Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company
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4.38/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12 oz. bottle, with the bottled on date apparently reading 04/01/2013. Excited to have this beer in my grasp yet again, since I remember enjoying it a lot last year. Scored the 4 pack from my local beer store for $10.99. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.
A - Pours a nice bright beautiful orange color with about a quarter inch of white head which dissolves out quickly. Slightly hazy with some bubbles lazily floating topside. No lacing to speak of.
S - Smell is of nice citrus grapefruit, oranges, & pine needles. Some toasty malt presence, and just a hint of alcohol heat. A fairly simple aroma, but hits it's mark indefinitely.
T - Now this is what a DIPA should taste like. Beautiful sharp citric grapefruit, complemented well by the sweetness of the malt. Juicy, fruity, sweet, & just a bit earthy. Alcohol heat is faint, but apparent.
M - Feel is sleek and creamy, with bitter grapefruit hop resins coating the palate. Such a smooth brew.
Overall, a wonderfully executed DIPA, easily one of the best I've had. Definitely just as good as I remembered it being last year. Dangerously smooth and easy drinking for being such a big beer, with minimal alcohol warmth. Truly an outstanding beer from Founders, one that all IPA lovers should try.
Founders Double Trouble ---4.5/5
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2013 18:49:22 | More by mfnmbvp
4.18/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Enjoyed on tap at a Founders tap takeover at Bier Station in Kansas City. Served in a small bulbous tulip-style glass.
Appearance - Body is a bright and clear golden color with stark white head that is maybe a finger worth. Eventually settles to a rim of lacing around the edge and speckled lace on top of the body.
Smell - Wonderfully piney with undertones of fruit--grapefruit and other stark citrus notes. Very little else going on to my nose, but it doesn't matter because the aroma is so intoxicating.
Taste - Fresh and pungent with pine resin and more grapefruit goodness as well as some pineapple and a bit more sweetness peeking through as it warms. Alcoholic heat is detectible but well hidden. Notes of bitterness balance the fruitiness.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Lingering and faint bitterness.
Overall, a delicious DIPA that I feel doesn't get as much love as everyone's favorites, but it 's well worth a mention. I would gladly drink this again and again.
Serving type: on-tap
07-02-2013 04:59:08 | More by LambicPentameter
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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