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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,749 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,749
Reviews: 1,590
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.48%
Wants: 356
Gots: 719 | 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:
86 IBUs and 9.4% ABV

(Beer added by: CortexBomb on 12-06-2006)
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Photo of JohnQVD
4.71/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bronze colored with a thin wispy head that dissipates to a ring on the edge of the glass. Scents of citrus (tangerine and grapefruit) and a bit of pine resin or maybe spruce. Taste is citrusy and floral, with a lingering bitterness. Feel is light, with light carbonation.

This is definitely hop forward, but is still really excellent overall. It's high alcohol, but the hops are more prominent than any booziness.

JohnQVD, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: light golden hue with a light haze and a languid effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy white foam. Kind of plain for a double IPA, but still, looks good.

Smell: nice citrusy aroma with a medium-to-light intensity. It doesn't blow me away with volume, but its subtlety and clean fruitiness are very nice.

Taste: fruity, citrusy and lightly floral hops build out the beginning. A light malt backbone lets the hops take the driver's seat. The bitterness is smooth at the end and is strong but not biting at all. I like it.

Mouthfeel: good body and a silky smoothness. Carbonation is relatively low so this beer isn't hugely creamy, but the silkiness is very nice going down.

Overall: a nice, subtle Imperial IPA. Perhaps a bit too subtle, indeed, for the style, which typically requires a more in-your-face attitude. Still, very nice, and I would definitely have this again if given the chance.

flagmantho, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of HarmonMW
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

HarmonMW, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of JSchock7
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

JSchock7, Jun 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

nosavingsaccount, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of ipahead
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

ipahead, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of smi
5/5  rDev +18.5%

smi, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of beergorrilla
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

beergorrilla, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of markasparov
3/5  rDev -28.9%

markasparov, May 31, 2012
Photo of rudy0908
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

rudy0908, May 31, 2012
Photo of Dethsloth7
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Dethsloth7, May 31, 2012
Photo of JLapadura
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

JLapadura, May 30, 2012
Photo of TheBronze
4/5  rDev -5.2%

TheBronze, May 30, 2012
Photo of erha2
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

erha2, May 30, 2012
Photo of jakea
4/5  rDev -5.2%

jakea, May 29, 2012
Photo of TheBigBoy
2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

TheBigBoy, May 29, 2012
Photo of wells9uk
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

wells9uk, May 29, 2012
Photo of aaronblain22
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

aaronblain22, May 28, 2012
Photo of tmarretti
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

tmarretti, May 27, 2012
Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

MarkyMOD, May 27, 2012
Photo of Greywulfken
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: beautiful gold under a fat white head; settles into a bubbly film with ample lace

S: crisp hops and bright yeast; notes of citrus and wood

T: dry and crisp grapefruit and pine; subdued sweetness

M: full, creamy, nice dry/sweet balance

O: I'd forgotten how good an Imperial IPA this was - been quaffing down Palate Wreckers, 471's, 90 Minute IPAs, Shipyard's XXXX, and the like for some time now without returrning to an old favorite. As is true with most? all? Founders brews, this is a top-notch beer.

Greywulfken, May 27, 2012
Photo of kbuzz
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

kbuzz, May 26, 2012
Photo of sjverla
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nose: Briefly yeasty and bready, but quickly overpowered by sweet, crisp citric hops. Lightly caramelly malt mingles with blueberry and blackberry esters that are mild, but present. Very crisp and fresh.

Appearance: Hazy blonde-gold with no head, just a ring of bubbles around the edge.

Taste: Very bitter and deep. Dank and woody - slight grapefruit dryness, but the taste is largely chlorophyllic and dark green. Alcohol bite and some minor berry characteristics provide some balance and the mild sugaryness of the malts is briefly, vaguely caramelly. Mildly astringent and semi-dry.

Overall: A heavy-handed dose of hops in this. Big and bitter, but some balance would have been nice - though maybe that's just my mood.

sjverla, May 26, 2012
Photo of Wamba
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Wamba, May 25, 2012
Photo of jacob4999
4/5  rDev -5.2%

jacob4999, May 24, 2012
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,749 ratings.