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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,921 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,921
Reviews: 1,615
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 370
Gots: 798 | 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:
Beer added by: CortexBomb on 12-06-2006

86 IBUs and 9.4% ABV
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Photo of patpbr
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - poured an orange haze with little head
S - strong hop aroma and very citrus And pine
T - fruity, grapefruit mostly. hop forward with citrus and bitterness filling it out
M - medium body and alcohol bite.
O - bought this about a week ago, Would have boiught another already if I knew it tasted like this.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Cobrito
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 4-17-13

A--Fairly transparent, golden, almost mass-produced lager-like. Head is nice but dissipates quickly.

S--Very strong, eye-opening aroma, dominated by grapefruit. Will beer be this one dimensional?

T--Thankfully, no, there is a great deal of complexity here, with a nice balance between a slight sweetness and hops that add up to more than a grapefruit bomb. Beer is potent and somewhat hot, with a a bitter finish that makes the back of the tongue curl. It's a pretty nice combo, somewhat reminiscent of Deviant Dale's.

M--A somewhat weird combination of dry and syrupy.

Overall, I am sympathetic to the reviewer who said he never knew quite what to make of this, and I'm not sure I do, either, but I just finished one 12 oz. bottle, I enjoyed it, but I now need a nap, and after the nap I will switch to something else. But I must say as a hophead I am enjoying the bitter, tongue-curling finish that lingers nicely. Certainly a quality DIPA that ipa lovers must try.

Photo of Lionhawk
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of 57md
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is light copper in color with a golden hue on the edges. There is just a thin layer of head that dissipates quickly. There are distinct grapefruit notes in the nose. There is a touch of malt and it is certainly hop forward. The hop bitterness oddly decreases on the finish, but there is a nice dryness that keeps this offering pleasantly bitter until the very end. There is a touch of lemon on the finish as well.

Photo of mntlover
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lightly hay orange color with some yellow thrown in. White head almost two fingers in size falls to ringed scum with some descent lace.

Aroma is nice bright hops grapefruit, pineapple, mango nice fruit hops abound. Malt base is just for holding the hops some light sweetness is all the malt notes you can pick up over the hops.

Taste is very nice just like the nose big fruity hops. Juicy Fruit notes everywhere with hints of sweetness to start, then good bitterness kick in grapefruit and pine bitterness. Some lingering pine and earthy bitterness lasts a while. No notice of the 9.4% at all.

Mouthfeel is only medium with some lightly peppy carbonation.

Overall this is very enjoyable, easy drinking a very nice I2PA. Wishing I had bought more then a four pack now.

Photo of Zbyler
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Beautiful hazy dark orange color. Looks almost like orange juice in the light. Nice two finger off white head.

S- Aromas of grapefruit, pineapple, other tropical fruits, a slight sweet bready character on the nose as well.

T- Great hope profile. The grapefruit notes on this beer are fantastic. A nice tart citrus presence really mixes with the resinous hop flavors well. Slightly sweet but not overly. Great resiny hop bitterness on the finish.

M- Great carbonation, smooth, and very refreshing.

O- I was very excited to try this beer as I had heard great things. It definitely lives up to its recommendations and I would gladly drink this beer on a daily basis if it was easier to get around here. I can't stress how delicious the grapefruit notes are on this beer. Another great beer from founders.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of msween21
4.77/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

First time writing a full review. Poured bottle into pint glass. Light orange color. Plenty of lacing. This is one amazing smelling beer. So much citrus aroma... like a fresh peeled orange. Tastes incredibly smooth for 9.4% ABV. Some hop bitterness, but mostly citrus, some sweetness on the back. No alcohol burn. Nice mouth feel, good amount of carbonation. Dry, but not overly dry. Overall, a really incredible beer. As long as it is available it will be my go to beer. I also like that its available in 12 oz 4 packs as opposed to the 22 bombers. Better price and it make is easier to drink on a random weeknight.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of rodlavers
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I first had this over a year ago and went through a little over a case, but never wrote a review. Pleased with the release this year.

Bottled 4/24/13, poured into a Founders snifter. Quasi hazy bright yellow/orange, holds light really well, about two fingers of white head at first. Head things out to almost nothing, leaving traces of lacing behind.

Smell is sweet and dry, with loads of hoppy citrus aromas with malt undertones.

Taste is really similar, but I'd say less malt is noticeable. There is a serious pulpy rind flavor on the end. It's sweet up front.

Does not feel smooth. It's dry and bitter, but not unpleasant. Total citrus aftertaste/feel. It's also a little dank/resinous.

Overall this is one of my favorite DIPAs, and one of my favorite Founders offerings. I toke a lot of heat for what I'm about to say, but Double Trouble "ages" exceptionally well for a DIPA. I'm not saying to throw it in the cellar, but the flavors do not diminish terribly over time. Probably wondering why I am mentioning aging this beer, but my first experience with it was aged for 6 months (not on purpose), and I thought it was exceptional then, and I think it's exceptional now with just about 3 weeks on it. Cheers.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,921 ratings.