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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,772 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,772
Reviews: 1,526
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 312
Gots: 419 | 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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dsuedbeck

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-21-2012 04:53:57 | More by dsuedbeck
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MrVonzipper

California

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy apricot. 1cm eggshell. Great retention and Lace. 

Nice Citra and floral hop notes on the nose. Mild candy malt backbone. 

Good balance. Citrus and floral hops balanced very well with a nice cotton candy like maltiness. Mild bitter backend. 

Light bodied and Crisp. High carbonation.

Overall Real nice. A great and well balanced DIPA with great character.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 04:36:42 | More by MrVonzipper
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Jsmitty1967

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-21-2012 03:04:28 | More by Jsmitty1967
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xipho

Illinois

3/5  rDev -28.9%

02-21-2012 02:34:56 | More by xipho
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Fubar1453

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip, marked 1/03/12.

A: Perfect golden orange with a creamy eggshell white head.

S: Pine needles, hops and grapefruit.

T: Mango, hops and pine needles. A myriad of flavors, fantastic.

M: Slightly sticky but not heavy and syrupy.

O: Founders has it here, possibly the best DIPA I've ever had. Juicy, hoppy, wet and dry. This is awesome stuff, try some.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 00:40:34 | More by Fubar1453
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BPudd

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-20-2012 22:43:12 | More by BPudd
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

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

freshness date on bottle 1/23/12.

poured into tulip.

Appearance: mildly hazy golden straw colored beer with a bone white head. 2 fingers of head that drops down to a cap on top of the beer with a few chunks of foam.

Smell: grapefruit and pine are prominent in this nose with lots of other citris notes represented here in this beer. Oranges, lemon, and limes. Grassy notes also.

Taste: This is moderately hoppy / bitter tasting DIPA. Pine is prominent just like the nose suggests. The malts show up for a short period and taste like a buttermilk biscuit. In the middle of the beer the malts mix with the citris flavors(mostly oranges and some lemon) The finish returns to that strong pine with some grass noted as well. The bitterness is unrelenting and is always making its presence know all the way to the finish and beyond the aftertaste. The hops do taste fresh and juicy, but they are just a touch too bitter for my liking. The beer could use more malt to balance the agressive bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with carbonation that is at the low end of moderate. This beer is got a little creaminess to it and its also fairly dank as far as the hops go. Its an easy drinker if you like big hoppy beers.

Overall: This is a taste DIPA. Founder still delivers a quality brew that excells for its style. I would like more malts in this beer for balance, but I have nothing else to complain about. It an enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 22:40:43 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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cynical1027

Ohio

5/5  rDev +18.5%

02-20-2012 18:40:18 | More by cynical1027
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juliusseizure

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-20-2012 18:20:42 | More by juliusseizure
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tzieser

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

02-20-2012 17:35:06 | More by tzieser
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montyeric

Michigan

5/5  rDev +18.5%

02-20-2012 14:27:00 | More by montyeric
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olympicgatorade

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-20-2012 13:43:36 | More by olympicgatorade
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twkirkby

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-20-2012 12:21:48 | More by twkirkby
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bcal16

Alabama

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-20-2012 02:34:56 | More by bcal16
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-20-2012 02:24:49 | More by jwat
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jnikkel

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-20-2012 01:52:19 | More by jnikkel
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Marty30

Pennsylvania

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

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Served at 50 degrees.

A. Golden straw yellow with a slight haze to it. Leaves very little bit of spotty lacing. A 1 inch white head dissapates quickly.

S. Nice pineapple,peach slight bit of mango fruitiness. With a little floral quality in the back.

T. Same as the smell but I would like to add a small amount of a biscuit taste in the back end.

M. Good medium to heavy feel for the style. Good carbonation here. A dry finish.

Overall one of my absolute favorite DIPA's to date always look forward for this fresh.Founders crushes another one out of the park.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 00:56:56 | More by Marty30
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cloeren13

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-19-2012 22:18:21 | More by cloeren13
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-19-2012 21:56:26 | More by HopsHopenstein
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BuffaloBill12

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

02-19-2012 21:52:37 | More by BuffaloBill12
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-19-2012 19:26:10 | More by Profchaos20
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jimelee108

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-19-2012 17:07:57 | More by jimelee108
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thefizzo

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-19-2012 16:37:18 | More by thefizzo
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captainbearcat

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-19-2012 03:30:50 | More by captainbearcat
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Neorebel

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden/amber color with a thin head. There is only a minimal amount of lacing as the beer goes down. Aroma is wonderful - on the surface - a bouquet of lime, pineapple and grapefruit, while there is a hint of pine resin lurking beneath. A detect a wisp of something slightly powdery or soapy as well. The beer seems surprisingly light for a DIPA - especially given the ABV. This is actually a huge plus. As for the flavor, it is quite dry and straightforward. Pleasantly bitter. It's very good, but not bursting with citrus flavor or teeming with hop resin as the aroma suggests it might be. I am certain this is fresh as well. Solid, but not my fav. DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 01:57:49 | More by Neorebel
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,772 ratings.