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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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5,352 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,352
Reviews: 1,562
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 335
Gots: 593 | FT: 8
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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raveskdr

Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +3.1%

The real big hoppy release of the spring from Michigan. Into my Bruery snifter. Dozey on the assist.

A - Light golden orangish color with a head that fades. Bubbles stick to the side and the lacing is fantastic.

S - Big time pine and tropical fruit, with hints of caramelly malt.

T - Pine is definitely in the foreground, with some really nice fruitiness. Has a noticeable malt backbone that stands up to the hops.

M - Nice full mouthfeel with a very solid amount of resin that is the staple of DT.

O - Really one of my favorite double IPA's. It is easy to find and something I can drink several of in a night. So solid. Makes me forget about hopslam.

03-05-2012 00:27:02 | More by raveskdr
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vic21234

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A- Pours a clear amber, light-orange color. About a fingers worth of head forms on the top and slowly fades. Nice lacing is apparent along the sides of the glass.

S- A hop bomb, I could smell this one as I opened the bottle. The hop characters noted are mostly of citrus.

T- An awesome beer. Front of the sip is all hops. Tons of citrus notes, with some piney resin as well. Finishes bitter and dry.

M- Bitter, slightly boozey but extremely drinkable.

Double Trouble is an awesome beer, and its up there with Hopslam as one of my favorite DIPAS.

03-04-2012 23:19:48 | More by vic21234
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dejrrma

Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +5%

$9.99 for a 32oz growler @aleyeah. Purchased 3/4/12, same day as tapped. Poured into a pint glass.

a- a deep and golden orange color with lots of little bubbles rising to the top. a little over 1/4" of white head with lacing that covers the top portion of the glass.

s- pungent, pungent hops that come at my nose like fumes. grapefruit, more citrus, slight caramel and very small amount of booze

t- that grapefruit and hops is present from the get-go. i feel some of the citrus all the way up my nose. very bitter and biting at first but mellows out to the caramel/sweetness from the malt. leaves a little aftertaste of spices and dryness on the tongue.

m- medium carbonation, not as thick as i remember from my review of the bottle version, but still a full bodied DIPA and still velvety. Alcohol presence is not detectable.

o- i paid roughly the same price for this 32oz growler as i did for a 4pack of 12 oz. The difference was 16 oz. Considering double trouble is long gone, i didn't mind at all. The beer was fresher and just as delicious as i remembered.

03-04-2012 20:37:40 | More by dejrrma
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nicholas527

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -64.5%

03-04-2012 20:02:30 | More by nicholas527
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crazyindian

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-04-2012 18:26:38 | More by crazyindian
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +6.2%

@ Greenland Cafe, Salem MA

Arrived in a wee 11oz. glass sans head and only a tiny collar of foam clinging on for dear life. Bad pour.

The aroma of Double Trouble is akin to sticking a package of Starburst up one's nose. Taste follows up the Starburst theme, particularly the pink ones (grapefruit?) and is buoyed by an impressive malty backbone. Even without the hops the sweet, supple maltiness is pretty good in and of itself.

Founders rocks my socks.

03-04-2012 09:35:10 | More by donkeyrunner
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draheim

Washington

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%

12oz bottle (bottled 2/1/2012) (thanks again IrishColonial) into a tulip.

Pours a clear golden color w/ a thin white head.

Aroma is piney citrusy hops. Clean. Sweet booze comes through a bit as it warms.

Taste is a nice balance of pale malt and piney hops. Straightforward w/ a bitter hoppy finish.

Overall a good DIPA but maybe a little one-dimensional. Keep wishing there was a little more to this. Somewhere between Hopslam and Pliny.

03-04-2012 08:27:10 | More by draheim
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syrupjoe

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev -4%

Pours a hazy golden straw color with a half finger almost white head.

Nose: Pungent grapefruit citrus, moderate pine, light green onion vegetalness.

Taste: Citrus bitterness, clean pine resin, orange, mango, green vegetal dankness.

Moderate carbonation with clean, crisp, but extraordinarily bitter finish. Green, dank, piney aftertaste. This is a pretty well rounded but incredibly dank and hoppy DIPA. For a teeth curling hop fix, I would seek this out. Not exceptional, but pretty good.

03-04-2012 03:15:45 | More by syrupjoe
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rtaps

California

3.6/5  rDev -14.7%

pours a clear yellow (straw like) with a white head that has good retention

a lot of citrus on the nose, caramel malts with a nice hoppyness to it and a little mango is found

caramel malts with citrus hops, a cotton candy like back end to it.

light-medium bodied, high carbonation. with a lingering bitterness

overall its a nice IPA with a good nose. wish the taste was a little more crisp

03-04-2012 00:59:55 | More by rtaps
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ALLISON01

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.5%

03-03-2012 23:50:17 | More by ALLISON01
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jar2574

Missouri

4.18/5  rDev -0.9%

Pours a yellowish color with a slightly cloudy consistency and a nice fluffy, creamy head. Smells amazing. Zesty grapefruit hops. Mouthfeel is excellent, nice blend of creamy texture and hop zest and bite on the tongue. Taste is dominated by the citrus hops and a hoppy dry finish. Good lacing on the way down. A very pleasant experience, and the alcohol is completely hidden.

03-03-2012 23:29:32 | More by jar2574
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brandonasplundh

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-03-2012 21:01:53 | More by brandonasplundh
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-03-2012 19:46:51 | More by rydev24
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-03-2012 17:17:42 | More by HamGlade10
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oldvines

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-03-2012 14:24:00 | More by oldvines
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joesc230

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

03-03-2012 03:48:49 | More by joesc230
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JCaweinstein

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +1.4%

Orange, one finger head did not last long. It's fairly cloudy and with a small amount of carbonation.
I smell grapefruit, pepper, and as it warms it starts to smell more sweet, I think it's honey I'm detecting.
I get a very nice citrus like hop flavor that is not overpowering. It's hoppy for sure but not mouth puckeringly (is this a word) hoppy. The hoops are balanced quite nicely with a toasty, bready malt backbone. Also, like the aroma I'm picking up a peppery flavor.
Medium bodied and mouth coating. As mentioned before there is a wonderful balance between hops and malts. It leaves a pleasant pine-like after taste.
This is one outstanding beer. I like that this IIPA is balanced. Sure there is a nice hoppiness but there is more to this beer than that.

03-03-2012 03:46:38 | More by JCaweinstein
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hoosier222002

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-03-2012 01:43:44 | More by hoosier222002
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jhb138

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-02-2012 19:09:03 | More by jhb138
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jculler82

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-02-2012 17:03:55 | More by jculler82
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-02-2012 03:30:02 | More by Zachtheporter
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-02-2012 02:41:03 | More by oldp0rt
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demgoth

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-02-2012 02:00:02 | More by demgoth
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MrHolland10

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-02-2012 01:13:32 | More by MrHolland10
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codasnap52

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-01-2012 17:18:35 | More by codasnap52
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,352 ratings.