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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,324 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,324
Reviews: 1,561
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 335
Gots: 582 | FT: 8
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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OldTime

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-16-2013 22:50:02 | More by OldTime
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thedirtystayout

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-16-2013 19:51:28 | More by thedirtystayout
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kramerboy

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

01-16-2013 19:36:12 | More by kramerboy
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Beergelden

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -13.5%

Appearance: Pours to a golden yellowy, orange color with an off white head that does not stick around, very little head retention. The beer glues itself to the side of the glass making me think the mouthfeel will be sticky.

Appearance Rating: 2 out of 3

Aroma: Dank, piney hops and a huge sweet malt dominate the first part of the aroma. The grapefruit and citrus hopiness and a small amount of apricot come in next, followed by a warming alcohol. To be expected at 9.4% ABV! Smells like a great IPA should!

Aroma Rating: 11 out of 12

Flavor: My first taste was hit with the same resiny, piney hops from the aroma. They almost come across as onion-like to me, with their green bitterness. The middle has the malt and somewhat of a peachy hop flavor, giving you a nice relief from the initial hop attack. The warming alcohol sensation finishes it off. A persistent bitterness hangs on the back, not my favorite characteristic of some IPAs.

Flavor Rating: 14 out of 20

Mouthfeel: Despite my assumption at the beginning about the body being heavy, it actually comes across on the medium side, with low carbonation. Again the alcohol warmth comes into play, with little carbonation there isn’t much to help mask it. And still the bitterness lingers on the back and sides of the tongue.

Mouthfeel Rating: 3 out of 5

Overall: The color, aroma and all the hype surrounding this one by the BA community, set you up to think that you’re going to enjoy another stellar IPA from Founder’s. The bitterness and malt hold on longer than I would expect from an ELITE IPA these days, not that I don’t like bitter in my IPAs, it just takes over on this one and leaves your palate wrecked after one of these guys. It seems to be more bitter than the 86 IBUs it states on the bottle.

The elite IPAs recently have taken that turn towards a bitterness that hit you hard up front but goes away quickly so you can enjoy your next sip with its full glory. And to be honest, I kind of like that! A little age would do this one wonders, I think, so away one goes for a year or so and another review!

So that leads me back to Double Trouble, not a bad brew by any means, but not nearly as elite as I was led to believe!

Overall Rating: 7 out of 10

Total Rating: 37 out of 50

01-16-2013 13:06:02 | More by Beergelden
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SkiBum22

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-15-2013 20:09:33 | More by SkiBum22
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eyemustard

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-15-2013 16:00:58 | More by eyemustard
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SeaOfShells

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-14-2013 19:35:19 | More by SeaOfShells
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Mattco

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

01-14-2013 16:44:27 | More by Mattco
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j-bello


4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

01-14-2013 03:04:21 | More by j-bello
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shamrock071521

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-14-2013 00:41:14 | More by shamrock071521
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CanisMajor

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-14-2013 00:11:11 | More by CanisMajor
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MordorMongo


4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-13-2013 19:57:50 | More by MordorMongo
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scarnold8

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

01-13-2013 19:13:28 | More by scarnold8
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-13-2013 15:47:44 | More by ROBSTARR
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sirsteve42

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-13-2013 03:53:34 | More by sirsteve42
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Leinie

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-13-2013 01:37:17 | More by Leinie
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.58/5  rDev +8.5%

Appearance: Nice golden color. Head falls quick. Good lacing. Little ring of bubbles throughout.

Smell: Enormous aroma. Very citrusy, very tropical. Some pineapple flavors and not much malt. Outstanding aroma.

Taste: Huge tropical and citrus flavors. Very juicy. Nice pale malt structure. No toast or caramel in the way. Just big fruity citrusy goodness. Some underlying pine and mild oniony/garlic Summit-y flavors that I generally don't like but smell to work well here. Everything about this is outstanding and well-constructed. Just enough bitterness laying under the waves of hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: Well-carbed. Medium bodied. Long, bitter finish. 9.4% is well-hidden in the flavor/

Overall: I hadn't had this beer in a long time and I've been missing out. A wonderfully constructed DIPA that I'd put up against almost anything.

01-12-2013 20:42:45 | More by jacewg
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-10-2013 20:31:23 | More by BlissJunkie
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

01-10-2013 02:17:56 | More by spycow
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California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Sean9689

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Tennessee

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-09-2013 07:50:34 | More by Auror
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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