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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,245 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 5,245
Reviews: 1,558
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 335
Gots: 559 | 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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PopnLoads

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-19-2012 17:56:38 | More by PopnLoads
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SirIPAalot

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-19-2012 15:45:49 | More by SirIPAalot
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rapayn01

Kentucky

4.05/5  rDev -4%

I'm a big fan of Michigan beers, generally, and Founders, specifically. I love their Rye IPA, like the Centennial IPA and would drink the All Day IPA on just about any day.

However, as with other imperial IPAs, I find myself downgrading this beer a bit because the relatively high alcohol content almost overwhelms the beer. I prefer a strong hop kick of a first-class IPA to the inevitable alcohol taste of an imperial.

It looked good in the glass (if a little paler than expected), smelled fine (some imperial IPAs really give away the alcohol in the odor), and tasted pretty good. I've had beers of this style that are not at all subtle, so I gave this Double Trouble fairly high marks because it is a pretty good representative of its class.

08-18-2012 15:18:23 | More by rapayn01
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RockChalkAndy


4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-17-2012 18:16:12 | More by RockChalkAndy
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-17-2012 18:15:14 | More by bluckbeyes
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Optifron

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-16-2012 23:23:10 | More by Optifron
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joh04587

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +18.5%

08-16-2012 21:31:25 | More by joh04587
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IrishGerman


4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

08-15-2012 21:57:53 | More by IrishGerman
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Happyhopper

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-13-2012 23:23:38 | More by Happyhopper
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-13-2012 20:33:24 | More by danthehopslamman
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Mikegsparks

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-13-2012 13:38:51 | More by Mikegsparks
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DTown

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

08-12-2012 20:09:03 | More by DTown
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crazyfraser


4.98/5  rDev +18%

Appearance a little cloudy goldy, i was hoping for a slightly darker brew for the ABV. the only reason i gave it a 4.5

Smell definitely hopy, grape-fruity, citrus y, a hint of boozyness

Taste just your classic double IPA, the difference between this and others is you can taste the quality, I taste the hops right off the bat. goes down smooth. I best describe it by saying it taste like grapefruit. yummy.. would never guess this has a high ABV..

Mouthfeel smooth, a little bubbly,

Overall an amazing brew, will drink again, will reccomend, in fact Im getting up to grab a cold one now.

08-11-2012 23:56:14 | More by crazyfraser
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MattSharpless

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-10-2012 17:02:05 | More by MattSharpless
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Timsully19


4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-10-2012 05:07:05 | More by Timsully19
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MSEGUIN

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

08-10-2012 01:18:28 | More by MSEGUIN
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BrkfstOfChmpns

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-09-2012 23:42:48 | More by BrkfstOfChmpns
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MrParker

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-09-2012 20:37:35 | More by MrParker
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JamFuel

Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-09-2012 17:08:53 | More by JamFuel
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bsu2005

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-09-2012 00:10:51 | More by bsu2005
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adam42381

Florida

4.48/5  rDev +6.2%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Spiegelau tulip. Bottled on March 20, 2012 printed on label.

Appearance: Pours a clear light gold with orange highlights and a 1 finger foamy snow white head. Excellent head retention and lacing.

Smell: Sweet citrus, pine, pineapple, candied fruits and sweet malt. Aroma reminds me a lot of Lagunitas Lucky 13.

Taste: Grapefruit and pine dominate throughout with a bit of sweet and lightly toasted malt in the background. Aftertaste is quite bitter and long-lasting.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with just the right amount of prickly carbonation. The hop oils really coat the mouth.

Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. This one goes down very easily for a beer with 9.4% ABV. I could see myself drinking multiples before the alcohol told me to stop.

Overall: Excellent beer overall. While the bottle I had was over 4 months old, the hops really hadn't faded like I feared they would have. I'd love to try it fresh. I would highly recommend trying this one. I really wish I had more than just the one bottle. Too bad Founders doesn't distribute down here in southwest Florida.

08-07-2012 22:18:19 | More by adam42381
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-07-2012 05:55:56 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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JazzIPA55

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-06-2012 20:33:30 | More by JazzIPA55
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Focusf111

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

08-06-2012 03:39:20 | More by Focusf111
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Hoplomachus

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-05-2012 22:50:40 | More by Hoplomachus
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,245 ratings.