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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,793 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 4,793
Reviews: 1,527
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 311
Gots: 425 | FT: 5
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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Ratings: 4,793 | Reviews: 1,527 | Display Reviews Only:
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-29-2012 02:37:36 | More by jrohrbacher
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Boonedoggle

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-29-2012 01:40:42 | More by Boonedoggle
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IlludiumQ36

Alabama

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-29-2012 00:42:46 | More by IlludiumQ36
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rderedin

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

02-29-2012 00:16:56 | More by rderedin
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jk3

New York

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

02-28-2012 23:54:22 | More by jk3
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Fallingonwater10

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-28-2012 22:14:10 | More by Fallingonwater10
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2378GCGTG

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Light golden and deep yellow body with a little pure white head and good lacing.

Smell: Piney and aromatic hops and lots of it supported by good bit of citrus followed by grapes and golden raisins with a hint of malt fading into a very slight alcohol note, which is ok because it suits the hop character.

Taste: Super bitter at the front with quenching piney hops, they're not resinous though, so they don't coat the mouth in sticky gunk. These hops fade into a complex sweet taste supported by a malt finish.

Mouthfeel: Flowing on the tongue like liquid silk supported on excellent carbonation, this is surprisingly drinkable for the ABV and hops, it's session-able because the hops are resinous and the alcohol isn't really obvious.

Overall: Wish I could get this as a go to IPA, I think it's VERY similar to hop stooped without the resinous hoppy coating that the other beer has, I would buy this again for sure.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 14:54:34 | More by 2378GCGTG
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scubahood

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

02-28-2012 12:39:29 | More by scubahood
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PaulMc

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-28-2012 05:06:51 | More by PaulMc
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wardamnbeer

Alabama

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-28-2012 01:48:02 | More by wardamnbeer
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splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-27-2012 23:52:47 | More by splendidsplinter
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keanlacrosse

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-27-2012 19:43:27 | More by keanlacrosse
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BlueFeetAndBeer

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-27-2012 18:50:18 | More by BlueFeetAndBeer
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BoLLoCKz

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-27-2012 11:31:20 | More by BoLLoCKz
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durrrr

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-27-2012 09:13:10 | More by durrrr
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Simo5301

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-27-2012 03:47:42 | More by Simo5301
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stoutlover1978

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-27-2012 03:08:28 | More by stoutlover1978
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fatmusic14

Colorado

4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drank from a bottle, mostly.

A - beautiful shade of light gold, reminiscent of early fall foliage or a great tasting apple. Head comes out of nowhere, dissipates quickly

S - typical of an Ale. Slightly above average.

T - very light, fruity - but easily recognizable in apples, an unripe mango, lemon. Some hops

M - very very good, high smooth carbonation, very drinkable and alcohol content masked very well.

O - a pleasure to drink, highly recommend

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 21:14:26 | More by fatmusic14
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djcira

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-26-2012 12:26:49 | More by djcira
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AJD1201

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-26-2012 05:03:55 | More by AJD1201
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modernartblues

Connecticut

4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on Date 01/23/12, Poured into DFH Tulip 02/25/12

A: Golden amberBody, Cloudy, aggressive pour yields 1" head recedes to a modest cap, copious lacing

N: very citric, pineapple dominates, but other citrus fruits also present, notes of pine, resinous

T: not as impressive as the nose, touch of malt sweetness on the front end, huge citrus-pine follows, with a touch of heat on the back end, I don't get the huge pineapple flavor that the nose promised, which back this score up a half a point, still tasty

M: not as full as you expected given the ABV and the huge flavors, pretty light and very drinkable

O: an excellent DIPA from Founders, doesn't quite reach the level of Hopslam and other top tier DIPAS imo, but its in a class right below them, Founders def. knows their way around a hop addition or two (or three or four)

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 01:54:24 | More by modernartblues
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TrappistJohnMD

Mississippi

3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours amber color with one fingered white head.

Smell is heavily citrus (grapefruit and lemon)

Taste follows the smell closely. Lots of hoppy grapefruit. Heavy bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is dry with medium carbonation.

Overall this was good. Not my favorite style but good.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 01:49:34 | More by TrappistJohnMD
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bertram

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-26-2012 00:45:04 | More by bertram
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Glowing golden body with a healthy dose of creamy white head, sticking to every corner of the glass. (Yeah, my glass has corners).

Juicy citrus and mango, really bright. Much more fragrant than I remember.

In IIPA terms, this is incredibly balanced. Bittersweet citrus qualities, earthy pine, a touch of alcohol warmth. Really just an awesome beer I think.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 18:51:14 | More by yamar68
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mfavoino

Washington

3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter on 2/23/12.

Appearance: Poured a hazy golden orange color with visible carbonation bubbles. About one inch of foam settled down to the top of the body quickly.

Smell: Pine aroma along with some less pronounced citrus notes. Hoppy, but not jumping out of the glass like some DIPA hopbombs.

Taste: Initial caramel malt flavor is overtaken by the piney hops. Citrus flavors came out more as it warmed, with a dry and bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel and average carbonation. Dry finish and minimal alcohol tasted.

Overall: A good DIPA that is not quite in the top tier for the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 17:40:23 | More by mfavoino
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,793 ratings.