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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,622 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 5,622
Reviews: 1,580
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 352
Gots: 687 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

DavidTrahey, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The first beer I've had from Founders, thank you for entering the Des Moines market!

On tap at el Bait Shop. A pretty orange color with plenty of foam. Even with my allergies going crazy I can still smell the fruity hops and a touch of pine. The taste is just fantastic. Lots of citrus, with some grape and pine. It seems just a tad on the earthy side. It finishes with some lingering tartness, and you start ot feel the alcohol about 1/2 way through the glass. I'd say it's comparable to Hopslam but it's available for more than 2 weeks of the year.

DesMoinesMike, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of AlphaKing414
4/5  rDev -5.2%

AlphaKing414, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of Ajlvt
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Ajlvt, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of Bmcallahan
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Bmcallahan, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of meanmutt
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

meanmutt, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of moskal
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

moskal, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of pcw110
5/5  rDev +18.5%

pcw110, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of Andrew61923
3.25/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Sampled a while back. Bottled 1/7.

A: Hazy gold with some yeast residue. Thin white halo with a little bit of lacing.

S: Pine, musty earth. Pretty muted sadly.

T: Hops have faded I think. Malt is taking over, making it a bit messy. Some sweetness, but it seems less hop forward than last year's.

M: Tingly carbonation that doesn't linger too long.

O: I loved it last year, but just liked it this year. Would have loved a fresher bottle or on tap, but I worked with what I had.

Andrew61923, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of tgoldian
5/5  rDev +18.5%

tgoldian, Apr 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

kjb32812, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of Element1290
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Element1290, Mar 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

jmobley8, Mar 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Gregwa, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of Martstar
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Martstar, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of Gatordaddy
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Gatordaddy, Mar 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

UFBeerman, Mar 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

richkrull, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of theminutemen
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

theminutemen, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a hazy, semi-transparent golden with an average white head. Strongly hoppy aroma has a hint of evergreen. Powerful hoppy flavor has firm tones of evergreen and grapefruit, quite sour. Lively, fizzy texture has firm body and is quite pleasing.

Cyberkedi, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of TimPell
4/5  rDev -5.2%

TimPell, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of TenHornsProud
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy orange with a nice white head that lingers and laces.

Smells of tropical fruit, some caty-ness, and pine. A nice mix of hop character and a big aroma.

Up front bitter fruit, stone fruit that goes into more of the same in the middle with a citric/orange character that ends with notes of pine and grapefruit and lingering bitterness. Has lighter fruit notes and a heavy/pine bitterness with just enough malt to balance.

Medium to heavy body with medium carbonation work well enough. It is noticeably warm and bitter...making it seem not as refined as some of the better DIPAs.

A good DIPA that hits a lot of the great hop flavors, minus citra overload, but it is heavy and highly drinkable. Not that that is a bad thing, but it is different from a lot of more quaffable DIPAs. I like it and would get it again.

TenHornsProud, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of fubofnic
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

fubofnic, Mar 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

ridgeline23, Mar 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

MSandahl23, Mar 29, 2012
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,622 ratings.