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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,897 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,897
Reviews: 1,613
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 364
Gots: 785 | FT: 10
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:
Beer added by: CortexBomb on 12-06-2006

86 IBUs and 9.4% ABV
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4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a Founders snifter

A: Pours a brilliant golden color with a clear body. Highlights are a nice golden-orangish hue. Bone white head forms at the top and soon dissipates into a ring of big bubble foam. Lacing is quite abundant.

S: A citrusy fragrance of grapefruit zest with piney notes in a supporting role.

T: Big grapefruit notes here. Grapefruit zest and fruit take center stage. Firm bitterness follows to really bring the whole thing together. Again, a slight piney presence sits in the back seat. Not a lot of malt action going on and that is okay by me. Leaves a delicious aftertaste of grapefruit bitterness that makes you want to pick up your glass again and again.

M: So easy drinking. Not a huge DIPA body, but there's enough there to make it worth your while. Leave the palate only the slightest bit slick, and goes down smooth.

O: Another fantastic beer from Founders. Hops are the star of the show here, making this a must-try for any hop head worth his salt. Get it while it's out there and get it while it's fresh.

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4.33/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy medium golden apricot with a frothy half inch ivory head that slowly dissipates, leaving spotty lacing.

Resin, dank cannabis, pine, onion, and grapefruit form the initial hop wallop of an aroma. There's an underlying bready, caramel sweetness at the finish. Lime and body odor surface, with hints of floral hops.

There's a fairly sweet, caramel malt backbone evident in the first sip. Becomes fairly bitter and resiny mid palate, and bitterness carries into the finish. Grapefruit, resin, pine, onion, and fresh cut grass assert themselves in the flavor, but malt is definitely more than subtle.

Body is moderate and slightly creamy, with carbonation a tad on the low side, and moderate alcohol warmth. There's a bit of hop astringency.

Good balance of extremes between malt and hops. Given the introduction of more citrus forward flavoring hops, this brew won't rank as high in my list as it may have at one time, but it's still a great dipa. Not overly bitter, fairly complex hop flavoring, and good malt support. May actually be a tad sweet.

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4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Dogfish Head IPA glass. Bottled on date 04/03/13.

Appearance: Pours a clear pale gold with a one-inch white fluffy white head. Decent lacing.

Smell: Bursting with grapefruit/citrus hops. Some floral characteristics as well. A little bit of honey comes through, but this is first and foremost a citrus bomb.

Taste: Huge grapefruit and citrus up front. Light floral hop flavor for a little added complexity, but this is all about the citrus, and it really kills it. Big dose of bittering hops up front that lingers throughout, but it never gets overwhelming. Excellent.

Mouthfeel: Dry, crisp, appropriately medium-high carbonation level. Bitterness dries the palate on the finish. Excellent.

Overall: Founders killed it with this one (not surprisingly). They don't get much recognition in the hop department, but this is easily in the same league as hopslam or any of the other top-tiered midwest DIPA's.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottled 4/6/13 served in a tumbler glass. It pours a nice clear gold body with a chunky white head. Double Trouble smells of big juicy hops, resinous pine, light caramel malt, and a touch of booze.

It starts with pungent hop flavor of grapefruit, citrus, lemon, some malt, and finishes with bitter pine flavor in my mouth. It's not overly bittersweet and not too resinous. Lots of juicy fruit flavor to be had in this one. It has a nice medium mouthfeel that drinks easy but is lethal.

It reminds me a lot of HopSlam and turns my world upside down / :

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Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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