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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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Reviews: 1,643
Hads: 6,317
Avg: 4.19
pDev: 18.85%
Wants: 427
Gots: 1,042 | FT: 10
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: CortexBomb on 12-06-2006

86 IBUs and 9.4% ABV
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Reviews: 1,643 | Hads: 6,317
Photo of ndm502
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a crystal clear light golden color, slightly darker than a pilsner. Begins with a billowy white head that falls to a persistent, thin layer.

Smell: Amazing aromas of grapefruit, orange, lemon, and pine surge out of the glass. The nose is dominated by hop flavors in accompaniment with an undercurrent of sweet, simple syrup.

Taste: The flavors hit your palate with loads of citrus hop flavors up front, followed by a hint of pine and resin hop flavors, all layered atop a solid malt texture. The malt doesn't contribute much flavor or sweetness. Essentially, it's almost as though the brewers managed to perfectly balance the simply sweet malt flavors with the optimal amount of citrus hop flavors to create an incredibly well balanced beer. The finish begins with some resiny hop flavors that give way to a burst of hop bitterness that itself is followed by a persistent honey sweetness. The malt flavors really kick in at the back-end of the finish.

Mouthfeel: The body has great texture, solid without being thick or syrupy. Surprisingly lightly bodied in light of the 9.4%.

Drinkability: Scarily drinkable on account of the fairly light body and the very well-balanced flavors.

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Photo of beveritt
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Presentation: Poured from a stubby 12 oz brown bottle into an Imperial pint glass. Label depicts a "double" face; what looks like an old man one way and and old women upside down. 9.4 % ABV and 86 IBU's. No freshness date, but I picked it up a few weeks ago and have stored it in the refrigerator since.

Appearance: Pours with 1 1/2 fingers of nearly white head. This settles somewhat, leaving behind thick and complete lacing. The beer itself is an orange amber with a slight haze. Some sediment in the bottle.

Smell: Strong hop aroma of grapefruit and pine.

Taste: Wow, the closest to actual grapefruit that I have ever tasted in a beer! I wouldn't be surprised if someone later told me that this was a beer/grapefruit juice mix. Sharp bitterness in the finish, lingers long after the sip. Slight honey sweetness also hides in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is incredible, the beer is thick and almost syrupy.

Drinkability: Another hyped beer that lives up to its reputation. While I am more of a malt guy, it is hard to argue with the near perfection of this one.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Totowa recently since I have yet to have a bad beer from Founder's. I tend to associate them with heavier and darker offerings, but this took me a bit by surprise. No, it's not the best hoppy beer I've had and it tastes almost like it's dry-hopped, but this is amazingly deceptive when it comes to the alcohol content. It doesn't smell or taste strong at all and it almost seems like something that Sierra Nevada would concoct if they ever tried this style of beer. Thankfully, the midwest is giving the west coast breweries a good run for their money!

This had a nice pour to it - amber, slightly cloudy, a long-lasting head, and a good amount of lacing. The taste is as I said before, that or a dry-hopped beer. Lots of citrus, lemon, pine, with hints of orange and resin underneath. No, it's not buttery or waxy like the flagship beer from Chico, but this can hold it's own against that. It's not the fullest flavor, but it's confidently bold and the hop bitterness lingers nicely well after each sip has gone down. Lots of bubbles both on the palate and in the beer itself adds for a nice touch!

This is not a session beer but nevertheless, it's weak enough that it's easy to sneak up on ya and give ya a good smack upon the head. The taste is a bit too heavy and earthy for me but nevertheless, this was a solid beer and proof that Founders hasn't found a style that they can't tackle head on. A great alternative for those who can't find a west coast I.P.A. in their local liquor store!

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Photo of Shumista
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a beer mug.

A- Founders Double Trouble pours a hazy golden yellow that becomes clear after it settles in the glass. There is a small white head and a good amount of lacing is left on the sides of the glass.
S- The aroma is lots of citrusy hops. Smells very fresh. Not much maltiness in the smell.
T- Not quite as big in flavor as I expected for a DIPA from Founders. Tons of fresh citrusy hops are the highlight of the flavor. Any malt present subtly takes a backseat.
M- Thinner than most DIPA's I've had, very medium bodied.
D- Dangerously high for 9.4%. The first one went down real easy, and I think the next one will too.

Overall I definitely prefer this to Founders "Triple IPA" Devil Dancer (which I thought was more of a barleywine than Imperial IPA).

