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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,474 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,474
Reviews: 1,570
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 349
Gots: 638 | FT: 9
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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Elfastball7, Mar 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

rogueleonardi, Mar 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

aszatk01, Mar 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

leeswagerty, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of Grinnerman
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Grinnerman, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of goldennectar
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into Sam Adams tulip glass.

Appearance: Pale yellow color with a thin white head

Smell: Citrus, very much grapefruit and a slight bit of pine

Taste: Balanced malt and grapefruit & pine hops

Mouthfeel: Nice and smooth

Overall: A awesome and thoroughly enjoyable DIPA. I wanted another so I drank one. I still wanted more and still do. Definitely a beer everyone should have at least once.

goldennectar, Mar 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Microbrewtaster, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

BugTownPub, Mar 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

Jflo, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of Nugganooch
3.68/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Mid taking care of another want of mine. Thanks Allen!

12oz format w/ a 10oz Nonic style taster glass
-03/05/12 notes

A: Double Trouble pours a light goldenrod hue with great clarity. Minimal off-white head that dispels rather quickly leaving light streaks of lace with each sip.

S: Aroma is packed with a real dense pine character. I get some light citrus zest, lemony and tropical even. Some fruity pale malts and a bit of alcohol perks as the brew climbs towards room temp. Pretty nice nose. Real zesty.

T: Taste is piney for sure with a nice prickly upper-moderate bitterness to it. Sweet pale malts and some light tropical passion fruit notes. But way less actual fruit flavors than what is suggested by the nose. A touch of warming alcohol. Nice but a real step down from the nose for me.

M: Mouthfeel is medium in body with a nice creamy froth feel. A light sleekness and bit of resinous hop pucker with a crisp dry finishing on it.

D: Big piney bitter DIPA just about sums it up for me. Somewhat smooth balance and nice but a bit one dimensional in flavors.
Would have again but preference would be super fresh or on tap. Not Founders best work. Could use some more depth of flavor.

Nugganooch, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

ewhitford, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

kb2250, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

JefferyDean, Mar 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Kylie0109, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

stevegregg, Mar 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Bloodbuzz99, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of Homebrew35
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dated 2/1/12
Pouts just a 1/4 finger of a bubbly white head. Extra pale yellow body. Some lacing and just a thin ring of head remain.

Smells of citrus, pine and floral notes. Grapefruit, passion fruit and pear come to mind.

Tastes like a juicy, piney, grapefruit like beer. Fairly complex with the hop load and simple with the lightly sweet malts.

Medium thin and medium carbonation. The carbonation and piney bitterness is quite prickly. It's not too resinous given the obviously huge amounts of hops used.

Overall this is a big hoppy, bitter, fairly complex some what boozy beer. I can only handle one of these in a sitting, due to how big this is. I'm glad I fInally tied this.

$3 a single.

Homebrew35, Mar 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Goldfishman, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of raveskdr
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

raveskdr, Mar 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

vic21234, Mar 04, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

$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.

dejrrma, Mar 04, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -64.5%

nicholas527, Mar 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

crazyindian, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of donkeyrunner
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 2 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

@ 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.

donkeyrunner, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of draheim
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

draheim, Mar 04, 2012
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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