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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,613 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,613
Reviews: 1,578
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 351
Gots: 686 | 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%

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
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

firstlighthiker, Apr 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Zuidman, Apr 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

chubby2u, Apr 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Matt_Rodgers, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of Mulcahey
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Mulcahey, Apr 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

BlakeAM, Apr 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Dbrag, Apr 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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

GennyCreamAle, Apr 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

flyingPharmacist, Apr 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Brocklanders34, Apr 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

MWilt, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of erialbill
4.79/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Another homerun by Founders. Born and raised in New Jersey we unfortunately do not get many of the top beers in our state (that needs to change). Thank god for Founders because the quality beers they put out makes it easier for us who miss out on Russian River, Three Floyds and such. This beer is why you have to drink craft beer because when you drink a beer like this you really want to thank the people who make them. This beer is extremely easy to drink and you will not notice the ABV so be warned ... go slowly and enjoy.

erialbill, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of jplopez21
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

jplopez21, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of KYGunner
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light golden to murky orange in color the head was thin and fleeting. Lots of carbonation indicate great freshness.

Fantastic scent! Strong and fruity with huge sweetness. Orange, melon, tangerines, grapefruit with hints of honey, fragrant flower and pine. An absolute juicy fruit wonder.

Lots of honey and caramel sweetness on the palate. The hops are bitter, pithy grapefruit, lemon rind, orange, peach and a bit of tangerines. I get some herbal tones like pine and dank floral notes. I'll give kudos for a powerful taste experience. High ABV is lost in a smooth almost thick feel.

Overall, this is a great ale.

KYGunner, Apr 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

MrBuckHigh, Apr 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Phather, Apr 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

dbert21, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of screamking
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into wine glass.

Pours a lot lighter than I expected, a light apricot. With a very thin white head. The aroma filled with lucious citrus hops, tons of grapefruit and orange. Some of that pine every bodies talking about too. Very pleasing smell.

The taste is where this one falls off the wagon for me compared to the great DIPA's of our time. It's solid, but lacks the overall direction certain other brews have. The grapefruit is very noticeable as well as the pine. It just doesn't come together for me. The feel is great, full bodied with a dry bitter finish. The price point is also way too high for what you get. To me this is the worst value in DIPA land.

screamking, Apr 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

buzzy, Apr 25, 2013
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,613 ratings.