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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,935 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,935
Reviews: 1,617
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 374
Gots: 805 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle with a Bottled date of 02/09/12. Pours a vibrant amber with very little head. Some lacing. Aroma is musty with some pine, and earthiness. Taste is piney and earthy. Some hints of citrus and warming alcohol. Musty, earthy finish. Basement-like. Not really digging this all that much. Lightly carbonated. Im diasppointed with this one. Overall, the musty flavor is too much for me. There's a ton better double IPAs out there and many better Founders brews as well. I'll pass on this in the future.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Has an extremely clean and crisp look, with a shallow head that falls to a furtive puddle. This is the most deceptive looking beer I've ever had--it looks just like a macro lager (other than the sticky lacing), but smells and tastes like...

S: Funky, catty, piney hops, with dashes of citrus zest.

T: Man do the hops linger in the DT! There's exponential growth in the bitterness. Leads with a splash of fruity hops (gf, some mango, and pineapple), but quickly dives into the 86 IBU realm of piney, bold bitterness. And I love it!

M: Slippery, and soapy, with an intense grassy hop dryness.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Straw gold with good clarity. Only a modest head that leaves a few wisps of lace in passing.

Smell: Firm, but not overwhelming hops. Lightly lemon citric west coast with some sugary base giving a bit of lemon drop.

Taste: Strong APA range of hop presence, maybe into the lower end of IPA, but DIPA? Lots of nice flavor but lacks the punch I'm expecting. Everything here is very nice, lemon rind, grapefruit, little earthy pine, just want more volume.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation, clean finish.

Overall: Very enjoyable beer, just a bit over-billed. Still, wouldn't mind working through a 6'er.

Big thanks to Illudium for the sample!

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look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Light hazy orange. Nothing special
S: Fruity orange, like a candy fruit cup. Very nice.
T: Again very impressive. Floral taste then hoppy, then fruity, then a touch of alcohol, then an orange finish.
M: Great. No lingering bad flavors. Very sharp and concise flavor.

Overall very great. Maybe not quite as good as Bells Hopslam but damn close. So good that even my IPA hating friend liked it. That's when you know it's good.

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Served in a snifter.

Appearance: Transparent amber, subtle white head is roughly 1/2" off the body, take a sip and disappears.

Smell: Nice, floral and pretty heavy of pine.

Taste: Heavy grapefruit creating a bitter taste, full of flavor.

Mouth: Medium to heavy, bubbles floating though your cheeks and zesting with a ton of flavor.

Overall: You know what, if you are an IPA person like myself this will be one of your go to beers every time you step into a beer spot. You get everything you want, the feel of alcohol, incredible carbonation, drink with love. Salud!

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Poured from bottle into tulip shaped glass

Appearance – It has a nice slightly hazy golden-orange color with a lighter white head formed upon serving. The head faded fast, but left some nice lacing and a very persistent film on the top of the beer.

Smell – The smell is a nice mix of citrus hop aromas of grapefruit and lemon, piney hop aromas as well as a bit of sweeter aromas as well. Quite nice.

Taste – A bitter citrus hop flavor really is potent at the straight away and at the very end of the taste. In the beginning it is mainly of lemon and is mixed with a smoother maltier biscuit flavor. The hop starts to lose ground in the middle to more bready and sweet flavors. But the hop only loses strength very momentarily, as toward the end a huge bitter grapefruit hop flavor comes and leaves its lingering mark on your tongue. The aftertaste is quite grapefruity and seems to linger a bit longer then my personal preference for that particular flavor.

Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel is on the creamier side. It really coats the mouth nicely, which with the lower carbonation level makes for a rather nice smooth mouthfeel.

Overall – It has very good qualities that many Double IPA fans would like. Its appearance, nose, mouthfeel and initial taste are all great, with the only thing that doesn’t do it for me being the very persistent grapefruit flavor.

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