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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,608 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,608
Reviews: 1,578
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 351
Gots: 684 | 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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5/5  rDev +18.5%

goatsby, Apr 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

TheRicker, Apr 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Revenant, Apr 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

jjcote, Apr 28, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a tulip
No bottled on date, must have rubbed off.

A: Pours a straw yellow, lighter than most beers in the style. One fingers width of sea foam white head builds and then recedes down rather quickly. Leaves a small amount of lacing.

S: Dank, resinous hops, tropical fruits, juniper, strong fresh grapefruit, lemon zest. Really nice. Hop bomb here for sure.

T: More malts in the taste than was in the aroma, give it a pretty big malt sweetness. Lots of piney bitterness is there as well, along with some citrus rind.

M/D: Medium body, smooth with an appropriate carbonation, no hint of the ABV. Drinkability is very good. Great mouthfeel.

O: A really nice beer. If I would have had this 2 years ago I would have thought it was incredible, but there are just so many great DIPAs out there these days. This one is well above average, but there are many better DIPAs available. This falls in the category of, 'will likely pick up a 4 pack once a year when it comes out, but wouldnt go out of my way to obtain'.

zac16125, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of MacQ32
4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a slightly hazy bright golden orange/yellow with about a finger of off white head which recedes within 2 or 3 minutes to a thickish/bubbly outer ring, pretty decent lacing.

S - Tons of citrusy grapefruit/orange rind, some sweet caramel malts, pine and maybe a bit of honey. Smells phenomenal.

T - Definitely a hope bomb. Citrusy and slightly spicy initially but the explosive bitterness quickly kicks in, which lingers a good bit. Really cant get much past the overwhelming (in a good way) bitterness initially, until my palate adjusted after about 1/4 of the brew. At which point the sweet juicy citriusyness is more recognizable, the malts are certainly overpowered in this one. Fantastic flavors by the second half of the beer.

M - Medium bodied for sure, quite refreshing due to the bitterness. Medium carbonation.

O - After half of one of these my palate has fully adjusted and is able to pick up more flavors than the powerful bitters, founders doing its thing as usual.

MacQ32, Apr 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

zachattack555, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of tastymug
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear, medium amber with foamy head, and nice retention around the glass with lacing.

Smell: Very aromatic and hoppy with notes of grass, pine, citrus and a hint of floral.

Taste: Very hop forward with a fair amount of bitterness which lingers on the palette but isn’t overwhelming. Towards the end the malts kick in the sweetness which helps balance out the hoppiness. Earthy and citrusy notes as well. Very flavorful.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel that is crisp yet creamy. Has a smooth, bitter finish.

Overall: This is a very good representative of the DIPA (Double Imperial Pale Ale) style. Great summer-time porch sipping beer.

tastymug, Apr 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

beersvh23, Apr 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

MattPittsburgh, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of SierraDeuce
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up at Ned's inside Rivermont Pizza, Lynchburg, VA last Wed. Served in a German fluted pils glass.
A: Deep, deep amber, almost orange. Thick, two fingers white puffy head, diminishes after 5 minutes or so
S: Gorgeous pungent grapefruit and grass. Can't wait to taste
T: Sweet grapefruit followed by bitterness, but not too bitter. Well balanced. Hop flavors linger long. Alcohol is well hidden!
M: Thicker than I expected, but very appealing. Balanced carbonation to the last sip.
O: Frankly, I didn't look this one up before buying at the store. What a pleasant surprise! Good session beer for the spring and summer months ahead.

SierraDeuce, Apr 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

tyelton2, Apr 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Soloveitchik, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

adamwn, Apr 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

vicsju1991, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Boilerfood, Apr 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

TerryB, Apr 27, 2013
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4.98/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle purchased in the greater Washington D.C. area, 2013 vintage but unclear bottling date, poured into a DFH quasi-IPA glass, drank two bottles on 4/26-7/13 over several hours.

A: 5 - straw golden-yellow coloration, impressive clarity (can both see or read through), minimal white head dissipates into subtle glass lacing with moderate middle residuals, medium alcohol legs

S: 5 - wow, hop bomb...lots of grapefruit, grapefruit and more grapefruit...also picking up some onion and garlic notes --> perfect smelling imperial IPA for me

T: 5 - on the front of the tongue, it's what you'd expect from the aroma with a big hop presence but not overly bitter, super drying and, even though it's sloughing off my taste buds, I could definitely drink this all day (move over All Day IPA)

M: 4.75 - full-bodied, 9.4% is hidden by the hops; moderate-to-large carbonation and alcohol legs

O: 5 - again, wow! I have never had this imperial IPA before but it hits all the high notes for me: huge grapefruit and onion/garlic aroma, slap of bitterness on the anterior tongue and super dry; this is definitely going into my top 5 DIPAs and the only beer that comes to mind that can compete is Surly Abrasive --> I need a side-by-side comparison pronto; anyway, buy, trade, sell your wares on the street to get this beer if you love hop-forward imperial IPAs!

MNishCT77, Apr 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

JimGlonke, Apr 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

lenbert, Apr 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

theleechster, Apr 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

MarkGutz, Apr 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

ThomasAWilson2, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of robhbest
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled two weeks ago, served in a tulip glass.

A: Pours a translucent yellowish orange color. 1 Finger white head, low retention, some lacing.

S: Definitely citrus up front. Lemon, orange, pine.

T: Mose citrus in the taste. Grapefruit rind bitterness, slight pine at the end as well.

M: Medium bodied, maybe a little light for my personal preference.

O: Founders does a fine job on this one. As always they produced something excellent. If you're not into the grapefruit rind flavor, I'd stay away. I love the fact that this is such an easy drinker while hiding the ABV well. Nice beer and definitely worth a try.

robhbest, Apr 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

lobos62, Apr 26, 2013
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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