange that settled into a clear orange. Small head even with an aggressive pour. Aroma was citrus with a high alcohol smell after it warmed. Taste was hoppy bitter and grapefruit. Too bitter for me straight out of the fridge, but it warmed up nicely at room temperature, removing excessive bitter. Not bad at all. The feel is oily and drinkability is OK.

07-30-2009 04:09:26 | More by kegger22
Photo of Shilt


4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-20-2012 23:31:20 | More by Shilt
Photo of beergod1


4.33/5  rDev +2.6%

Pours a clear orange color with a small white head. A wonderful aroma; rich, super sweet hops, sweet almost honey-like notes. A great flavor as well; smooth but piney bitter hops, sweet and a light citrus too, light bitter pine and light alcohol. Very nice. Too drinkable. This is dangerous.

04-20-2011 21:06:39 | More by beergod1
Photo of Bfarr


3.98/5  rDev -5.7%

Hazy straw edges with bubbly orange center, frothy white head with good retention and lacing. Light sweet floral aroma. Strong alpha hop lightly sweet citrus/floral quickly gives way to resinous hop then melding to a light barley and yeasty finish. Moderately high hop linger nicely settles to an unusually, precariously balanced position. Slick and syrupy with no stickiness.

Not a whole lot of clear flavors but well-crafted and interesting display of ingredients. Strong but never overbearing, it’s particularly interesting without a big malt backbone. It may be as much as 6 months old (the dates were smudged) but it still has an interesting quality, possibly because of the yeast strain. At any rate, I easily downed 2 and would hope to try on tap at some point.

07-15-2011 19:18:51 | More by Bfarr
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

10-13-2013 20:57:15 | More by larryarms847
Photo of Dave1999

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

Pours a cloudy amber with a thin white head.

The smell is citrus and piney hops.

The taste is bitter, citrus hop and pine. There is a sweet malt back bone but the bitterness takes the forefront.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and oily. My youngest feels like it is coated in bitter hops.

A very good and hoppy bitter dipa. Hides its abv very well.

06-17-2013 00:06:24 | More by Dave1999
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

05-03-2013 01:23:53 | More by Bill235
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-16-2013 03:40:01 | More by kmos27
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-05-2014 04:03:32 | More by Domvan
Photo of Neffbeer


4.13/5  rDev -2.1%

12oz bottle into a tulip:

A: Yellow to gold in color with a two finger white head. Great retention with a ton of lacing, great clarity.

S: No question about what style this is, funky pine and citrus come wafting from the glass. The yeast makes it's presence known with a hint of strong booze.

T: The taste does not let down. Hops are in the forefront, piney, resinous, and citrusy with a touch of spiciness. The back side is slightly boozy with a hint of toast. Dry and bitter on the finish.

M: Full bodied and well carbonated.

D: This a quite a drinkable DIPA in my opinion, wonderfully piney and tropical funky.

02-01-2011 03:09:25 | More by Neffbeer
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-15-2012 02:54:22 | More by weaselchew
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-03-2012 00:25:01 | More by jminch
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-20-2014 16:26:25 | More by brpendergast85
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-31-2013 04:24:03 | More by Rau71
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-28-2014 22:17:58 | More by Wobbly
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-28-2014 02:12:40 | More by target88
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-23-2014 00:10:42 | More by SuperHop18
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-29-2014 21:54:24 | More by JMScowcroft
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

06-09-2013 04:18:42 | More by MNPikey
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-27-2012 03:03:15 | More by xdtfx
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-08-2013 19:33:41 | More by mobrockman
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Brighter than expected goldy orange color with a slight haze and a cap of nicely sized, fine and bubbly, off-white.

Pungently hoppy nose. Grapefruit, citrusy rind and pine come in strong.

Salty cracker base, not much sweetness at all. Juicy citrus and pineapple with a fairly solid rindy bitterness, and spicy-piny hops. It is both slick and smooth with a fine carbonation, but the abv takes away from the drinkability a bit.

A solid, if rather pungent IIPA.

02-08-2009 05:44:30 | More by Slynger
Photo of JohnnyChicago


4/5  rDev -5.2%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a proper amber body and off-white sticky head.

S: Deep, luscious, grapefruit and orange notes with a hint of white pepper and boozy depth.

T: Big grapefruit flavour. Nice and lip-smacking bitter, with a decent helping of sticky malt sweetness to balance it out.

D: Its actually a bit boozier than some bigger DIPAs, but it isn't anywhere near undrinkable.

Overall: This was one of the first DIPAs I ever had, so I love revisiting it. It still is a great no-coast IPA that provides that crazy burst of grapefruit that we Midwesterner hop-heads love!

10-09-2011 19:44:41 | More by JohnnyChicago
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-18-2012 17:51:16 | More by kirkse
Photo of rodlavers


4.46/5  rDev +5.7%

I first had this over a year ago and went through a little over a case, but never wrote a review. Pleased with the release this year.

Bottled 4/24/13, poured into a Founders snifter. Quasi hazy bright yellow/orange, holds light really well, about two fingers of white head at first. Head things out to almost nothing, leaving traces of lacing behind.

Smell is sweet and dry, with loads of hoppy citrus aromas with malt undertones.

Taste is really similar, but I'd say less malt is noticeable. There is a serious pulpy rind flavor on the end. It's sweet up front.

Does not feel smooth. It's dry and bitter, but not unpleasant. Total citrus aftertaste/feel. It's also a little dank/resinous.

Overall this is one of my favorite DIPAs, and one of my favorite Founders offerings. I toke a lot of heat for what I'm about to say, but Double Trouble "ages" exceptionally well for a DIPA. I'm not saying to throw it in the cellar, but the flavors do not diminish terribly over time. Probably wondering why I am mentioning aging this beer, but my first experience with it was aged for 6 months (not on purpose), and I thought it was exceptional then, and I think it's exceptional now with just about 3 weeks on it. Cheers.

05-16-2013 02:49:34 | More by rodlavers
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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