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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,926 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,926
Reviews: 1,535
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 328
Gots: 462 | FT: 6
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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flagmantho

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: light golden hue with a light haze and a languid effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy white foam. Kind of plain for a double IPA, but still, looks good.

Smell: nice citrusy aroma with a medium-to-light intensity. It doesn't blow me away with volume, but its subtlety and clean fruitiness are very nice.

Taste: fruity, citrusy and lightly floral hops build out the beginning. A light malt backbone lets the hops take the driver's seat. The bitterness is smooth at the end and is strong but not biting at all. I like it.

Mouthfeel: good body and a silky smoothness. Carbonation is relatively low so this beer isn't hugely creamy, but the silkiness is very nice going down.

Overall: a nice, subtle Imperial IPA. Perhaps a bit too subtle, indeed, for the style, which typically requires a more in-your-face attitude. Still, very nice, and I would definitely have this again if given the chance.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 05:10:19 | More by flagmantho
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HarmonMW

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-01-2012 20:40:16 | More by HarmonMW
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JSchock7

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-01-2012 04:07:20 | More by JSchock7
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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-01-2012 03:13:41 | More by nosavingsaccount
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ipahead

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-01-2012 02:22:06 | More by ipahead
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smi

New York

5/5  rDev +18.5%

06-01-2012 01:59:08 | More by smi
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-31-2012 23:33:40 | More by beergorrilla
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markasparov

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -28.9%

05-31-2012 04:25:28 | More by markasparov
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rudy0908

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-31-2012 02:50:50 | More by rudy0908
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Dethsloth7


4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-31-2012 01:35:23 | More by Dethsloth7
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JLapadura

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

05-30-2012 21:41:02 | More by JLapadura
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TheBronze

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-30-2012 15:55:22 | More by TheBronze
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erha2

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-30-2012 02:08:05 | More by erha2
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jakea

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-29-2012 17:21:47 | More by jakea
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

05-29-2012 14:12:22 | More by TheBigBoy
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wells9uk

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-29-2012 11:57:20 | More by wells9uk
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aaronblain22

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-28-2012 13:03:34 | More by aaronblain22
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tmarretti

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-27-2012 22:29:52 | More by tmarretti
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-27-2012 04:42:23 | More by MarkyMOD
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Greywulfken

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: beautiful gold under a fat white head; settles into a bubbly film with ample lace

S: crisp hops and bright yeast; notes of citrus and wood

T: dry and crisp grapefruit and pine; subdued sweetness

M: full, creamy, nice dry/sweet balance

O: I'd forgotten how good an Imperial IPA this was - been quaffing down Palate Wreckers, 471's, 90 Minute IPAs, Shipyard's XXXX, and the like for some time now without returrning to an old favorite. As is true with most? all? Founders brews, this is a top-notch beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 00:32:06 | More by Greywulfken
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-26-2012 00:25:51 | More by kbuzz
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sjverla

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nose: Briefly yeasty and bready, but quickly overpowered by sweet, crisp citric hops. Lightly caramelly malt mingles with blueberry and blackberry esters that are mild, but present. Very crisp and fresh.

Appearance: Hazy blonde-gold with no head, just a ring of bubbles around the edge.

Taste: Very bitter and deep. Dank and woody - slight grapefruit dryness, but the taste is largely chlorophyllic and dark green. Alcohol bite and some minor berry characteristics provide some balance and the mild sugaryness of the malts is briefly, vaguely caramelly. Mildly astringent and semi-dry.

Overall: A heavy-handed dose of hops in this. Big and bitter, but some balance would have been nice - though maybe that's just my mood.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 00:17:49 | More by sjverla
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Wamba

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-25-2012 16:16:42 | More by Wamba
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jacob4999

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-24-2012 17:54:15 | More by jacob4999
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-24-2012 06:24:20 | More by martyl1000
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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