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Photo of DIM
3.74/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: This was a cloudy, pale yellow color. It poured with a thin, short lived head.

s: Big fresh aromas of earthy grapefruit, and vanilla cookie dough.

t: Bit of a let down here. Starts well with toffee and vanilla flavors. Next up are some lemon zest with a little pine. The finish is abrasively bitter and a little solventy.

m: Decent body, but maybe a little undercarbonated.

d: I love Founder's, but this came up a little short.

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Photo of tavernjef
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Slightly hazed medium lemon gold. A medium sized tuft of a whitish foamy head is displayed after pouring with some lacing sheets spewn about with a few craggly strings and spots being left behind.

Aroma is a favorably welcome in a tropical citrusy realm of pineapple, peach, mango, white grapefruit, and orange. Very akin to Hopslam but just a nudge or so less booming.

Flavors are streaming full of the tropics, spiked pineapple with a twist of mango and peach in the front. Mid ranges are kind of crunchy, grabbing, and bold with a slightly toasted bready backing as it then quickly gains a huge fullness of everything as it then rolls into a huge finish of very well-rounded tones of bittering orange and grapefruit peels, pith, and fuzz. Dryness ensues equally among its bitterness which keeps tropical but also touches a bit on some oily pine underneath.

Incredibly easy going, smoothly solid, bigger medium to full body packed full of tropical warmth and delightfully balanced hop tones amidst all sorts of pithy peels, juicy sourness, and drying, parching piney ascents.

Double Trouble is just that! As its double the hoppy tasty fun and definately troubled in its way too easy drinkability!

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Photo of Greggy
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a 1 finger white head into my Riedel wine glass, but is rather short lived, dissipating in a minute, but it does leavea minimal cap of foam and a bit of sticky lacing. The body is a very hazy orange color. Very pleasing.

S- Holy tropical fruits. Pineapple (huge), mangos, cantelope (or musk melon?), grapefruits. Very fresh and lively. Reminds me of a fresh tropical cocktail.

T- Starts out with a nice hoppy dryness, with loads of tropical fruit flavors. Grapefruit and pineapples come to mind with bits of mango. The finish has a nice musk melon note, and bits of apple. Quite nice.

M- Low carbonation is nice, a bit of alcohol heat is present, but not cloying. Big feel.

D- A pretty nice sipper with great balance. Reminiscent of hopslam, but a different animal, in my opinion. I'd be up for 1 or 2 of these per season.

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Photo of ckeegan04
4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Golden yellow and very hazy. I love seeing a DIPA this pale in color. Lots of bubbles rising to the top help to maintain a thin, foamy white layer on top. After the initial pour the head was not much, but the foam does coat the glass.

S - Yes! Big blast of juicy hop goodness. Tropical and citrus fruits with lots of pineapple, grapefruit and a hint of lemon. There is also a nice sweetness to the nose reminding me a little bit of honey. The hops are on splendid display in this one.

T - Light, biscuity sweetness initially that is quickly overcome by a big citrus hoppiness. The tropical pineapple notes are still present as well, just not as strong as they were in the nose. The hoppiness maintains its bitter hold through the drink and finishes with a crisp lingering bite.

M/D - On the lighter side of medium bodied with an excellent crisp carbonation. The hops dont have the mouth coating feel of some oter big DIPA's, but that is about the only criticism I can come up with. An excellent DIPA.

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Photo of NoLiberty
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Love this label! Founders does it again with a killer presentation that reflects the good energy put into the outside as much as the inside. Much appreciated.

Pours into my Garre sampling glass a clear golden orange color. Much lighter than i anticipated for a DIPA. Somehow it works and makes me even thirstier for what appears to be a honey-nectar brew. A small light head froths up and quickly settles into a spotty cap resembling the glue left on a bottle with the label peeled off. Small spotty lacing creep up the sides of the glass.

On first smell I'm bowled over by the tropical fruit flavors, reminiscent of, shall I dare say it...Hopslam: melon, passionfruit, ripe grapefruit, mandarin orange, pineapple that blends into a stronger aged cheddar cheese. Again, somehow it works really well. A really subtle, but welcome, alcohol note permeates deep down giving some warmth but not enough to overtake the more delicate fruit and floral aromas on top. Truly bouquet-like!

The flavor is equally light, refreshing but complex and nice. Flavor starts light and sweet with a good citrus hop flavor. The pale malt flavors compliment the soft fruit hop notes. Slight honey and warming alcohol move the beer toward the middle palate. At this point the fruit flavors really come out: cantaloupe, melon, mango resting on top of a more aggressive pine hop flavor. The beer finishes like a fresh grapefruit juice, tart, quenching and asking to be drank. The alcohol is very well hidden which makes it even more exciting to drink.

