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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,031 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,031
Reviews: 1,545
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 327
Gots: 499 | 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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frosted33

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-07-2012 21:44:12 | More by frosted33
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CalbeDacks

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-07-2012 20:37:45 | More by CalbeDacks
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

07-06-2012 00:34:16 | More by Stinger80OH
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MattBreight

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-05-2012 22:31:31 | More by MattBreight
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6demonbag

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

07-04-2012 04:53:52 | More by 6demonbag
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jamiekimble

Florida

5/5  rDev +18.5%

07-04-2012 00:20:27 | More by jamiekimble
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csnullptr

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

07-03-2012 23:29:15 | More by csnullptr
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rkcrozier

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-03-2012 19:26:41 | More by rkcrozier
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mkdeezy

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-03-2012 01:14:30 | More by mkdeezy
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cwd

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-02-2012 23:18:35 | More by cwd
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SaxmanRick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-02-2012 21:05:56 | More by SaxmanRick
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beerme626

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

07-02-2012 21:03:18 | More by beerme626
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buiter

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-02-2012 18:30:59 | More by buiter
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clintDmason


4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-02-2012 02:24:23 | More by clintDmason
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akttr

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

07-01-2012 07:42:13 | More by akttr
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Double Trouble pours a translucent, sunburst-orange color with some darker highlights around the edges, appearing nearly copper at times. A thick, creamy cap tops this one off, slightly off-white in color leaving plenty of fat lacing behind as it trudges down the glass. Very nice and clean looking beer - I appreciate unfiltered IPA's, although the crystal clear ones are always extremely impressive as well.

The aroma on Double Trouble is crazy-powerful, especially considering this particular bottle is less than a week old. Insane tropical fruits and citrus obliterate my sense of smell momentarily as my face is buried in the glass; pineapple, mango, nectarines, grapefruit... So fresh and deliciously juicy. Very sweet and delectable with a more-than-solid, hoppy counterpoint. Lightly floral, leafy, and piney hops hit just as hard with some oily resins and a nearly dank character. Double Trouble smells fantastic.

There's a huge hop presence on the palate - to be expected for a 9.4% ABV Double IPA, although alcohol isn't noticeable at all. Leafy, earthy, and lightly herbal, pepper-coated hops trash about with some pine and hop oil flavors in the background. Though the assertiveness of the profile takes a jump, the sweet tropical fruits are still heavy in the flavor - pineapple and nectarines are the most dominant of all.

The finish contains some grassy and onion-like notes, just enough to be interesting but not so much as to be off-putting or weird. Malt in this one is low. Lower than lower. At the most, maybe some sweet breadiness in the very, very background, but even then - I'm probably just kidding myself. This thing is all about the hoppy off-balance, and it does it so well. Medium bodied, borderline sticky with a wet and slick mouth feel; high carbonation.

Double Trouble has always been one of my favorite, local IPAs. I really wish it was available year-round, but a seasonal release means you always know that you're getting it fresh, and this stuff is amazing when it's fresh, so I guess there is a nice trade-off. So out of kilter towards the hops, but in such a lovely and delicate way. Tastes like a DIPA with the drinkability of an APA.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 01:04:02 | More by tectactoe
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Nutwood

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-30-2012 21:12:49 | More by Nutwood
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dspencer714


5/5  rDev +18.5%

06-30-2012 14:20:24 | More by dspencer714
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jhartley

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed on March 2, 2012. Bottled on January 1, 2012.
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
A-Poured a hazy orange-gold with a thin head, to be expected.

S-Wow! Tropical fruit and citrus salad here! Oranges, pineapple, mango; tons of fruity hoppy aromas!

T-Tastes just like it smells: Orange, pineapples, spicy. Nice amount of bitterness to malt sweetness.

M-Nice carbonation, coats the mouth with a great flavor.

O-Great DIPA! Easy drinking even with the high ABV, it's well hidden. Definitely at the top of my list.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 11:25:52 | More by jhartley
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cfrances33

Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a Founders snifter. Bottle date 4/6/13, enjoyed 4/16/13.

Pour: Completely clear bright orange with two fingers of soapy, frothy, creamy colored head. Lots of lacing, and the head recedes to a few bubbles after a few minutes.

Smell: Big tropical fruits (papaya, mango, pineapple), lots of pine, and a touch of floral hops. No sweetness to speak of on the nose.

Taste: Lots of the tropical fruits, and an even greater pine than mentioned on the nose. A lot more sweetness in the form of a heavy honey comes through on the taste, but it doesn't distract from the massive hop profile. As it warms, it becomes a tad boozy, which dropped the score here.

Mouthfeel: A rather big beer, but very drinkable. Definitely just the right amount of bitterness, which lingers in the just the right way. However, by the end of the glass, the alcohol really starts to pierce through the rest of this beer, and it becomes quite hot. If it drank consistently through the glass, easily would have scored a 4.5 here.

Overall: I'm really impressed with this beer fresh. Delicious, but just a bit too much alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 20:02:23 | More by cfrances33
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-29-2012 04:11:28 | More by Kunstman
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nimrod979

Maryland

3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Good Ta Go. Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Slightly hazy golden yellow/orange. Rather dull color. One finger white head dissipates after only a couple of minutes. Although there is some nice sticky lacing going on here.

Aroma: Floral and citrus-y. Orange rind, grapefruit and pineapple come to mind. Alcohol is detectable. Hint of pine.

Taste: Same citrus flavors. Orange rind and pineapple really standing out here. Alcohol heat is a little more prominent than in the nose. Not really any malts to speak of. Straight up hop bomb and quite bitter at 86 IBUs.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Long bitter finish. Pretty much the main defining quality here. Not overly thick which make it quites drinkable for the high bitterness.

I like it for its hops bitterness and surprising pineapple flavor. The high alcohol presence takes away from this one. And it's a bit one dimensional.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 01:45:08 | More by nimrod979
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StoutIrish

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-29-2012 01:20:42 | More by StoutIrish
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EL48823

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-28-2012 20:39:48 | More by EL48823
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cnbrown313

Illinois

4.78/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is definitely one of my top 5 favorite DIPA's out there. Poured vigorously into my Duvel glass.

A - Nice light copper color with a creamy thick 2 finger head.

S - Smell is of delicious, citrusy hops.

T - There is definitely a lot of hops that grab you right away, but they're delicious! There is a nice, sweet malt back that really balances out all of the hops. I wouldn't change anything about the taste, it's perfectly balanced and deceivingly easy to drink at 9.4% ABV.

M - The mouthfeel is perfect too. Not too thick or thin, with just the right carbonation.

O - Overall, if you're an IPA fan you should really try one of these. It holds it's own against some of the best DIPA's out there.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 13:26:43 | More by cnbrown313
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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