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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,934 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,934
Reviews: 1,617
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 374
Gots: 804 | FT: 12
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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Ratings: 5,934 | Reviews: 1,617
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of SebD
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice cloudy golden orange/yellow color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of citrus, grapefruit and pine with some sweet bready and caramelly malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some nice citrus and grapefruit from the hops, a good piney resin and some sweet caramelly malts. I'm loving the bitterness in this one!

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas. IPA#2 for IPA Day and another great one.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Flounder57
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that has reduced to a thin layer. It is a golden orange hue with some clarity and bobbles coming up through the glass. Some lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Hints of pine and lots of citrus in there, followed by some bready, crystal, and sweet malts. Very clean aroma to the beer.

Taste: Citrus all the way baby!!! Well balanced and has a subtle bitterness in there too. Alcohol is well hidden and the bitterness is actually enjoyable. It is a very clean beer.

Mouthfeel: smooth, full bodied, medium carbonation, a little chewy, easy to drink, and very tasty.

Overall: A very well balanced and enjoyable DIPA. I have had this on draft and in a bottle many times before. This one can be enjoyed over and over again.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of DMarlinJ
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The look of this beer is not as impressive for me. I wish it were not as cloudy and had more head. I will try it again starting a little warmer to see how if it pours better. The lacing was just average to me.

I like the first hit to the nose, citrus, grapefruit and fresh.

The taste is what intrigues me the most. I can't believe it is 86 ibu's. It must be how it is balanced with the malt. I am not a big IPA fan but this one gets better as I continue and the last sip is still good. It is not as punchy as the Founders Red Rye and not as strong in the grapefruit hit. No booziness for 9.4%, which I like in this case.

Dry and refreshing, yet with some creaminess enough to clean the bitter and not leave my mouth with an astringent, citrus peel feeling. This really works for me.

Overall, I keep coming back to this beer with surprise that I like an IPA so much. It seems to have some mysterious pull on me. It's not too filling either.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.58/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: poured a hazy golden orange in color with yellow highlights and nice fluffy head that left plenty of lacing sticking to the glass.

S: lots of malty sweetness dominated the aroma with citric lemon, hints of pineapple, slight grassy hoppy character and a little grapefruit zest.

T: the hop profile was not really punchy it was actually muted on the palate with lots of malty sweetness, lemon citrus, pineapple accnets and a touch of grapefruit bitterness.

M: the brew was medium in body with a fair amount of carbonation which had a sweet, very mild grassy hoppy, citrusy, slight bitter and crisp finish.

O: it was lacking in the hop department but then again I am from the west coast so I have high expectations when it comes to my IPA's

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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