Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,836
Reviews: 1,602
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 361
Gots: 759 | FT: 9
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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4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a vibrant orange. Clear as day with a very thin white head.

Smells like a ton of citrus hops. Guava, mango, mandarin rind and lime zest. A hibt of leaf and pine. A bit sweet smelling, like a sugary smell. A bit of odd sweat like after a rigorous workout.

Starts with a sweet malt flavor, honey suckle and bread. Big hit of bitter pine and earth, then comes the fruit train. Valencia orange. Guava, mango, and I detect a lot of lime. A very deep and unique hop flavor across the board, filled with many different flavors and layers. Bitterness is at the beginning of the second half. Solid bitterness but not overly so. Finishes dry yet sweet, with mild yeasty esters that blend well with a fruit juicy hop flavor.

Medium bodied and a bit overly sweet. Fills the tongue with hoppy goodness. Dry finish. Hides the 9.4% fairly well.

Fantastic aroma and flavor, though a bit sweet. Very good juicy hop flavor, extremely enjoyable as it warms. Very nice. A bit weird that this was from 4/18 and there's very little head, but the ring of bubbles never dissipates.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Accidently blurred the bottled on date, but purchased in April 2013. Poured into a chalice.

I love this type of DIPA. It has a HUGE grapefruit aroma - a favorite characteristic for me. A refreshing and quite quaffable beer. And with a well hidden ABV of 9.4%, a potentially dangerous one as well.

A - Pours a light honey/golden color, slight cloudy/hazy, with a half-finger white rocky head. Average lacing.

S - Huge grapefruit, slight pine and sweetness.

T - Clean, piney/resinous in the start, some maltiness, and then grapefruit in the finish with lingering bitterness on the palate.

MF - Smooth. No alcohol. Hides its 9.4% ABV very well.

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4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, been meaning to try this since last year. Born in date is faded but I think it says 4/17 either way this is pretty fresh.

A: pours a bright brilliant copper with huge pillow of a head. Head resides quickly but leaves some legs. Slightly hazy.

S: blast of grapefruit and piney hops, really strong aroma, some herbal notes as well. Smells like an absolute hop bomb.

T: a big pineapple, mango, tropical citrus hop flavor with some grapefruit and pine mixed in. Much more citrus than aroma. Finishes with a bitter, juicy, resin /oil flavor. Malt profile is caramel all the way, doesn't get in the way of hops at all. This one's all hops.

M: low carbonation, quite syrupy and oily, coats the walls of my mouth. Finish is slightly hot, but based on flavor it's actually quite sessionable.

O: this is hop nirvana. A great mix of tropical, pine, herbal, bitter and sweet. Aroma was very impressive, taste even better. Definitely a must buy when fresh and in season. Might be the best highly produced dipas.

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4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from the bottle. Allergies are kicking in awful, so the observations may be less than acute:

A - Pours a clear golden amber with a healthy froth head.

S - Clean hoppy-sweet aroma. The expected citrus and pine notes, but there's a light candy smell too. Also, a sour yeast undercurrent.

T - Wouldn't say this is any more sweet than, say, Lagunitus Sucks, but that candy smell definitely translates into more sugary taste upfront. The initial sweetness gives way to hop bitterness and bread notes. Leaves little to no resonance on the tongue.

M - Surprisingly substantial, considering the clarity and lightness in taste.

O - Pretty nice IIPA. A little sweet for me, and the 9.4 ABV makes it a bit strong for the flavor profile. Definitely worth a try, but not sure I'll buy more anytime soon. Still, I'm looking forward to comparing with Doom

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4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Founder's Double Trouble is brewed in the style of an American Double IPA. No label information aside from 86 IBUs and the 9.4% ABV notice. Released annually in 4 packs during the spring season.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a tulip. Served north of 49º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a thin, golden-tinged white head of an airy cream consistency. Body color is a golden amber color with medium clarity, mild haze and ample carbonation. Retention is slightly above average and lacing is somewhat thick and stringy but doesn't hold long. Head thickens to a thin cream layer as it recedes. It certainly falls in line with the rest of the DIPA champions. 4

(Smell) Hop presence is forward, a bold blend of citrusy, fruity, resinous and piney hops in decreasing order. Malt profile is clean with a moderate sweetness, a lightly roasted caramel barley with a dap of honey. It's a very inviting marriage of hop and malt character, not unlike other citrus-led DIPAs I've had but leans harder on the hop end. The hop selection makes for an accessible aromatic display. Potency is just a touch shallow for my expectations. 4.25

(Taste) Very hop forward, but with more emphasis to the bitter, resinous and piney varieties than the nose gave off. Hop profile is comprised of citrusy, fruity and floral hop characters, slightly lesser pine and resin varieties on the finish, but it still carries a palate-wrenching intensity. The malt front is as clean tasting as it could be otherwise- it tries hard to match the hop bitterness but is a notch or two below where it should ideally rest, and the balance is slightly bitter over sweet. Flavors overall are really enjoyable for this DIPA- it's not as accessible as ones that are purely citrus and floral variety and have a matching sweetness to boot, but the complexity and depth of the hop varieties used is something worth savoring. It's a moderate, inviting sipper of a beer. 4.25

(Mouthfeel) Clean, mildly crisp textures with a mild slick sweetness. Hop presence has the upper hand and swings the balance slightly bitter, for a standard dry finish. Body is medium+ for a DIPA and medium/high overall. Alcohol presence is medium+, revealed by the lack of depth and cleanliness in the malt body, but the overshadowing hop bitterness intensity makes small change of this complaint. The texture and mouthfeel is thoroughly enjoyable. 4.75

(Overall) A solid DIPA. One may notice the hops taking a lead role in the beer, at the expense of a lesser-perceived malt profile. A touch of complexity couldn't hurt it much, and a slight boost in sweetness would seal the balance of this beer in place. Overall, I was pleased by this DIPA and recommend it to anybody who can tolerate a hoppy palate assault. 4.25

Founders Brewing Company's
Founders Double Trouble Imperial IPA
4.29/5.00

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4/5  rDev -5%

Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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