Mouthfeel is right on. Clean, crisp, light on the palate but full in character. Moves through the mouth extremely well and carries the flavors on an active carbonation base.

A great beer from Founders, well done. Will definitely look for more of this!

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Photo of rayjay
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra from csmiley in the Black Booty BIF 09.

Totally pale without a trace of carmel malt. Tons of fine yeasty haze and a big sticky head of foam...looks great! Besides the yeast floaties its a brite beer without protein.

Smells bomb. Big wafts of citrusy hops, mostly Simcoe I presume. Excellent aroma of pure hop bliss.

Tastes much as expected from the look and smell. Huge hop presence; almost too much to believe. Surely dry-hopped but probably with oils of aroma tabs in addition to pellets (NZ hops?). Malt provides mouthfeel but doesn't get in the way, in fact gladly bows down to the hops. I'm thinking lots of dextrin malt. Nice esters suggesting juicy ripe tropical fruit. Bitterness and malt sweetness are definitely there in big quantities but totally balance each other out, letting the huge hop aroma plow through. A tiny bit of alcohol burn comes through in the fallout as it warms, along with massive hop aroma of course. Delicious hop burps to follow.

Interesting mouthfeel that totally fits the beer. Just a bit chewy, but not cloying at all. Medium carbonation i just right to cut through the sweet malt.

Refreshing an very drinkable, especially fresh. I drank it at 49F and it was just right. Highly recommended for hop heads! This is the real San Diego style IPA, for those that think Big Head is. Cheers!

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Photo of GilGarp
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jdoncbus for this one in trade!

Pours into a pint glass with very pale golden yellow color. At least it's very pale for a DIPA. Nice thick head can be coaxed out and it sticks to the glass very nicely. Lacing everywhere.

Aroma is sweet and citrusy with tons of hops. Great pineapple and mango in there. Enough goodness coming out that my nosehairs perk up.

Flavor is certainly hoppy but maybe not as much as expected from Founders. The bottle says 86 IBUs but this may have faded slightly. It's nicely bittered and fairly well balanced for the style. Some wheat bread flavor and earthy hops make it an unusual example.

Mouthfeel is good for the style. Lighter than full bodied and medium-light carbonation. Drinkability is good too although I wouldn't have two back to back.

Definately a different double IPA. It starts to makes sense when I remind myself this isn't a west coast brewery. Then again, neither is Bell's but this doesn't hold a candle to Hopslam.

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Photo of hsway
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured on tap at the Roadhouse in Brookline, MA. Very nice orange/copper color with an unusually creamy head for a DIPA. Lots of lacing. The smell was beautiful citrus, as was the taste - more grapefruit than orange. Very, very flavorful, not not so intense that I couldn't have a few. If you're not into this style then stay away!

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Photo of maximum12
4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to whatever MN BA that posted this little gem was available in Hudson, WI. I ran over the next day to grab a six pack; love me a good DIPA, & have enjoyed almost all of Founder's brews to date, so what's not to like.

Poured into my new Dunedin pint glass, the beer is clearer than most IPAs, innocent enough looking brew. Well...I physically staggered when I stuck my nose in DT while walking out of the kitchen, I'm glad I didn't spill any. Holy crap. The hops are coming off this thing in a hurricane-strength storm surge. My inner hop-head is yowling at me to drink it. DROP THE KEYBOARD, MORON, TAKE A DRINK.

This is good.

The first sip is such a riot of hoppyness that it just about sears the top of my mouth...you know, like when you have too many sweets? That's what I'm getting. The second & third sips follow close behind. C'mon, geez, where's the balance? Nowhere to be found. Good! Bring your hops to the party, DIPA, & leave them nasty malts behind.

My tummy is warming after about 2 oz. My nose is numb. My mouth is going numb. Maybe they should sell this in those tiny liquor bottles, because after that I'm already starting to long for that first blast to the head.

Truly a top-shelf beer & a first class DIPA. These are folks who know that you CAN'T PUT TOO MANY HOPS IN DIPA. Kudos to them!

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Photo of hopsleeroy
3.59/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle shared with girlfriend

A-Hazy golden honey, 0.5 inch white head that dissipated quickly
S-Citrus grapefruit, slight carmael honey malt background, melon flavor as well
T-Grapefruit melon citrus, pine flavor with pine really lingering on back end(slightly overpowering), crushed aspirin astrigency at the end, very drying, nice up front flavor but finish leaves bad impression
M-Full and creamy, low carbo, nice feel in mouth until drying astrigency
D-Good flavor but finish kills the desire to have another one. Good try might be better in 6 months when hops die down a bit.

