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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

5,649 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 5,649
Reviews: 1,580
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 350
Gots: 690 | FT: 10
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%

dkw0063, Oct 29, 2013
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4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No bottling date visible, but I imagine this is the last leftover of the April 2013 production run. As such the hop profile may be weaker than when it was fresh. I did see it as part of a fourpack a week or two earlier at the same store, and passed on it then. When I returned, only this one bottle remained in the carton.

a: A nearly clear gold with a tall rocky white head. Just had a brand new Founders Harvest Ale before this tonight, and they look very similar.

s: Slightly funky pine, perhaps due to the age.

t: Pine hops forward in moderate strength. Bitterness lingers at the sides of the tongue like it should with a DIPA.

m: Medium. Good body considering the light color. Silky smooth.

o: Still excellent after all these months. Can't wait to try the new model next Summer!

UPDATE 7/20/14: Fresh fourpack with bottles sealed a month ago. Pine is not funky, not that much bitterness lingering, 9.4 ABV pretty well covered, smooth enough but not really silky. Changing my rating to: Appearance 4 to 3.75; smell 3.75-4; taste 4.25-4, mouthfeel 4.25-4.

scotorum, Oct 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

JratBones, Oct 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

bcsteve89, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Mark000, Oct 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Zaximus, Oct 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

facesnorth, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Gasc0igne, Oct 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

MattyIce21, Oct 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

guido19, Oct 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

ivorycannon, Oct 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

BEERschlitz, Oct 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

LanceRobbins24, Oct 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Eddiewaxman, Oct 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Skater_Rich, Oct 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

arnold931, Oct 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

robriley, Oct 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

ChrisKuhns, Oct 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

MO5290, Oct 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

ImusBeer, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

FrankHammer, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

drewone, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of bleggs
4.64/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

~$10 for a 4-pack at Harlem Fairway, NYC

A: Golden yellow, cloudy, with a slowly receding two finger head. Moderate lacing on the glass.
S: Extremely pungent. Strong musty hops, pine, a little citrus.
T: Strong, but not overpowering hops. Bitter lemon, pine. Crisp.
M: Medium bodied, with definite hop stickiness.
O: A remarkable DIPA, definitely on-par with Heady Topper. Generally, "balanced" is a throwaway term when it comes to beer, but this one manages to maintain a strong, fresh hop flavor without sacrificing a clean, lemony-crisp smoothness. About as close to perfect as it can get. Very reasonably priced, but tough to find in the northeast.

bleggs, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

GFD400, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

rEBELlION, Oct 19, 2013
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 5,649 ratings.