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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,477 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,477
Reviews: 1,570
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 349
Gots: 640 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light gold. Looks almost like a lager. Scent is intensely piney. One of the most piney IPAs I've had. Taste follows scent but there's a creamy, slightly (very slightly) sweet quality that you don't get from the nose. This is in many ways a classic middle-of-the-road DIPA.

I'm a bit schizo about this beer. I buy it every year and have the same response: one night I think it's good but not great, then the next night it seems truly outstanding. Don't know why this happens. But it is never bad; sometimes it's great.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Thanks to JohnnieNepal for the bottle!

I've been warned that this is likely slightly past its prime, but am excited to try it anyway.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with minimmal straw-colored head that dissipates quickly to a ring. Little to no lacing left down the glass.

S: Clean malt sweetness backed by a little bit of citrusy hop character. A very small bit of earthiness shows through. Malts and hops complement one another very well, but the hops could be a little more prominent.

T/M: This is definitely just a little past its prime, as warned. Up front is a swelling sweet malt taste with a little prickliness from carbonation and alcohol. Hop bitterness is evident on the finish and not really anywhere else, and a little alcohol shows through toward the end, but not too much -- I'd not guess this for a 9.4%abv beer aside perhaps from the hints from the brief head retention. A nice citrus taste follows the malts toward the end of the sip. Mouthfeel is very good... a solid medium with plenty of carbonation (but not overdone). This is really pleasant to drink, although I do wonder if it might be better fresher. I imagine it would be.

O: Very happy I have gotten to try this. Hopefully I will get to try it a little fresher next time around, but this is still a very good beer even with some age... just a little muted from what I imagine it should be. Very drinkable... almost scarily so for something this high in abv.

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Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,477 ratings.