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Photo of SammyDavisJrJrJr
3.37/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Lighter colored body than most, with honey tints. Average head, with some lacing.

S - Yeasty in the aroma, with big, juicy sweet citrus, a bit of alcohol bite, and grapefruit bitterness. Solid American IIPA aroma with good balance.

T/M - Big hops lead to a dry palate overall, very resiny and piney. Sweetness does come through, but mild and with tart citrus highlights. The main characteristic that seemed to separate this from other IIPAs was the alcohol, which was more assertive than I would have liked... Body is right on par with its style, with a nice creaminess.

D - Not bad, but not quite up to par for me with other Founders products. The alcohol seemed to dominate the flavor to much for this to be an elite IIPA. Still, good hop bomb, and will more than satisfy your need for hops.

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Photo of akokandy
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- 12 oz bottle poured into a mug. Beer is a bright orange-gold and translucent, hazy. The beer sports a small head which quickly fades and leaves minimal lacing. Really noticeable carbonation.

S- A myriad of tropical fruits. Orange, melon, lemon, and even pineapple. Citric hop aroma. Sweetness.

T- Extreme grapefruit, with some orange and lemon are apparent in the initial citrus hop taste. This is followed quickly by some standard maltiness, but not nearly enough to balance the flavor of this beer (not necessarily bad for an IPA). A dry finish with lots of hop bitterness. No alcohol flavor is detectable.

M- Medium-full body, with a little more carbonation than I usually like in an IPA.

D- Great flavor but high abv in this brew. Hard for me to drink more than 2 in a night, but those 2 sure go down easy.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.67/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

"Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble."

--William Shakespeare

Ripe apricot with banana peel borders. The beer displays a wonderful yeasty haze initially, then becomes frankly cloudy as the solids from the bottom of the bottle are added at the conclusion of the one and only pour. A softly pillowy crown of yellowed ivory (along with abundant lace) keeps the upper part of the glass looking mighty fine. Those who like the down 'n dirty look will love this one.

What a wonderful aroma! I usually wait until taste bud saturation before taking a stab at the hop bill, but it's smacking me upside the olfactory lobe with every glorious inhale. The combination of tropical fruits (tangerine, pink grapefruit and mango) just has to be due to Simcoe and/or Amarillo. Okay, now I'm expecting a doozy of a DIPA.

The big question is whether or not Double Trouble is a HopSlam killer... or whether it's even as delicious. The answers are 'no, almost nothing is' and 'no, but it's damn close'. I had the utmost faith in Founders, because those boys can brew with the best of them. Breakfast Stout, Imperial Stout, Red's Rye, Curmudgeon, Dirty Bastard, Centennial IPA... need I go on?

Those who want malt balance won't find it here. At least not when the beer is still shy of its two month anniversary. That said, the barley lays down a solid enough foundation for this hophead. There is a little sweetness, but it's quickly and almost completely obliterated by 86 IBU's worth of lupulin goodness. My tongue is getting a sound thrashing and I haven't even started the final six ounces yet.

The relatively pale, amberish orange hue tells me that pale malt is dominant. The taste buds agree. There's almost no caramel or toasted flavors to get in the way of the hop love. I'm sticking with the Simcoe and/or Amarillo guess. There's even a resinous, almost oily, funky, ganja-like vibe. Dee-freakin-licious!

The mouthfeel is the best of all worlds. It's unquestionably full and sap-sticky, but it's also as smooth as polished gemstones and has enough carbonation to avoid bogging down. My memory is a bit sketchy, but this might be the only area where DT has HS beat. Perhaps in appearance as well.

Founders will do themselves a massive favor if they make Double Trouble a regular release. HopSlam is slightly superior, but if it's only brewed once per year, that doesn't do those of us without easy access much good. The only negative with this brew is that it has replaced the beautifully bombastic Devil Dancer. Oh well, a scathingly hoppy DIPA is more than adequate compensation.

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Photo of aerozeppl
3.92/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It is Sunday. I just bottles 10 gallons of IPA. What I am in the mood for?

A: A fairly clear golden color. Not the usual copper color you associate with a DIPA. Not that much head but some lacing.

S: A bitter hop nose balanced out with some malt. A little bit of booze as well. Not that impressed with the nose.

T: Actually tastes like an excellent pale ale. Some nice clear citrus notes in there. Finishes fairly clean.

M: Nothing to really stand out either way.

D: A decent DIPA. I expect more from Founders. A big part of that is that I either need to trade or travel to get their stuff. Glad this was a travel. A good beer but nothing amazing.

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Photo of JohnQVegas
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into Sam Adams lager glass.

