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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,448 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,448
Reviews: 1,568
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 346
Gots: 629 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

JPortillo, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of JamesShoemaker
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%

Found a single of this in Wisconsin. It was my first seasonal Founders brew.

Appearance - wow, unbelievably light for a double at 9%.

Smell - nothing extraordinary, but nothing to set off any alarms either.

Taste - good golly, this is a delicious beer. The lightness of its appearance is really transmitted to the taste. I looked for the alcohol content on the bottle after each drink to make sure I was reading it correctly. Goes down like a dream.

Mouthfeel - again, the high alcohol content is not a factor here. A little crisper than I like, but still delicious.

Overall - after returning to Michigan from Wisconsin, I now find Double Trouble everywhere. It's hard to buy anything else when I'm in the mood for a double IPA!

JamesShoemaker, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of SometimesIfart
3.65/5  rDev -13.5%

A - Pours a deep golden orange hue with a head that never quite forms. Leaves no lacing.

S - Medium pine up front, followed by strong malt, grapefruit, hop resin, and a small amount of wheat and banana. Smells like a true IPA.

T - Strong bitter malt bite up front, followed by a lingering bitter hoppyness. The grapefruit makes a slight appearance as well but it stays bitter and malt forward.

M - Mouthfeel retains all mentioned flavros with low carbonation and a heavy body. Mouthfeel really allows the 9.4% to shine as well. It seriously doesn't even make a half assed attempt to mask it.

O - Overall, this beer was good, however not something that I would pick up again. It was simply too bitter in my opinion. Not that bitter is a terrible thing, it's just that usually when I'm wanting to enjoy an IPA I actually want to enjoy the flavors and not just the ridiculous boozyness. BUT, for it being 9.4%, I guess I can't complain. However, for $4 a bottle, I will definitely pass in the future.

SometimesIfart, Sep 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Mark5252, Sep 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

JJFordick, Sep 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

qcbrewer, Sep 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

OPSippin, Sep 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

NathanFink, Sep 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

jisom123, Sep 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

hoptitsbrews, Sep 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

jman892, Sep 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

DrunkinYogi, Sep 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

grumpygerman, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of Jesstyr
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Poured into a Palm tulip.

Pours hazy orange golden with a tinge of copper. Bright white head is minimal, maybe a finger in the glass, but lingers nicely throughout the drink. Nose is definitively sweet citrus, light, but flavorful.

Taste is very similar to the nose with floral hoppiness, with a nice sweetness that balances well with the citrus and hops. Great balance of bitter and sweet. Nice medium mouthfeel, a little carbonation. Definitely get a bite of alcohol. Overall a really good beer.

Jesstyr, Sep 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

CoalPorter, Sep 13, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Travisnin, Sep 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

ironfistmargate, Sep 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Molson2000, Sep 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

LouDogg114, Sep 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

kuestegg, Sep 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

StubFaceJoe, Sep 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

bifrost17, Sep 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

benfairbank, Sep 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Redsoxfanman85, Sep 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

strohme2, Sep 07, 2012
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,448 ratings.