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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,749 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,749
Reviews: 1,590
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.48%
Wants: 356
Gots: 719 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Artmcd88, Oct 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Gemini6, Oct 20, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +0.5%

jmrybak, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of JLSIV
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 20 oz pint, not very aggressive head, slight lacing. Color is a hazy orange. May have been chilled a little too much, (my fridge is around 40-41 degrees). Also my sample was bottled 6/13/14.

Aroma-Nice citrusy up front, crisp hoppiness, a little malt.

Taste- I was very impressed with the flavor. The alcohol is hidden, and the hops are very pronounced and flavorful. One of the things I noticed right away, is that there is a very good balance of bitter, alcohol, and just the right notes. Nothing is getting in front of good flavor.

Mouthfeel to me is almost dry, good carbonation, but a little astringent at the finish. Nothing shocking considering the ABV

Overall- I would definitely order again, especially on draft. Excellent quality. Feel a huge nap coming on….

JLSIV, Oct 19, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +9%

zowie, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of biegaman
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This bottle of Double Trouble looks without problem - a dense but sediment-free and well-polished golden complexion, the beer shines brightly and supports a respectable amount of head, a healthy chunk of which attaches itself to the glass and refuses to let go.

Many of the best DIPAs have a kind of wild herb, resiny, yet tropical character. Double Trouble fits this bill. It smells of tree bark, wet mildewy leaves, and also bright citrus fruits like grapefruit and lemon. At three months of age, this particular bottle has also adopted notes from its malts; fresh-baked bread and toffee squares are equally appreciable.

If you've never had a Double IPA, Double Trouble will indeed turn your world upside-down. It is not just "imperial" insofar as its over-sized hoppiness; the maltiness is gigantic too. Here the two worlds exists as one: brown sugar caramelized grapefruit, orange marmalade on crunchy toast, flower and citrus skin potpourri lit during the morning rush at a bakery.

A proper DIPA will likely numb your tastebuds. It will do so, however, in the most easing and pleasing way. This one provides all the wholesome, semi-sweet maltiness and juicy citrus satiation but does so without registering as overly astringent or having the presence of acidity that it'll split your gums open. This has an approachability and casualness that rarely befalls its style.

Cars aren't nicer to drive just because they have more horsepower. Music does not necessarily sound better if it's played louder. Likewise, beers aren't superior the stronger they are or the more loudly they're hopped. All in all, for something to the tune of 86 IBU and 9.4%, Double Trouble has the technical specs to intimidate, but it's an unusually and exceptionally well-balanced, mellow DIPA. For hopheads, the best time to visit Michigan is June through September.

biegaman, Oct 19, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +4.3%

Majesty, Oct 19, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -2.8%

MarkDeming, Oct 19, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +2.4%

Nszuch8, Oct 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

tgatort, Oct 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

BltByKrmn, Oct 19, 2014
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4.02/5  rDev -4.7%

Shy5, Oct 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

KAP72, Oct 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Kevinpitts, Oct 18, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +8.1%

kjc111, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

JRosolen, Oct 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

buzzedup, Oct 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

schimschim, Oct 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

MortalKombat14, Oct 17, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +6.2%

sirhc3034, Oct 17, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +4.3%

12 oz bottle, bottled 07/29/14
a - hazy gold
a - floral hop, some citrus, bready malt.
m - super creamy
t - floral hops bite, alcohol is there. significant malt balance-bread, a little candy. some alcohol burn.
o - very good IIPA. It seems very tough to stand out as a IIPA as an American ale these days. not sure
it does(though i guess that would be saying it doesn't, right?)

sierratwohearted, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

nilesschmidt, Oct 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

BennettBeerGuy, Oct 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

yancot, Oct 16, 2014
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,749 ratings.