Pours a slightly hazy gold, effervescent, with a one finger, dense creamy head that just off of white. Spotty lacing.

Nose is grapefruit pith, a bit of fusel alcohol, some sweet caramel malt poking through and mixing it up with the citrus to hint at candied oranges.

Taste is big and sweet up front, caramel, with a mildly astringent, citrusy bitterness that emerges early and sticks around. Candied pineapple, resiny pine, and a bit of aspirin all come through. Finish is long, bitter, with a lingering caramel juiciness.

Mouthfeel is slick, juicy, perfectly carbonated - crisp but never aggressive.

Drinkability is... interesting. Very nice DIPA, but also huge - by the end of the glass, I was ok being finished.

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Photo of KeefD
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden yellow color with light orange center, two finger white head, nice sticky lacing. I love these golden DIPAs. No caramel malt to get in the way of the hops. Smell is unbridled piney and citrus hops. Taste is great! Nice and bitter, lots of grapefruit, orange, citrus goodness with just light malt sweetness. Very dry on the finish. This is definitely a hop bomb and a delicious one at that. Is it better than Hopslam? Not quite. But it's pretty darn close!

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Photo of dirtylou
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz stub bottle, riley's

appearance: poured into a hopleaf tulip, beautiful copper-apricot body, thin fluffy white wave with soapy lacing - very lovely

smell: punchy citrus, apricot, grapefruit and other tropical aroma

taste: very balanced and well rounded DIPA - syrupy caramel body with an underlying bite of grapefruit and pine, not an overwhelming hop bomb but quite balanced with a great mouthfeel

mouthfeel: full and heavy, a nice aperitif

drinkability: pretty good

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Photo of JRed
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden cloudy brew with white frothy head that leaves some lacing. A citrus aroma with spices that is very attractive. Viscous mouthfeel with grapefruit, hop center, fruit tang, alcoholic booze toward the finish. A real hoppy potion of a brew that could well with any season.

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Photo of number1bum
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed pale golden color, surprisingly light albeit dense looking, with three fingers of off-white head. Head is pretty creamy and retains well, leaving some spiderweb lacing on the sides and keeping a pretty full head.

Smells of fresh grapefruity hops with some pineapple and pine, as well. There's also an herbal quality to the hops, but something is a bit funky with this nose - like stinky cheese. Some grass and grain, as well. A weird, or I guess you could say interesting, nose.

Taste bursts forth with piney, herbal and grassy hops, and then gives way to some semi-sweet ruby red grapefruit. No sign of the funky character that was present in the aroma. Hop bill seemed a bit odd in the nose but I'm liking it on the palate. Also some pineapple and a bit of passion fruit. Lots of complex fruity flavors here; very nice. There's a bit of sweetness here, honey like I'd call it, with some grain, as well. The hoppy fruitiness makes this quite enjoyable, with only a moderate bitterness for the style which really lets the flavor shine.

Mouthfeel is a medium to full body, smooth and well balanced. Appropriate carbonation, and slightly dry in the finish.

This is a very solid DIPA; one of the fruitiest you'll ever find I'd say. And the fruit flavors are all over the map - pretty damn complex. I still don't know what's up with the smell - it's weird, but whatever it is doesn't hinder the taste. This is a very nice addition to Founders' lineup.

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Photo of jwc215
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazed golden with a thin creamy white head that is well-retained. Lacing sticks.

The smell is piney, herbal, citric/tropical with some caramel.

The taste is of pine and citrus - grapefruit and tropical fruits. It has a rounding caramel sweetness in the finish, along with some rum-like fruity alcohol. It shows the 86 IBU's, but so well-rounded that the bitterness doesn't linger. It has a nice, dry finish.

It is full-bodied without being too thick. Carbonation level is just right to keep it smooth.

Very drinkable, especially for the abv/intensity. This is appropriately named, as I would be in "double trouble" if I drank this as a "session" brew. This is the kind of DIPA I like!

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Photo of Bierguy5
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle, 9.4% ABV, 86 IBU. Pours a hazy gold color, with a slight peach hue. White rocky head. Very nice head retention. Nice patches of lace.

A good amount of juicy, sugar coated citrus in the nose, with a faint piney note. A bit of tropical fruit as well. Very nice on the nose.

Malt character is very light, but just enough. Good amount of sweetness up front. Bitterness packs a pretty good punch, without being undrinkable. Very juicy hop flavors. Citrusy, piney and a bit grassy. Bitterness lingers for some time.

Some warming from alcohol. Medium body, lower carbonation. Very nice.

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Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,643 ratings.