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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: 369
Gots: 796 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of barnzy78
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, deep golden colored body topped with with a bubbly, white head that holds good retention and fades to a foam leaving some lace on the glass. Juicy, tropical aroma, with citric grapefruit, bready malt, caramel. Bready, sweet, caramel malt backbone can't stand up to the bitter, pungent hop bitterness of grapefruit, mango, and pine. Juicy and sweet, but bitter and a bit hot. Medium body, resinous hop, lingering bitter finish. Overall, I never know what to think of this one - I love Founders, but it's not my favorite of theirs, still a reputable DIPA though.

Photo of russwilliam
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of brureview
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured in a tulip glass. Beautiful light golden color with less than a 1/2 finger head. Some carbonation bubbles from the bottom.

The aroma was an intense grapefruit- more intense than most other DIPAs. There was a also a an earthy farmhouse quality to the aroma often present in Saisions.

The beer is highly carbonated which enhances its overall character: fruity, earthy, and somewhat bitter.

The taste was grapefruit- almost pink grapefruit, a flavor I haven't found in most DIPAs. This quality makes the beer stand out- a singular grapefruit taste heightened by sweetness, good carbonation and bitterness.

Warming brings more earthiness, pungency, sweetness, and forward hops.

Overall, an excellent DIPA, especially due its distinctive pink grapefruit taste, carbonation, a good finished bitterness, and an added sweetness.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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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%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of obrike
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Founders now avalable in Texas? Sign me up.

Bought a 4 pack at Specs Round Rock for 11.99.

Pours a clear goldish yellow with some lacing. Off white head doesn't last too long in my Firestone Walker pint glass.

Man, that's a pungent scent. Freaking great. Getting some strong citrus hop aroma... grapefruit, mango, peach notes...add in a little kind bud scent as well and you've got a really great smelling DIPA here.

Yum, great bitterness up front from the hops, but a very nice sweet malt kick on the backend. Puckering bitter mixed with a sweet dryness. Uber smooth finish, fairly light for over 9abv though.

This is just a great DIPA. Up there with some of the big boys for sure. It will be a staple of mine, expecially when I'm in the mood for big citrus hops with great balance.

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4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

$3 bottle bottled 4/11/13 and poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint on 5/12/13.

Appearance: Hey, good lookin'. ;) A sunset orange sort of color with a slight hop haze -- two finger head goes down to one. The lacing is decent.

Smell: A lot of sweet grape fruit aromas. I don't find it to smell particularly complex, but it definitely has a great aroma. There may be a trace of alcohol as well as some sort of spice.

Taste/feel: Grapefruit and tropical flavors are dominant in the taste with a pretty nice balance -- though not perfect. There's a nice, solid bitterness in there that I don't too typically find in Imperial IPAs. Extremely smooth with each sip, and easy drinking. The bitterness and slight alcohol taste cause a somewhat drying effect to try and slow you down.

Double Trouble is a beer that I'd definitely recommend. I heard some people say it was "sort of" like Hopslam, but it's not at all. MAYBE the aroma is SOMEWHAT like it, but nothing else is close. Hopslam is extremely sweet (but not in a way that's cloying), and this is rather dry and bitter -- it's all about your personal preference. They're both completely different beers with an identical price tag -- try them and decide for yourself.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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