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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
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5,057 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,057
Reviews: 1,547
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 330
Gots: 508 | FT: 7
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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baybum

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-18-2012 14:51:35 | More by baybum
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elevatedgreens

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-18-2012 03:51:19 | More by elevatedgreens
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Drk93TT

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-18-2012 03:01:53 | More by Drk93TT
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lbriones5


4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-17-2012 22:25:43 | More by lbriones5
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2beerdogs

California

3/5  rDev -28.9%

05-17-2012 21:53:43 | More by 2beerdogs
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served in an oversized wineglass.

pours a bright golden tone while yielding a solid finger + of a creamy white/off-white head; decent retention and lacing.

fantastic nose. big, aromatic aroma of grapefruit, lemon, pine, and a nice malty backbone. great smelling DIPA. wow, flavor follows the nose nicely. very, very tasty. tons of citrus hoppiness, a bit of pine, and flanked by that balancing malt character. well done. this isn't the freshest bottle, so i'm probably getting more of a malt presence than was intended by the brewer, but it's retaining a heck of a hoppy presence, which persists through a modestly bitter finish.

nice medium + body with medium carbonation. very drinkable for a DIPA. outstanding beer. from a brewery largely known for their stouts, these guys clearly know how to knock it out of the park on the hops front as well.

originally reviewed: 11-08-2010

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 04:34:59 | More by BostonHops
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-17-2012 03:21:16 | More by CarolinaKev
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hopheadpete


4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-17-2012 02:11:38 | More by hopheadpete
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InsuranceGuy

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-16-2012 20:26:30 | More by InsuranceGuy
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Beer_Geek

Indiana

5/5  rDev +18.5%

05-16-2012 07:09:42 | More by Beer_Geek
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Mack2012

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-16-2012 03:29:38 | More by Mack2012
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ehammond1


4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, Thorpe429!

Hazy golden orange with a very small off-white head, even after a somewhat aggressive pour. This leaves the glass oily with spots of stick. Below average.

Incredible aroma, and my favorite aspect of the beer. There's lots of powerful, pungent citrus and tropical fruit flavors erupting out of the glass. Fantastic!

Moderate to high bitterness is this beer's signature, along with citrus and tropical fruit flavors. Very nice. Complete.

Medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation.

A great DIPA, aided largely by it's near world-class aroma.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 02:25:49 | More by ehammond1
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

05-16-2012 01:09:48 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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kmoore149

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -28.9%

05-16-2012 01:00:08 | More by kmoore149
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

05-16-2012 00:28:11 | More by ejimhof
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BERNUTBAG


4.98/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this is a great double ipa, flavor changes all through drinking this one, has all spectrum of flavors in a ipa, well balanced with just enough hops, i can say this is the first founders i have had and will try others when i can, another one for my fridge

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 18:56:54 | More by BERNUTBAG
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saxclar123

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-15-2012 14:36:46 | More by saxclar123
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-15-2012 12:48:52 | More by ncstateplaya
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r0nyn

New York

4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into my Founders snifter. Bottled on 3/20/12.

Yellowish gold, almost the color of straw, with just a tinge of haze and decent clarity, this is a pretty-looking ale. Foamy white quarter-inch head slowly recedes with good retention, leaving a ton of spotty lacing in its wake. Good marks for looks. The nose has a lot of malty sweetness paired with some big notes of pine and citrus essences. Little to no alcohol is detectable, even as it warms.

Bitter hops on the front end that coat the tongue and stay throughout the entire sip. After the initial blast, there's more of the floral and citrus that come to the forefront, accentuated by the milder, sweeter malts from the nose. Finishes with a bitter kick that lingers into the aftertaste. Alcohol is more prevalent as the beer gets warmer, but that's par for the course. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, with a drying finish and a mild carbonation quotient.

Double Trouble is a very straightforward example of the Double IPA style that does everything right without really standing out in any particular category. A textbook DIPA that provides an easy, tasty drinking experience. Just watch out for the 9.4% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 04:19:12 | More by r0nyn
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Hallce2

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-14-2012 22:46:17 | More by Hallce2
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ryancuth

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-14-2012 01:28:47 | More by ryancuth
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Falcone

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-14-2012 00:03:24 | More by Falcone
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syntheticwings

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-13-2012 21:37:22 | More by syntheticwings
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matthageman

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-13-2012 17:34:40 | More by matthageman
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellow/gold with some haze. Decent head with some lace.

Good citric hop nose and some toasted malt. You get a hint of malty booze as well.

Nice hop forward with some lightly boozy malt. Some bread and malt mingling with citric rind bitterness. Nice bitter and malt finish.

Medium body with ok carbonation.

A decent imp. IPA. The alcohol is well hidden and is a punch in the head later.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 00:46:50 | More by OtherShoe2
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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