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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,740 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,740
Reviews: 1,589
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.48%
Wants: 355
Gots: 718 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

bleeps, Dec 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

athomasPSU, Dec 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Chris_Panos, Dec 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

jlee185, Dec 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

threedaggers, Dec 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

BeerGod27, Dec 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

TychoNDC, Dec 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Jakethesnake503, Dec 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

agentmm420, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of tmm313
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazy light amber color. Poured a quickly dissipating ½ finger head. Pretty good lacing with nice trailing.
S- Orange, grapefruit, tropical fruits, caramel, pine, floral, a little dank, and booze. Booze smell is mildly reminiscent of barrel aged aromas. Really inviting.
T- Orange and tropical fruits up front, followed by nice pine, caramel, grapefruit, citrus rind, and booze. Booze has a slight bourbon taste to me. Awesome.
M- Medium light body, lightly oily and slick on the tongue. Nice lingering bitterness.
O- I really enjoyed this beer. Very well balanced with strong, decadent flavors. I will definitely be having this again.

tmm313, Dec 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

MNMike, Dec 08, 2013
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4.22/5  rDev 0%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a straight pint glass. Bottled 08/03/14

A- Medium golden straw, thin white head, amazing clarity.

S- Citrus notes of orange, grapefruit, dank pine, some light toasted malt, light alcohol.

T- Sweet citrus notes of orange and grapefruit, dank pine, long medium-high bitterness, very light malt character, light alcohol notes, Finishes with a lingering pine bitterness.

M- Pretty easy drinking for the abv and hop presence.

O- A pretty great DIPA, it doesn't quite hit me with that hop punch that I get from others though, especially Bell's offerings. A nice balance of Amarillo and Simcoe hops, which is an amazing hop combo.

PaulyB83, Dec 05, 2013
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3.96/5  rDev -6.2%

RochefortChris, Dec 03, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pale hazy golden colored pour into globe glass with moderate pretty lace.
S: Floral pine notes highlight aromas.
T: Sweet malty front end, boozy middle with a wonderfully hoppy bitter finish.
M: Medium smooth body with good carbonation.
O: Delicious Imperial IPA.

Paincane, Dec 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

mymasterpiece75, Dec 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

weezarc, Dec 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

JGLittle, Dec 02, 2013
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4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: a stumpy 355mL brown bottle with a funky old-school label.

Appearance: pours a vibrant deep orange-gold, with a frothing head that settled to a one-finger with decent lacing. A good looking beer.

Aroma: a great aroma of multiple citrus hops (I can pick up tangerine, grapefruit and lemon) and pine hops also - plenty of them about!

Taste: a certain amount of pine resin with those citrus hops coming through for a complete whack against the palate. A decent amount of warming alcohol hangs about too. Great American IPA flavours.

Aftertaste: I'm not sure how they have done it, but the hop flavours have lingered through alongside hop bitterness generally found alone on the finish. Fantastic!

Mouth feel: moderate in body with a medium to high carbonation - plenty enough to get the flavours to come through strongly.

Overall: one of the best double AIPAs I have had to date. A good assortment of hops traditionally seen in an AIPA, but so clean and crisp that it simply has to be in my top 5.

SmashPants, Dec 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

NooseJustice, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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loganburgh, Nov 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

bluHatter, Nov 25, 2013
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,740 ratings.